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AUDIO: Listen to Audra McDonald Talk with Michael Ian Black on How To Be Amazing

How to Be Amazing is an in-depth interview show, hosted by comedian, author and actor Michael Ian Black. Black sits down with some of today's most provocative writers, entertainers, artists, innovative thinkers and politicians for humorous, thought-provoking conversations that dive into the creative process and the intricate minds of some of the most influential voices of our time. Today, he sits down with the dazzling Audra McDonald.

The record-breaking, six-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald went from a hyper-active kid performing in the local dinner theater to Broadway mega-star. In this episode, Michael chats with her about failed auditions, letting go of her idea of perfection, and how she learned to embraces new challenges, such as learning to tap dance for her upcoming role in SHUFFLE ALONG.

Take a listen to the interesting podcast, below!

Fans of sketch comedy might know Black from such seminal television programs as The State, Stella and Michael and Michael Have Issues, all of which he co-created, wrote and starred in. In addition to performing stand up across the country, Black has starred in many films and television shows including Ed, Wet Hot American Summer, Burning Love, They Came Together and VH1's I Love the '80s. He has written best-selling books for both children and adults, is the co-host of two popular podcasts. His upcoming projects include the untitled Jim Gaffigan show, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp for Netflix and Comedy Central's Another Period.

How to Be Amazing is brought to you by PRX. It is produced by Michael Ian Black, Jennifer Brennan and Mary Shimkin. How to Be Amazing is mixed and edited by Kristen Clark, Jason Saldanha, Robin Linn and Barry O'Halloran with music composed by Chad Crouch. Post-production is done by Barry O'Halloran. It's recorded at Argot Studios in New York City. Check out the show's website here!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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