BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald!
Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, 2014 Tony winner Audra McDonald joined Richard just days before the big night to chat about all things Lady Day, reviews her amazing career, and so much more . Check out the full interview below!
Winner of six Tony Awards® (Lady Day, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Audra McDonald has also appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony® nomination), Henry IV, and110 in the Shade (Tony® nomination). A two-time Grammy® Award-winner, she has released five solo albums on Nonesuch. On television, she was recently seen as "Mother Abbess" in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! and played "Dr. Naomi Bennett" on ABC's Private Practice for four seasons. She has received Emmy® nominations forA Raisin in the Sun, Wit and her role as official host of PBS's Live From Lincoln Center.
The Juilliard-trained soprano has also appeared on opera stages in Houston and LA and regularly performs with leading orchestras and in concerts with her own ensemble. Her film credits include She Got Problems, Best Thief in the World, It Runs in the Family, The Object of My Affection, Seven Servants and Rampart. Of her many roles, her favorites are the ones performed at home: wife to her husband, actor Will Swenson, and mother to her daughter, Zoe Madeline.