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VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'


On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy has Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald sing replies to real Yahoo! Answers to questions like, "Should I tell my parents I"m adopted?" Later, McDonald explains the historical significance of her upcoming Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG, and what it's like learning choreography from Savion Glover. Watch all the clips from the appearance below!

McDonald received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. She currently holds the record for most Tonys won by an actor, surpassing Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury with 5 TONY AWARDS each. The talented actress will return to Broadway this spring in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will also star Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon VictorDixon and Joshua Henry.

Winner of numerous Tony Awards® (Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun,The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Audra McDonald has also appeared on Broadway inThe Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony® nomination), Henry IV, and 110 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 for A Raisin in the Sun, Wit and her role as official host of PBS's Live From LINCOLN Center.

Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

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