Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

VIDEO: On This Day, July 3- Happy Birthday Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley!

These two legendary leading ladies have delighted Broadway audiences in classic shows like Cats, Hello Dolly!, Carousel, Porgy and Bess, and more!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 3- Happy Birthday Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley!

It's a double bill Happy Birthday on this day for Broadway legends Audra McDonald and Betty Buckley!

Audra McDonald has won a record-breaking six Tony Awards, making her the most decorated performer in American theater. The singer and actress was named one of TIMEmagazine's 100 most influential people of 2015 and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts - America's highest honor for achievement in the arts - from President Barack Obama. In addition to her work on stage and screen, McDonald is noted as a passionate advocate for equal rights, LGBTQ causes, and underprivileged youth.

Betty Buckley, in an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe, is probably best known as one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.

Buckley received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in Triumph of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically-acclaimed interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. She is a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.




Related Stories

More Hot Stories For You


Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters Headlines The Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala on November 4Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters Headlines The Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala on November 4
October 6, 2022

The Ridgefield Playhouse is celebrating its Fall Fundraising Gala with one of Broadway's most critically acclaimed performers - Bernadette Peters!

The Warren Center Announces Executive Appointment Of Asriel Eford As Chief Advancement OfficerThe Warren Center Announces Executive Appointment Of Asriel Eford As Chief Advancement Officer
October 6, 2022

The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services, and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, has announced the promotion of Asriel Eford to the role of Chief Advancement Officer.

THE COMMITMENTS Comes Tm Milton Keynes Theatre, 24 - 29 OctoberTHE COMMITMENTS Comes Tm Milton Keynes Theatre, 24 - 29 October
October 6, 2022

It is 35 years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel. The world's hardest working and most explosive soul band are set to return in an all new stage production visiting Milton Keynes Theatre 24 – 29 October.

Broadway Dallas Presents PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL; Tickets On Sale October 7Broadway Dallas Presents PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL; Tickets On Sale October 7
October 6, 2022

Broadway Dallas, Broadway Across America (BAA), and the producers of the PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL announced today that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Dallas will go on sale Friday, October 7. 

Joffrey Ballet Celebrates Return Of THE NUTCRACKER, December 3-27Joffrey Ballet Celebrates Return Of THE NUTCRACKER, December 3-27
October 6, 2022

This holiday season, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the return of Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's magical production of The Nutcracker.