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Audra McDonald

Also Credited As: Audra Ann McDonald
 
Date Of Birth:
July 03, 1970 (52)
Birth Place:
Berlin, GERMANY
Bio:
Audra McDonald holds the record for more Tony Best Performance wins than any other actor in history, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She became a three-time Tony Award winner by the age of 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime, placing her alongside ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: July 03, 1970 (52)

Birth Place: Berlin, GERMANY

Bio:
Audra McDonald holds the record for more Tony Best Performance wins than any other actor in history, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She became a three-time Tony Award winner by the age of 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime, placing her alongside ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Performer
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theater Festival Production, 2020
Blanche DuBois
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Frankie
  [West End]
West End Production, 2017
Billie Holiday
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Lottie Gee
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Lady Day
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Mother Abbess
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Bess
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Olivia
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Lizzie Curry
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Fay Apple
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2005
Clara
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2004
Dot
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Ruth Younger
Ruth Younger
Ruth Younger
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Lady Percy
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2003
Clara
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Julie Jordan
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Deena Jones
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Beggar Woman
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Marie Christine L'Adrese
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Nina
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Sarah
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Sharon
  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
"Something Wonderful" Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Carrie Pipperidge
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Opera Revival, 2007
Jenny

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theater Festival Production, 2020
Blanche DuBois

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2019
Frankie

  [West End]
West End Production, 2017
Billie Holiday

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Lottie Gee

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Lady Day

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2013
Mother Abbess

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Bess

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2009
Olivia

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Lizzie Curry

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2005
Fay Apple

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 2005
Clara

  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2005
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2004
Dot

  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Ruth Younger

Ruth Younger

Ruth Younger

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 2003
Lady Percy

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Concert, 2003
Clara

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Julie Jordan

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Deena Jones

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2000
Beggar Woman

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Marie Christine L'Adrese

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 1998
Nina

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Sarah

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Sharon

  [Broadway]
Broadway Concert, 1995
"Something Wonderful" Performer

Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1994
Carrie Pipperidge

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Opera Revival, 2007
Jenny

Audra McDonald Biography

Audra McDonald holds the record for more Tony Best Performance wins than any other actor in history, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. She became a three-time Tony Award winner by the age of 28 for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime, placing her alongside Shirley Booth, Gwen Verdon and Zero Mostel by accomplishing this feat within five years. She won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun, a role she reprised for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination.

On June 10, 2012, McDonald scored her fifth Tony Award win for her portrayal of Bess in Broadway's The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess thus tying a record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris for most Tony Awards won by an actor. In the 2014 Broadway season, she made history by winning her sixth Tony Award for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. She also maintains her ties to classical repertoire with an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well as concerts throughout the US.

Audra's many television appearances include four seasons as Naomi Bennett in Private Practice, as well as Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: SVU, Having Our Say, Mister Sterling, The Bedford Diaries, Kidnapped, the TV remake of the musical Annie, and HBO's Wit with Emma Thompson and more recently as a cast member of The Good Wife. In December 2013 Audra won critical acclaim for her performance as the Mother Abbess in NBC's live telecast of The Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood. As the host of the PBS series Live From Lincoln Center, she won her first Primetime Emmy Award in 2015. That same year she was named one of Time magazine'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 2018, she joined the cast of The Good Fight for the second season of the CBS All Access original drama series.

Her film roles include Cradle Will Rock, Object of My Affection, It Runs in the Family, Best Thief in the World, and Seven Servants. Ms. McDonald returned to the Broadway stage in 2016 with director George C. Wolfe and dancer/choreographer Savion Glover in the musical Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new retelling of an original musical by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.

On the concert stage, she has sung with virtually every major American orchestra, and internationally with Th√©√Ętre du Ch√Ętelet in Paris, as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. Of Audra McDonald's many roles, she notes that her favorites are the ones performed offstage: passionate advocate for equal rights and homeless youth, wife to actor Will Swenson, and mother to her children.

Audra McDonald Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress
Audra McDonald, Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at emerson's Bar & Grill
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Porgy and Bess
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Porgy and Bess
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) Gold Star
Audra McDonald, 11 in the Shad
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Audra McDonald, 11 in the Shade
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Audra McDonald, 11 in the Shade
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2004 - Best Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, A Raisin In The Sun
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald , A Raisin in the Sun
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Drama League Awards - 2000 - Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Audra McDonald
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Audra McDonald, Marie Christine
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Marie Christine
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Featured Actress - Musical
Audra McDonaldRagtime
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Ragtime
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Audra McDonald, Master Class

Audra McDonald News

Jessie Mueller to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf Theatre in January 2023 Photo Jessie Mueller to Perform With Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf Theatre in January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress, Carousel and The Minutes) will present a hometown concert, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at Steppenwolf. The concert on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8 pm in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater.

Broadway Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown to Perform at Axelrod PAC Next Mont Photo Broadway Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown to Perform at Axelrod PAC Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents an afternoon with Broadway composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16. The three-time Tony Award-winner is best known for the musicals Parade and The Bridges of Madison County, the latter which had a star-studded run at the Axelrod in Spring 2022. 

A Post-Pandemic Visit to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Photo A Post-Pandemic Visit to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
by Matt Windman - Sep 27, 2022

Theatre critic Matt Windman returns to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts to check out a Side By Side concert, conducted by Jason Robert Brown. He writes about his experience!

Review: AUDRA MCDONALD IN CONCERT, The London Palladium Photo Review: AUDRA MCDONALD IN CONCERT, The London Palladium
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 26, 2022

Audra McDonald’s name sits right at the centre of the Broadway firmament. A record-breaking performer among the queens of musicals, her cup of talent certainly runneth over.

OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell Photo OHIO STATE MURDERS On Broadway Adds Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham and Lizan Mitchell will join Audra McDonald for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy.

Audra McDonald Concert at The London Palladium Will Be Filmed For Release Photo Audra McDonald Concert at The London Palladium Will Be Filmed For Release
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

The solo concert from Emmy, Grammy and six-time Tony Award winner, Broadway sensation AUDRA MCDONALD will be captured live at the London Palladium with the forty-six-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra conducted by Andy Einhorn on Sunday 25 September for future film distribution.

Win a Private Dinner with Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis & More Through Black Theatr Photo Win a Private Dinner with Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis & More Through Black Theatre United's Charitybuzz Auction
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

Black Theatre United has postponed their inaugural Gala to 2023, due to scheduling conflicts. Ahead of the Gala, BTU has partnered with Charitybuzz, the leading impact marketplace for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, for an exclusive fundraising auction.

Christine Ebersole, Hannah Corneau, Mauricio Martinez & More to Perform at Town Hall  Photo Christine Ebersole, Hannah Corneau, Mauricio Martinez & More to Perform at Town Hall This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale will continue to shine the spotlight through New Year's Eve on his sensational, biggest lineup of stars yet, for this his eleventh anniversary season at the acclaimed Provincetown Art House.

LESLIE ODOM, JR. THE CHRISTMAS TOUR to Return to the CIBC Theatre in December Photo LESLIE ODOM, JR. THE CHRISTMAS TOUR to Return to the CIBC Theatre in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Leslie Odom, Jr. The Christmas Tour is returning to the CIBC Theatre for one night only on December 17, 2022.

What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022? Photo What's Coming to Broadway in Fall 2022?
by Team BWW - Sep 10, 2022

A new Broadway season has officially begun! Two Broadway shows (Into the Woods and The Kite Runner) have already kicked off the 2022/23 theatre season this summer and a whole lot more are on the way. As the weather starts to cool, get ready for 15 (and counting) new productions, which will take their first Broadway bows this autumn. What are the best shows on Broadway this fall...?

Audra McDonald Videos

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Reveals How Broadway Contributed to THE GOOD FIGHT VideoVIDEO: Christine Baranski Reveals How Broadway Contributed to THE GOOD FIGHT
by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022

BroadwayWorld sat down with Christine Baranski ahead of the premiere to discuss saying goodbye to Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight after six seasons, what it was like tackling real-life issues through the series, and how Broadway has contributed to the series throughout its six seasons. Watch the new video interview now!

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video VideoWATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song ‚ÄúGetting Closer‚ÄĚ from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

BWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum VideoBWW Interview: DONNA MURPHY on MRS. ASTOR at The Mark Twain House & Museum
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Apr 1, 2022

Money, prestige, power, social status. These are things we can't get enough of, if only on on television. And theatre lovers can't get enough of acclaimed talents such as Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Donna Murphy, and others who are on the hit HBO show, The Gilded Age.

VIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000 VideoVIDEO: STARS IN THE HOUSE FOR UKRAINE Raises Over $139,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Stars in the House for Ukraine, an 11+ Hour telethon of the weekly streaming show, raised $139,000 for the International Rescue Committee's humanitarian efforts for those affected by the war in Ukraine. That total is inclusive of a generous matching donation by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which matched the first $50,000 worth of donations.

VIDEO: Brittney Johnson Discusses Taking Over as 'Glinda' in WICKED on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Brittney Johnson Discusses Taking Over as 'Glinda' in WICKED on TODAY
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

This morning, Brittney Johnson appeared on the Today Show to discuss being the first Black woman to take over the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway. Johnson was surprised by original 'Glinda' Kristin Chenoweth, who sent in a congratulatory video message. She also appeared on NBC Nightly News to take viewers backstage at Wicked.

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks Audra McDonald & WEST SIDE STORY on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

Ariana DeBose appeared on the Late Late Show With James Corden to discuss her Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award-nominated performance in West Side Story. In the interview, DeBose discusses Audra McDonald stopping her in the airport after finding out about her award nominations. Watch the segment, also featuring RuPaul, now!

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald, Deneé Benton & More in THE GILDED AGE Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 13, 2021

The star-studded cast of the new series includes Carrie Coon, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O'Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, and Douglas Sills.

VIDEO: Leading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen Sondheim VideoVIDEO: Leading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen Sondheim
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021

Today we are flashing back to one of our favorite Sondheim tributes- his 80th Birthday concert, performed with the New York Philharmonic in 2010. Watch performances from David Hyde Piece, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Bernadette Peters, and Elaine Stritch.

VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT VideoVIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT 50 Concert
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

Watch Dianne Reeves perform 'It Don't Mean a Thing' from the upcoming Kennedy Center at 50 concert, airing on PBS Friday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a Decade
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2021

Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.


Audra McDonald Frequently Asked Questions

What is Audra McDonald next theatre project?
Audra McDonald's next show will be Ohio State Murders which opens on 12/8/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Audra McDonald been in?
Audra McDonald has appeared on Broadway in 17 shows.

How many West End shows has Audra McDonald been in?
Audra McDonald has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Audra McDonald's first West End show?
Audra McDonald's first West End show was Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill which opened in 2017

What awards has Audra McDonald been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill , Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Lady Day at emerson's Bar & Grill , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Porgy and Bess , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Porgy and Bess , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for 110 in the Shad , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 110 in the Shade , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for 110 in the Shade , Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for A Raisin In The Sun , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Marie Christine , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Marie Christine , Best Featured Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtime and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class .

What awards has Audra McDonald won?
Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Lady Day at emerson's Bar & Grill, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Porgy and Bess, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Porgy and Bess , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie) (Drama Desk Awards) for 110 in the Shad, Best Featured Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for A Raisin In The Sun, Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun, Distinguished Achivement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Marie Christine Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtimeand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Master Class.