Audra McDonald will sing at the Royal Albert Hall's Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, Sept. 14.
McDonald, a three-time Tony winner for her work in Carousel, Master Class and Ragtime, will be among the performers who will salute the work of Richard Rodgers in the second half of the evening. The annual summer series featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra concludes on the 14th with this special 7:30 PM performance that will also be broadcast live on BBC radio.
Joining McDonald for the musical evening are Colin Matthews, Judith Weir, Poul Ruders, David Sawer, Michael Torke, Anthony Payne, Magnus Lindberg, Samuel West, Leif Ove Andsne as well as the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin will conduct the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
McDonald, who was most recently on Broadway in the title role of Marie Christine, will appear this season in the new NBC series "Mister Sterling." The young singer-actress will also make her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut on November 2 in an evening of songs scored for big bands, performing several tunes from her upcoming Nonesuch CD "Happy Songs." McDonald's available solo recordings, "Way Back to Paradise" and "How Glory Goes," are also on the Nonesuch label.
Tickets for The Last Night of the Proms range from £20 to £75; call 011 44 020 7589 8212 for more information. The Royal Albert Hall is located in London at Kensington Gore. Go to www.royalalberthall.com for more information.