On April 29 at 8 PM McDonald will take to the stage of the famed hall, backed by a 31-piece orchestra under the direction of music director Ted Sperling. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music, Porgy and Bess and She Loves Me as well as songs by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, Jule Styne, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, Kurt Weill and Irving Berlin. A four-time Tony Award winner for her work in A Raisin in the Sun, Master Class, Carousel and Ragtime, Audra McDonald was also seen on Broadway in Henry IV. The singer-actress made her solo Carnegie Hall concert debut in an evening of songs scored for big bands, performing several tunes from her Nonesuch CD "Happy Songs." McDonald's other solo recordings, "Way Back to Paradise" and "How Glory Goes," are also on the Nonesuch label. The acclaimed actress also co-starred in the NBC series "Mister Sterling” and can currently be seen in the WB series "Bedford Diaries." McDonald also made her Houston Grand Opera with a double bill of Send (who are you? I love you) and La Voix Humaine.
Tickets, priced $26-$90, are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org. Carnegie Hall is located in Manhattan at 154 West 57th Street.