1998 Tony winner for Ragtime, Audra McDonald will be on hand at famed theatre institution, Sardi's Restaurant, Dec. 17 at 5:30 PM to sign her caricature. The omnipresent McDonald is currently starring as Sarah in Ragtime , for which she won her third Tony (the previous two were for Master Class and Carousel ). She has also been making the rounds in the concert world, participating in a George Gershwin tribute at Carnegie Hall and performing in the newly-opened Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.
McDonald will also most likely star in Michael John LaChiusa's new musical Marie Christine , set to play at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center in fall 1999. LaChuisa's agent, Charles Koppelman, told PBOL (Oct. 22) the title role was written with her in mind. What's more, McDonald has participated in two workshops of the musical. That she will star in the Lincoln Center premiere "is the plan," said Koppelman.
McDonald's recordings include "Dawn Upshaw Sings Rogers and Hart," "Leonard Berstein's New York," and the Broadway cast albums of the Carousel revival, and Ragtime.