Audra McDonald Will Record Fifth Solo Album for Nonesuch Records
16 Jan 2013
Audra McDonald will record a new solo album for Nonesuch Records, a representative for the five-time Tony Award-winning actress confirmed to Playbill.com.
McDonald, who recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Porgy and Bess, a venture that earned the actress her fifth Tony Award, has recorded four albums for Nonesuch, beginning with "Way Back to Paradise" in 1998.
Her solo releases also include "How Glory Goes" (2000), "Happy Songs" (2002) and "Build a Bridge" (2006).
A release date and title for the new album have not been announced. The actress recently told the L.A. Times that she will begin recording her fifth album in mid-February.
McDonald also earned Tony Awards for her work in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime and A Raisin in the Sun. Her work on stage also includes Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with Patti LuPone, as well as Tony-nominated performances in 110 in the Shade and Marie Christine. On screen she has appeared in the television adaptations of "A Raisin in the Sun," "Wit" and "Annie." She is known to television audiences for "Private Practice" and "Grey's Anatomy."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.