The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald
03 Jul 2014
Audra McDonald, who recently became the first person to win all four Tony Award acting categories with her record-breaking sixth win, celebrates her birthday July 3. To mark the occasion, the Playbill Vault highlights some of her Tony-winning performances.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the musical opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater March 24, 1994, to rave reviews. The New York Times' David Richards called it "the freshest, most innovative musical on Broadway" and dubbed McDonald the "real find of this production" with her "vigorous voice and ready sense of comedy."
McDonald was awarded the 1994 Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance, marking her first Tony win.
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