THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Audra McDonald (Video)

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03 Jul 2013

Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony Award-winning actress last seen on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, celebrates her birthday July 3. Playbill.com takes a look at our favorite performances from the Tony winner.

McDonald, who starred as Bess in last season's The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, won her first Tony Award in 1994 for Carousel, in which she played the role of Carrie Pipperidge. In 1996 she took home the Featured Actress Tony Award for her performance as Sharon in Master Class. She also received Featured Actress Tonys for Ragtime, in which she played Sarah, and A Raisin in the Sun, for the role of Ruth Younger. The 2012 Tony for her role of Bess was her first Best Actress Tony Award.

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Jason Robert Brown's "Stars and the Moon":

The Academy Award-winning ballad "Over the Rainbow":

"At the Ballet" from A Chorus Line alongside Megan Hilty and Kelli O'Hara:

The Gershwins' classic "Someone to Watch Over Me":

"Summertime" from her Tony-winning turn in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess:

"I Loves You, Porgy" alongside Tony nominee Norm Lewis:

"My Man's Gone Now":

Highlights from Porgy and Bess:

More highlights from Porgy and Bess:

Jeff Blumenkrantz's "My Book":

"Mister Snow" from Carousel with the Boston Pops:

Duetting with Tony winner Patti LuPone on "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy":

"It's Not Easy Being Green":

"My Stupid Mouth":

"Heavy," featuring McDonald, Lillias White and Heather Headley, from the 2001 Dreamgirls benefit concert for the Actors Fund:

McDonald singing alongside White on "A Cockeyed Optimist" and "What's the Use of Wonderin'":

"Down With Love":

"Stepsister's Lament" from Cinderella alongside Tony nominee Mary Testa:

"I Have Confidence":

McDonald and the cast of 110 in the Shade performs at the Tony Awards:

"The Glamorous Life":

"Bill":

"Edelweiss":

"Wonderful You":

"I Could Have Danced All Night":

"A Little Bit In Love":

"Wheels of a Dream" alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell:

"Your Daddy's Son":

Playbill Video's "Obsessed!" with McDonald:

McDonald accepting her fifth Tony Award:

The cast of Porgy and Bess perform at the Tony Awards: