Watch Audra McDonald Perform as Billie Holiday on "The Colbert Report" (Video)

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01 May 2014

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva

Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who earned a Tony Award nomination for inhabiting Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, appeared on "The Colbert Report" April 29 and offered a look at her performance as the late blues singer.

Directed by Tony Award nominee Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, Sweeney Todd, Company), Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill began previews March 25 and opened to strong critical notices April 13.

Read the reviews here.

The Broadway production was originally scheduled as a limited, 10-week engagement. Performances will now continue through Aug. 10 at Circle in the Square.

Watch the performances below:





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Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva