Watch Audra McDonald Perform "God Bless the Child" as Billie Holiday (Video)

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 View" May 22 and offered a look at her performance as the late blues singer.

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Audra McDonald (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva)

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.