Watch the Performance That Won Audra McDonald Her Sixth Tony Award (Video)

Audra McDonald made Tony Awards history June 8, becoming the first actress to win six Tony Awards in all four competitive acting categories.

Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva)

Her record-breaking win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play was for her uncanny performance as the late Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lanie Robertson's music-filled play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

While McDonald did not perform on the Tony Awards, she has shared her performance as Holiday in various television appearances.

A cast album of the play was recorded live by PS Classics and will be released July 15.

Click through to watch the performances below:


Highlights From Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Starring Audra McDonald


Audra on "The View."

Audra on "Colbert."