Audra McDonald Will Headline Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Annual Gala

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Matt Harris will be honored during the February 2019 evening in Manhattan.
Audra McDonald
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Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will headline Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2019 WTF Gala, which will be held February 11, 2019, at a Manhattan venue to be announced.

The evening will honor Board Chairman Matt Harris for his visionary leadership. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

McDonald, winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, received a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama and was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people that year. Tony-winning performances include Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill; the latter served as the vehicle for her Olivier-nominated 2017 West End debut.

McDonald has appeared twice on the Williamstown Theatre Festival stage. In 2004, under Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, she performed in the world premiere of Michael John LaChuisa’s musical R Shomon; she also appeared in Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2015 under Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield.


To learn more about the 2019 WTF Gala, call (212) 395-9090, ext. 110 or visit

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