Tony Awards: Porgy and Bess , Clybourne Park Win

Tony Awards: Porgy and Bess , Clybourne Park Win

Audra McDonald nabs her fifth Tony award.

Published June 11, 2012

Broadway's biggest night was a good one for the cast of Porgy and Bess.

Porgy and Bess, the popular revival of George Gershwin's 1935 musical about a disabled Black beggar living in the slums of South Carolina, won Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for the show's lead Audra McDonald. It was the fith Tony win for McDonald, including an award for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. McDonald now ties the record for most Tony wins with Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris.

Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris's Pulitzer Prize-winning play which is both sequel and prequel to A Raisin in the Sun, took home the top honor for Best Play. 

The star-studded show brought out theater lovers and Hollywood celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Bebe Winans, Sheryl Crow, Amanda Seyfried and Nick Jonas

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Check out the video below with Audra McDonald just days before her Tony win. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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