NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  Actress Audra McDonald winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for 'Lady Day'  attends the 68th Annual Tony Awards Gala at The Plaza Hotel on June 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Audra McDonald


Audra McDonald is a singer/actress best known for her roles in the musicals A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Porgy and Bess. In addition to her stage experience, McDonald is a trained opera singer and concert performer. Recognized for her talents, she has won six Tony Awards, the most of any actor. She is also the only person to win in all four acting categories. Outside of her music, McDonald has also starred on television in ABC’s Private Practice.