On December 1, Audra McDonald was announced as the 2024 Grand Marshal by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian. The theme of this year’s tournament is “Celebrating a World of Music,” and is being conceived as a tribute to the universal language that unites cultures worldwide.

The announcement was a celebratory event, attended by Tournament Members, local public figures and community members. Audra made the ceremonial walk down the front steps of Tournament House to the song, “On Broadway” and enthusiastic applause.

On January 1, 2024, Audra will ride in the 135th Rose Parade and join in the pre-game celebration of the CFP Semifinal at the 110th Rose Bowl Game.