Audra stopped by LIVE with Kelly and Ryan to discuss her role in “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” and the intimacy director they have on set—who doubles as their fight choreographer! In Ryan Seacrest’s absence, Audra and Kelly were joined by Kelly’s husband and guest co-host Mark Consuelos. Watch a clip below!
Audra McDonald attended the 2019 Tony Awards hosted by James Corden at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Wearing a gown by Halston and shoes by Tamara Mellon, Audra was featured in the red carpet highlights by Vogue, People Magazine, Town & Country, among others. During the show, Audra and longtime friend and colleague Laura Linney engaged in a mock standoff (video below!). Audra also presented the Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Musical which was awarded to Stephanie J. Block for her portrayal of “Star,” one-third of the title character in the new bio-musical The Cher Show.
On June 3, Audra performed at A Night of Broadway Stars in support of Covenant House International, an organization dedicated to providing services for homeless youth. Along with Caitlin Kinneun and Celia Kennan-Bolger, Audra sang “Dance With You” from The Prom. The organization’s annual fundraiser honored Rachel Brosnahan with the Beacon of Hope Award as well as Jim Burke and Doug Blagdon.
Audra has served on the organization’s board since 2014. The 2019 charity event raised over $1.9 million for Covenant House.
Audra McDonald shares her thoughts on youth homelessness and the work of Covenant House International with NBC News THINK. In this unique op-ed, she talks about how preparing the role of Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” lead to thinking about young people in dire situations.
Audra has served on the organization’s board since 2014 and will perform in their upcoming “A Night of Broadway Stars” on Monday, June 3. Click here for tickets.
On April 15, Audra joined Michael Shannon and Terrence McNally for a live TimesTalk to discuss their upcoming return to Broadway in Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune. This special event, moderated by Philip Galanes, was co-presented with T: The New York Times Style Magazine which featured Terrence McNally in their Culture issue. Watch the full conversation here where Audra reflects on her past works with McNally and upcoming Broadway show.
Frankie & Jonny in the Clair de Lune begins previews on May 4 and opens for a limited 16-week run on May 29. Click here for tickets.
Audra McDonald can now been seen in season 3 of The Good Fight on CBS All Access. Starring opposite Christine Baranski, Michael Boatman, Kush Jumbo, and Delroy Lindo, Audra plays lawyer Liz Lawrence who, alongside her colleagues, searches to find her voice in the resistance against the current administration.
Earlier this week, the women of the show—Baranski, Jumbo, McDonald, and co-creator Michelle King—appeared on the New York Times’ “TimesTalks” to share insights on the original drama series.
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