Audra McDonald

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Audra McDonald can’t set foot on stage, it seems, without someone handing her a Tony Award.

In 1994 she won the first of her three Tony’s for her role as Carrie Pipperedge in “Carousel” – a “colorblind” casting coup – and she’s just been nominated for her fourth for her performance in “Marie Christine,” a musical written expressly for her.

McDonald’s the youngest performer ever to win so many. Not so surprising to her perhaps, since as a child she practiced her Tony acceptance speeches in the bathroom.

She’s been compared to Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and to Ethel Merman – and is a Broadway star who inspires writers in much the same way Mary Martin once did.
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Audra McDonald