Audra McDonald

A.R.T. Debut. Broadway: Carousel (Tony Award), Master Class (Tony Award), Ragtime (Tony Award), A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award, and Emmy Award for television adaptation), Marie Christine (Tony nomination), A Raisin in the Sun, 110 in the Shade (Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical). Opera credits: Francis Poulenc's La Voix Humaine and the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Send (who are you? I love you), Houston Grand Opera; Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Los Angeles Opera (the resulting recording won two Grammy Awards, for Best Opera Recording and Best Classical Album in 2009). Concerts with the New York Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir include the Carnegie Hall commission of the song cycle The Seven Deadly Sins: A Song Cycle for McDonald, at Zankel Hall in 2004. Television: Private Practice (Dr. Naomi Bennett) on ABC, the HBO film Wit (Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a miniseries), Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, The Bedford Diaries, and Kidnapped, and the 1999 television remake of Annie (Miss Farrell). Films:  Best Thief in the World, It Runs in the Family, The Cradle Will Rock, The Object of My Affection, and Seven Servants. McDonald has recorded four solo albums for Nonesuch Records, including Way Back to Paradise, How Glory Goes, Happy Songs, and Build a Bridge. She maintains an active concert and recording career, performing song cycles and operas as well concerts throughout the US.