Audra McDonald is perhaps the most astounding performer of our lifetimes—a once-in-a-century artist with a miracle of a voice. To hear her live is to hear “singing” invented right in front of you. It’s no surprise Audra is the most Tony-winning actor of all time (with six awards), and the only person to ever win in all four acting categories. Her list of indelible performances spans Broadway (Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Shuffle Along); solo albums (Way Back to Paradise, How Glory Goes, Happy Songs, Build a Bridge, Go Back Home, Sing Happy); and TV and film (The Good Fight, The Gilded Age, Beauty and the Beast, Respect). This concert is a must-see for any Audra fan.
The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, and the Smart Family Foundation/David S. Stone, Esq., Stone & Magnanini.