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Audra McDonald at the Palladium

17 May 2024

London Palladium

Celebrate an evening with Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald, at the world-famous London Palladium. Alongside Andy Einhorn and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Audra takes you through the Great American Songbook and Broadway’s greatest hits.

Audra McDonald at the London Palladium streams Friday May 17th at 9/8c on PBS, as part of the PBS Great Performances series.

About Audra McDonald

The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts—America’s highest honour for achievement in the field—from President Barack Obama. In addition to her Tony-winning performances in CarouselMaster ClassRagtime, A Raisin in the SunThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill—the role that also served as the vehicle for her Olivier Award-nominated 2017 debut in London’s West End—she has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony nomination), Henry IV, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nomination).

A Juilliard-trained soprano, Audra’s opera credits include La voix humaine and Send at Houston Grand Opera, and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at Los Angeles Opera, where the resulting recording earned her two Grammy Awards. On television, she was seen by millions as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s Private Practice. She won an Emmy Award for her role as host of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center and has received nominations for WitA Raisin in the Sun and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She can now be seen in The Good Fight on Paramount+ as well as in Spectrum’s pandemic-themed drama, The Bite. On film, she has appeared in Seven Servants, The Object of My Affection, Cradle Will Rock, It Runs in the Family, The Best Thief in the World, She Got ProblemsRampartRicki and the Flash, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, the movie-musical Hello Again, and MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. McDonald has issued five solo albums on the Nonesuch label as well as Sing Happy with the New York Philharmonic on Decca Gold. She also maintains a major career as a concert artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world with leading international orchestras.

Audra McDonald live at the London Palladium is produced by Darren Bell, Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for Fourth Wall Live.

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