"When she sings, it means something. You can’t not listen, you can’t help but understand, and the whole performance gains a new level of immediacy as a result."
---The New York Times
Audra McDonald has been compared to a young Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. Whichever comparison you choose, there can be little doubt that she is a once-in-a-generation performer. A four-time Tony award winner for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, and A Raisin in the Sun, she has distinguished herself as a concert performer, recording artist, and dramatic actress, adding an Emmy nomination to her expanding list of popular and critical acclaim. She will also be familiar to PBS viewers, having appeared on numerous musical specials including Leonard Bernstein’s New York, Sweeney Todd Live at the Philharmonic, and her own special Live at the Donmar, London. She recently performed four sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s new Zankel Hall as part of the Creators at Carnegie series.