Skip to main content Skip to footer site map. Page: 1. What did McDonald do? She did what only McDonald can do and you can only appreciate if you had been there. That is the beauty and tragedy of live theatre. You had to be there. I'm not trying to be a smart ass, you'll just have to trust we who saw the production and were blown away with the performance. She had a vitality, depth of focus, investment in the character and natural stage presence that left you feeling she had been the star of the show. I remember talking to the concessions guy before the performance and he mentioned how this girl in the supporting role walked away the star. No easy feat given the monumental emotional potency of the production.
Primarily known for her work on the Broadway stage , she has won six Tony Awards , more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win all four acting categories. As a classical soprano, she has performed in staged operas with the Houston Grand Opera and the Los Angeles Opera and in concerts with symphony orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. She has a close working relationship with composer Michael John LaChiusa who has written several works for her, including the Broadway musical Marie Christine , the opera Send who are you? With her full lyric soprano voice,  she maintains an active concert and recording career throughout the United States performing a wide repertoire from classical to musical theater to jazz and popular songs.
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Shows People Theatres Awards. Audra McDonald. External Links. Also Known As. Wife of Peter Donovan Sep 10, - October, divorced. Wife of Will Swenson - present. Media See all 2 photos. Broadway Touring Special Events. Starring: Audra McDonald [Frankie].