Classically trained at the Juilliard School in New York, McDonald won her first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for Carousel at the Lincoln Center. She received two additional Tony Awards in the featured actress category over the next four years for her performances in the Broadway premieres of Terrence McNally's Master Class (1996) and his musical Ragtime (1998), earning her an unprecedented three Tony Awards before the age of 30.
Six Time Tony Award winner AUDRA MCDONALD returns to London for Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ The Leicester Square Theatre concert series for four performances produced by Mark Cortale. The Broadway legend will be joined on stage this time by host & pianist Seth Rudetsky, who last month starred in the 5-star London premiere of his Broadway musical "Disaster!". The performances will also include a special guest appearance by McDonald's husband, Will Swenson (the Tony nominated star of "Hair" and "Pricilla, Queen of the Desert") and are produced by Mark Cortale. The format of the evening will be a seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from one of Broadway's biggest stars ? prompted by Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions ? and Audra singing some of the biggest hits from her musical theatre repertoire.