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Audra McDonald

  • Jazz
  • Soprano

Repertoire/Discography

Audra McDonald Discography / recordings
 Solo Recordings

Way Back to Paradise (NONESUCH, 1998)
How Glory Goes (2000)
Happy Songs (2002)
Build a Bridge (2006)
Featured Recordings

Dawn Upshaw Sings Rodgers & Hart (duet on "Why Can't I?") (1996)
Leonard Bernstein's New York ("A Little Bit in Love" and "Tonight" duet with Mandy Patinkin) (1996)
George and Ira Gershwin: Standards and Gems ("How Long Has This Been Going On?") (1998)
George Gershwin: The 100th Birthday Celebration (Porgy and Bess selections) (1998)
Cradle Will Rock ("Joe Worker") (1999)
Myths and Hymns ("Pegasus") (1999)
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies ("The Webber Love Trio") (1999)
Broadway In Love ("You Were Meant For Me" from The Object of My Affection) (2000)
Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays ("White Christmas") (2001)
Bright Eyed Joy: The Songs Of Ricky Ian Gordon ("Daybreak in Alabama", etc.) (2001)
ZEITGEIST ("Think Twice") (2005)
Guest Artist, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (2004)
Barbara Cook at the Met ("When Did I Fall In Love?" and "Blue Skies") (2006)
Jule Styne in Hollywood ("10,432 Sheep") (2006)
Guest Artist, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's The Wonder of Christmas ("Sweet Little Jesus Boy", "Children Go Where I Send Thee") (2006)
New York Pops American River Suite (featured on "Prologue/Through The Mist/Half Moon") [Recording offered as a FREE download for a limited time on the official New York Pops website.]
[edit] Cast recordings
Carousel (1994 Broadway Revival Cast Recording) (1994)
Ragtime (Original Cast Recording) (1998)
I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky- by John Adams (Studio Cast Recording) (1998)
Wonderful Town (Studio Recording) (1999)
Marie Christine (Original Cast Recording) (1999)
Annie (1999)
Sweeney Todd Live at the New York Philharmonic (2000)
Dreamgirls in Concert (2001 Concert Cast Recording) (released February 2002)
110 in the Shade (2007 Broadway Revival Cast Recording) (2007)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro (First Complete Recording) (2009)
[edit] Audio books
Alice Walker, By The Light of My Father's Smile (1998)
Connie Briscoe, A Long Way From Home (1999)
Rita Dove, Second-Hand Man (2003)
Work
Feature films
Year Film Role Notes
1996 Seven Servants 
1998 The Object of My Affection Wedding Singer 
2003 It Runs in the Family (2003 film) Sarah Langley

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Annie Grace Farrell 
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Audrey Jackson Episodes: "Contact", "Slaves"
2001 Wit Susie Monahan Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress
2007-present Private Practice Dr. Naomi Bennett 
2008 A Raisin In The Sun Ruth Younger Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress
2009 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Naomi Bennett Episode: "Before and After"

Broadway

Year Show Role Awards and nominations
1994 Carousel Carrie Pipperidge Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical; Drama Desk Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
1996 Master Class Sharon/Sharon Graham Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play
1998 Ragtime Sarah Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1999 Marie Christine Marie Christine Tony Award Best Leading Actress in a Musical (nominee); Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical (nominee)
2004 A Raisin in the Sun Ruth Younger Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play; Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
2007 110 in the Shade Lizzie Curry Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical (nominee); Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical (winner)

Off Broadway
From June 25, 2009 through July 12, 2009, McDonald starred as Olivia in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at The Public Theatre Shakespeare In The Park. Also starring was Anne Hathaway as Viola.