Friday, May 26, 2017, 8pm
The Music Center
$45 - $105
Winner of a record 6 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, and many more prestigious accolades, actress and singer McDonald has thrilled Broadway audiences in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and earned millions of film and TV fans (Private Practice; The Sound of Music). For theater, cabaret, and concert buffs, it is McDonald’s rich, versatile soprano that draws them back time and time again. Her soprano is absolutely thrilling, unfurling in ever-richer textures as she imbues songs with a sense of bursting possibility. “One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity,” writes The New York Times, “in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing—a defining voice of our time.”
- McDonald made Broadway history when she became the Tony Awards’ most decorated performer, taking home her 6th award for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in 2014.
- In 2013 McDonald was honored as Musical America’s “Musician of the Year.”
- McDonald is a passionate advocate for equal rights, LGBTQ causes, and underprivileged youth.
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