Bravo, Bravo! Audra McDonald Snags Historic Tony Award Win (VIDEOS)

We must congratulate Audra McDonald who made history during Sunday’s Tony Awards celebration! McDonald became  the first black woman to claim 5 Tony Award wins. She picked up another award for Best Leading Actress In A Musical (for Porgy & Bess). This ties her with the record held by Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris.

Shadow And Act reports:

In addition to Audra’s win, other wins of note include: the Raisin In The Sun-inspired Clybourne Park (whichWendell Pierce is a producer on; I saw it and reviewed the play HERE) winning the Tony for Best Play, and Porgy & Bess winning the Tony for Best Revival Of A Musical (it won 2 awards).

The 41-year-old actress started the performance with the classic song “Summertime” before being joined by her fellow Tony-nominated co-stars Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier for a medley from the show.

Audra’s win makes her only the 7th black woman to win a Tony Award in the category she won for last night – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical. The last time was when LaChanze won the award for her performance inThe Color Purple, in 2006.

Peep her acceptance speech-

Also check out her performance-

Congrats to Miss Audra McDonald! We’re watching.

  • @AllFreshAiric

    She so deserved it too! She truly is a treasure to the American Theatre.

  • Brent

    This was much deserved for her. It’s good to see black people still in the theatre doing good work.