Broadway stage sensation Audra McDonald has been an incandescent presence in a range of stellar productions. McDonald has acting chops to spare, and also boasts a mellifluous soprano singing voice with a range and presence that's been compared to Barbara Streisand's.
McDonald won her fourth Tony Award last year for her role in the revival of the play A Raisin in the Sun -- a production made more prominent when hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs stepped into the role of Walter Lee, a role first made famous by Sidney Poitier.
On Wednesday, McDonald will be honored again -- she opens the seventh season of the Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. Reporter Allison Keyes caught up with McDonald just before a rehearsal to talk about a performance she calls "just sharing."
- Michael Eric Dyson Commentary: 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- P. Diddy Hits Broadway in 'Raisin' Revival
- Phylicia Rashad Takes On 'A Raisin in the Sun'
- Audra McDonald Sings Lesser-Known Standards
- Audra McDonald Interview on 'Morning Edition'
- Hear McDonald's Performance for 'Creators at Carnegie'
- Details of McDonald's American Songbook Performances at LincolnCenter.org
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