Audra McDonald last night (June 8) became the actress to garner the most number of Tony Awards for competitive wins.
According to NYDailyNews:
The singer and actress on Sunday won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress.
The latest win – for best lead actress in a play – also makes McDonald the first grand-slam performance winner. She previously won as best featured actress in a play (“A Raisin in the Sun” and “Master Class”), best lead actress in a musical (“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”) and best featured actress in a musical (“Ragtime” and “Carousel”). She also has two Grammys.
The singer won against Tyne Daly, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Cherry Jones and Estelle Parsons.
Check out McDonald in our gallery on the following pages and make sure to peep her heartfelt acceptance speech at the end. Congrats!
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