Audra McDonald

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:00pm
The Music Center at Strathmore: 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 + Google + Outlook

Photo credit Autumn de Wilde  

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.”