Audra McDonald

Biography

Born: July 3, 1970; Berlin, Germany  
Born in California into a musical family, soprano Audra McDonald received her classical vocal training at the Juilliard School, graduating in 1993. Since then, she has pursued a successful career in both classical voice and musical theater. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in a concert televised internationally and Read more recorded for BMG Classics. She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Marin Alsop, and the Boston Pops under Keith Lockhart. She sang at the 1999 BBC Proms with Simon Rattle and also performed in the Divas at the Donmar series in London. On Broadway, she has won Tony Awards for featured roles in Ragtime (1998), Master Class (1996), and Carousel (1994). Her recordings include discs of songs by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Kern. Read less

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Biography

Born: July 3, 1970; Berlin, Germany  
Born in California into a musical family, soprano Audra McDonald received her classical vocal training at the Juilliard School, graduating in 1993. Since then, she has pursued a successful career in both classical voice and musical theater. She made her Carnegie Hall debut singing selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas in a concert televised internationally and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Preludium
The Sound of Music
Maria
My Favorite Things
Do-Re-Mi
Sixteen Going On Seventeen
The Lonely Goatherd
How Can Love Survive?
Reprise: The Sound of Music
The Grand Waltz
Ländler
So Long, Farewell
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
No Way To Stop It
Something Good
Processional & Maria (The Wedding)
Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen
Reprise: Do-Re-Mi (The Concert)
Edelweiss (The Concert)
Reprise: So Long, Farewell (The Concert)
Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain
End Credits
Overture
Opening (Joseph Taylor, Jr.)
I Know It Can Happen Again
Pudgy Legs
Dialogue - One Foot, Other Foot
One Foot, Other Foot
Children's Dance
Grandmother's Death
Winters Go By
Dialogue - Poor Joe
Poor Joe
Diploma
A Fellow Needs A Girl
Freshmen Get Together
Dream Sequence
Pas de Deux
End of College Dance
Wildcats
Jennie Reads Letter
Scene of Professors
So Far
You Are Never Away
You Are Never Away (Encore)
Dialogue - Poor Joe (Reprise)
Poor Joe (Reprise)
Marjorie's Death
What A Lovely Day For A Wedding!
It May Be A Good Idea
Finale Act I
Wonderful Town: Conga! (Cadet/Ruth/Cadets)
Wonderful Town: Entr'acte
Wonderful Town: My Darlin' Eileen (Solo cop [Lonigan]/Men's chorus/First Cop/Second Cop/Third Cop/Eileen)
Wonderful Town: Swing! (Villager/Ruth/Chorus/First Man/Second Man/First Girl/Second Girl)
Wonderful Town: Quiet Incidental (Eileen/Ruth)
Wonderful Town: Ohio Reprise (Eileen/Ruth)
Wonderful Town: It's Love (Eileen/Baker/Chorus)
Wonderful Town: Ballet at the Village Vortex
Wonderful Town: The Wrong Note Rag (Ruth/Eileen/Chorus)
Wonderful Town: It's Love Reprise - Finale Act Two (Eileen/Baker/Ruth/Chorus)
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Wonderful Town: Overture
Wonderful Town: Christopher Street (Guide/Tourists/Villagers/Violet)
Wonderful Town: Ohio (Ruth/Eileen)
Wonderful Town: Conquering New York (Ruth/Chorus)
Wonderful Town: One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose a Man (Ruth)
Wonderful Town: What a waste (Baker/ Ruth/First Editor/Second Editor)
Wonderful Town: A Little Bit in Love (Eileen)
Wonderful Town: Pass the Football (Wreck)
Wonderful Town: Conversation Piece (Eileen/Franck/Ruth/Chick)
Wonderful Town: A Quiet Girl (Baker/men's chorus)
Wonderful Town: Conga! (Cadet/Ruth/Cadets)
Wonderful Town: Entr'acte
Wonderful Town: My Darlin' Eileen (Solo cop [Lonigan]/Men's chorus/First Cop/Second Cop/Third Cop/Eileen)
Wonderful Town: Swing! (Villager/Ruth/Chorus/First Man/Second Man/First Girl/Second Girl)
Wonderful Town: Quiet Incidental (Eileen/Ruth)
Wonderful Town: Ohio Reprise (Eileen/Ruth)
Wonderful Town: It's Love (Eileen/Baker/Chorus)
Wonderful Town: Ballet at the Village Vortex
Wonderful Town: The Wrong Note Rag (Ruth/Eileen/Chorus)
Wonderful Town: It's Love Reprise - Finale Act Two (Eileen/Baker/Ruth/Chorus)


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