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Audra McDonald is a Spectacular Singer and Actress

Updated on May 22, 2013

Audra McDonald Singer and Actress

Audra McDonald was born in 1970 in Germany and grew up in Fresno, California. She studied voice at Julliard and is a premier classical concert singer, opera, jazz and ballad singer. Her voice is clear as a bell and her interpretations are as expressive and intelligent as any vocalist I've heard. She can match the cabaret singers of the Algonquin's Oak Room mano a mano. She also is quite a versatile actress and can be seen currently as Dr. Naomi Bennett in the TV series,"Private Practice." She belongs to the select group of actors who have won four Tony awards.

Down With Love--Audra McDonald

In Concert--Stars and the Moon

Broadway Medley

It's Not Easy Being Green--Audra McDonald

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      Colt Weatherston 7 years ago

      You must hear "Bein' Green" from the "Build a Bridge" CD. It's time to build some bridges again!

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      survivor49 7 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      I love the show. My god, she has a great voice!!!!

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Now this is an Audra I can really appreciate...Beautiful soprano voice, bright, intelligent, and engaging personality...

      My favorite mezzo-soprano is Marilyn Horne. Her " Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix " from Saint-Saens' Sampson et Delila is incredibly emotional and vibrant...

      Thank you for this musical treat...the links were very entertaining and convinced me to seek an album by her...Thanks, Larry

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      Ralph Deeds 7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for the comments. I just added another video per Colt's suggestion--"It's Not Easy Being Green." Enjoy!

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      kartika damon 7 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      She is wonderful! Kartika

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Stunning singer, Ralph. Thanks for sharing. I had not heard of her before - so this is a very pleasant revelation!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Audra McDonald in ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ - Review - NYTimes.com

      Audra McDonald brings thunder to “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” a stripped-down version of the original opera, at the Richard Rodgers Theater.

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