Broadway star announces Australian tour

Audra McDonald, the renowned international singing phenomenon, Broadway icon, and acclaimed television and film star, is set to captivate Australian audiences with a series of concerts across major cities in May, 2024.

The six-time Tony Award winner, holder of two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award recipient will showcase her unparalleled artistry in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

“I’m delighted to return to Australia and once again perform at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the wonderful Hamer Hall in Melbourne,” McDonald siad.

“This trip marks my first time performing in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, and I can’t wait to get to know the Australian audiences and experience these beautiful cities next May.”

Renowned for her luminous soprano voice and exceptional talent for dramatic storytelling, Audra McDonald is the only performer to have clinched a Tony Award in all four acting categories. Her accolades include two Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award, solidifying her status as a multifaceted and incomparable artist.

Apart from her Broadway triumphs, Audra McDonald has left an indelible mark on the small and big screens.

She has graced the stages of long-running TV dramas such as The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Private Practice, The Gilded Age, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Kidnapped, and The Bedford Diaries. Her film credits include a memorable role as Madame de Garderobe in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast.

In 2013, her role as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s live telecast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music garnered widespread acclaim, drawing an estimated 18.5 million viewers across America.

The following year, Audra McDonald earned a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people and received the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor for achievement in the field, from President Barack Obama.

With an extensive repertoire ranging from musicals like Carousel, Ragtime, and Porgy and Bess to theatrical productions like The Secret Garden, Marie Christine, and Twelfth Night, Audra McDonald has showcased her versatility as a performer.

As a classical soprano, she has collaborated with esteemed institutions such as the Houston Grand Opera and the Los Angeles Opera and has performed with renowned symphony orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic.

Friday 17 May 2024, 7.30pm | Melbourne | Arts Centre Melbourne Hamer Hall
artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2024/musical/audra-mcdonald

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