© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Audra McDonald's Lincoln Center Spotlight

Broadway stage sensation Audra McDonald has been an incandescent presence in a range of stellar productions. McDonald has acting chops to spare, and also boasts a mellifluous soprano singing voice with a range and presence that's been compared to Barbara Streisand's.

McDonald won her fourth Tony Award last year for her role in the revival of the play A Raisin in the Sun -- a production made more prominent when hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs stepped into the role of Walter Lee, a role first made famous by Sidney Poitier.

On Wednesday, McDonald will be honored again -- she opens the seventh season of the Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. Reporter Allison Keyes caught up with McDonald just before a rehearsal to talk about a performance she calls "just sharing."

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.