With Her Sixth Tony Win, Audra McDonald Makes History
McDonald now has more performance Tonys than any other actor.
With her sixth Tony win tonight for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Audra McDonald has made history. She now has, in her possession, more performance Tonys than any other actor. Not only that, it means McDonald has become the first performer in history to win Tonys in all four acting categories. It's a remarkable feat that, at age 43, legitimately makes her one of the most honored actresses in history. To celebrate the landmark occasion, take a look back on McDonald's wins and her emotional speeches, encapsulated in the videos below.
Carousel — 1994
Master Class — 1996
Ragtime — 1998
A Raisin in the Sun — 2004
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess — 2012