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Audra McDonald is renowned for her soaring, operatic soprano and perfect diction, which can bring audiences to tears when she's singing "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" or get laughs when she and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon sing the answers to inane Yahoo questions.

Audra McDonald received her 6th Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This year's Tony nomination marked McDonald's 8th nomination. She is the first person to win a Tony in all four performance categories and holds the record for most Tonys won by an actor, surpassing Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury with 5 Tony Awards each Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess). Audra McDonald is also a two-time Grammy Award-winner.

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