Dakota Midday: Broadway Star Audra McDonald to Perform in Brookings

Feb 17, 2015

Singer and actress Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards. Her most recent came for last year's performance as legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She received her first Tony in 1994 for her role in a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.

Audra McDonald
Credit Photo by Michal Wilson

In the two decades since that break-out performance, McDonald has appeared on both Broadway and opera stages and on film and television.

The acclaimed singer and actress is coming to Brookings on Tuesday, February 23 for a concert presented by Woodbine Productions at the SDSU Performing Arts Center.

She joined Dakota Midday and discussed taking care of her voice during winter and the challenges of portraying Billie Holiday.