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Audra McDonald WINS "Best Actress" Tony Award For "Porgy And Bess"

Fab chick Audra McDonald took home her fifth Tony Award last night for her role in Porgy and Bess. Get the deets inside....

Last night, former "Private Practice" star Audra McDonald wore a stunning custom made ESosa design and De Beers jewels at the The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan as she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Audra's much-talked about Broadway performance as Bess in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess landed her a fifth Tony Award to add to her collection.  She also has two Grammys.

Backstage, she posed with other winners James Corden, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors, Nina Arianda, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for Venus in Fur, and Steve Kazee, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for Once.  

And Tyler Perry was a presenter during the show.

 

Photos via Theo Wargo/Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America

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A true legend.

A true legend.
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It's an excellent show..saw

It's an excellent show..saw it in April!
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Congratulations to

Congratulations to her!!!!Audra is the consummate professional in singing AND acting! Fab Chica indeed! Not to mention..... She looks lovely! Great color & cut ....of course truth be told..Audra looks amazing in everything. Real talk! Body is on point! Seriously!
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Congrats to Audra!!

Congrats to Audra!!
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Audra's win makes her only

Audra's win makes her only the 7th black woman to win a Tony Award in the category she won for last night - Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical. The last time was when LaChanze won the award for her performance in The Color Purple, in 2006.
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More whites than black ppl

More whites than black ppl are familiar with her bcuz unfortunately blacks don't frequent broadway plays often
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Thank you for recognizing the

Thank you for recognizing the greatness of Audra McDonald. She is phenomenal in every way, shape and form as an actress/singer/dancer. No African-American actress has ever won 5 Tony Awards, and last night's was her first for Lead Actress. It obviously was a smart decision for her to leave "Private Practice" to return to the stage. Her pipes are amazing too. Wow.
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Do you need medication? How

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.....tell her Rena

.....tell her Rena
Becky's picture

You are sounding some what

You are sounding some what crazy yourself to get this angry over someone else life. May I make a suggestion that you get a life of your own because you are to invested in a life that has nothing to do with you.
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LMAO, THIS COMIN FROM A BITCH

LMAO, THIS COMIN FROM A BITCH WHO'S TAKIN TIME OUT OF HER DAY REPLYIN TO MY POST, AND INVESTIN IN MY LIFE THAT HAS NOTHIN TO DO WIT YOU????? BITCH SHUT CHO DUMB ASS UP AND STOP LOOKIN FOR ATTENTION!! DON'T NOBODY GIVE A FUCK ABOUT SHIT YO DUMB ASS SAYIN!!! NOT EVEN YO NEGLECTFUL ASS MAMA WHICH IS WHY HER CRAZY ASS RIPPED HER FUCKIN EARS OFF SO SHE COULDN'T HEAR YOUR UGLY ASS CRY FOR MILK HER DRIED UP ASS TITTIES DIDN'T HAVE, RIGHT BEFORE SHE GAVE UP AND LEFT YO ASS AT THE FUCKIN LOCAL FIREHOUSE!! I HEARD FIREFIGHTERS ARE GOOD WITH MANAGING DISASTERS, AND THAT CHU ARE!!!! TAKE CARE BITCH!!!!!!
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No I am responding to a Dumb

No I am responding to a Dumb Bitch who has to much time on their hands as far as being dumb slut I have Master's and waiting for placement in a doctorate program sitting here looking at the raving of a delusional returd yes I said returd who mother should have piss you out after your sperm donor left you there. The world would be a better place without fools like you. So take your medication you been off it much to long. Also try to learn some words besides vulgur curse words but I guess that all you heard in the whore house you grew up in being that your mother was a whore along with your grandmother who was the head whore but you to butt ugly for anyone to F**k is that why you are so bitter? Leave your address and I will send you rabbit to take the edge off. That's the reason you are a bitter Bitch. Take care now you stupid whore. I guess you respond however I will not respond again I have a life.
Anonymous's picture

As a big fan of musicals I am

As a big fan of musicals I am so proud of her and she is an outstanding singer and actress! Anyone who has never heard her voice is seriously missing out on this stunning woman with a beautiful classical voice. So many people don't even realize that the song "Summertime" which was popularized by artists such as Billie Holiday & Ella fitzgerald comes from this classic musical Porgy & Bess which centers around an African American couple.
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Yay! for this gorgeous and

Yay! for this gorgeous and talented woman. Her husband is a cutie too. She must be pinching herself this morning.
Anonymous's picture

She has always been a class

She has always been a class act in everything she does. A great singer who keeps her clothes on.
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Her Fiance' of Swedish decent

Her Fiance' of Swedish decent is very handsome (yummy:)
Becky's picture

Beautiful Love her and it is

Beautiful Love her and it is time to go and get that Oscar girl....It is time!
anonymous's picture

So thrilled for Audra. I

So thrilled for Audra. I actually got the chance to see her in the play and she DEFINITELY earned this Tony!
DesignDiva's picture

She's gorgeous.

She's gorgeous.
Anonymous's picture

I miss her on Private

I miss her on Private Practice! She was an anchor--now the show is just too outrageous, and the focus on the Addison character is ridiculous
Nhzinga's picture

ITA! When "Private Practice"

ITA! When "Private Practice" first began, I loved the medical cases that Naomi and Addison worked on together. Then it just turned into another "Grey's" where everyone started sleeping with each other and that became the main focus instead of the cases. Then Naomi(Audra) left, then there wasn't a reason to watch anymore. She was very important to that show.
Tagirl27's picture

Co-sign! Now they're saying

Co-sign! Now they're saying Private Practice may only have one more season. I know I'm not as interested in watching since Audra left. Only one Grey's is needed (don't watch that anymore either, because of the ridiculousness of it); and Shonda can focus on Scandal and not let it get out of hand. Congratulations Audra! You look beautiful!!
Anonymous's picture

Yay-congrats to her. She

Yay-congrats to her. She looks fab in that blue gown too. Makes me wanna be an actress. J/K.
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Not familiar with this

Not familiar with this person. She's pretty and looks like she's ready to run the 100m Sprint in London next month (Olympics !!!! Can't wait!!)
Becky's picture

Wonderful! A class act and a

Wonderful! A class act and a beautiful performer. Congratulations!
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