Audra McDonald Just Made Tony History

The actress won her sixth Tony for her portayal of Billie Holiday. She also is the first actress to earn a grand-slam by winning awards in every acting category possible.

1. Audra McDonald just won her sixth Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

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2. Here’s her amazing acceptance speech:

3. Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris held the record for the number of acting awards by a performer before McDonald’s win tonight.

McDonald previously won awards for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Raisin in the Sun and Master Class, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Ragtime and Carousel.

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