An Evening with Audra McDonald 

Symphony Hall

Audra McDonald returns to Boston in a one-night-only engagement with an orchestra of local musicians. An icon on stage and screen, the six-time Tony Award-winning McDonald lends her luminous voice and committed stage presence to Broadway favorites, standards, and much more. 

With Tony wins in all four eligible acting categories, an Emmy Award, two Grammy Awards, countless other theatre honors, and a National Medal of Arts conferred by President Barack Obama in 2015, Audra McDonald is among the most lavishly awarded performers of our time. She is also a passionate advocate for equal rights, LGBTQIA+ causes, and at-risk youth. In 2020, McDonald co-founded Black Theatre United—a nonprofit social advocacy organization that empowers the Black community through social action, influences widespread reform, and combats systemic racism within the theater industry and nationwide. 

“Talent this manifold is too miraculous to deconstruct, but there is at the heart of McDonald’s art a moral radiance, a desire to align beauty with truth and justice. ”

Los Angeles Times

“Audra McDonald is the finest stage actress of her generation. She is nothing short of magnificent.”

The Wall Street Journal

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This performance is generously supported by
Leslie & Howard Appleby.