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Audra McDonald Sits In On Most Awkward Audition Ever (Exclusive Video)

Audra McDonald stars in this hilariously awkward scene to kick off the latest episode of the web-series Submissions Only, provided exclusively to JustJared.com.

The five-time Tony-winning actress plays a director who can’t seem to get her foot out of her mouth when a pitiable actor comes in to audition for her.

Submissions Only follows a group of friends as they navigate the trips and falls, callbacks and train-wrecks experienced while working in this glorious business we call show.

Watch the clip below and also make sure to check out Audra in her Tony-nominated performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill on Broadway now!


SUBMISSIONS ONLY Cold Open: Audra McDonald

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Tony Award Nominees 2014 Celebrate at Press Reception - See the Pics!

Idina Menzel steps out in all black to celebrate her nomination at the 2014 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Reception held at the Paramount Hotel on Wednesday (April 30) in New York City.

The 42-year-old Best Actress in a Musical nominee for her work in If/Then was joined by fellow nominees Sutton Foster, Woody Allen, Bryan Cranston, Chris O’Dowd, Audra McDonald, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anika Noni Rose, Kelli O’Hara, Andy Karl, Sarah Greene, Tony Shalhoub, and many more!

Check out the complete list of all the 2014 Tony Award nominees, including which category everyone is nominated within!

FYI: Idina is wearing an Ambali jacket, Valentine Gaulthier blouse, Helmut Lang pants, Stuart Weitzman heels, an Alibi ring, and Monika Knutsson earrings.

35+ pictures inside of some of the lucky Tony Award nominees at the press reception…More Here! »

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Audra McDonald Makes Her Debut as Billie Holiday on Broadway

Audra McDonald takes her bow in character as Billie Holiday for the opening night performance of her Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Sunday (April 13) at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.

There were tons of celebs that showed up to witness the performance including Marisa Tomei, TR Knight, Christine Baranski, Anika Noni Rose, and Broadway stars Sierra Boggess, Nikki M. James, Adam Jacobs, and Courtney Reed.

Audra‘s husband Will Swenson also showed up to give his support.

Head on over to LadyDayonBroadway.com for ticket information right now. The play is only running through June 1!

25+ pictures inside of Audra McDonald and others celebrating the opening night… More Here! »

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Neil Patrick Harris Helps Celebrate 'Les Miserables' Opening!

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka hit the carpet at the opening night performance of the new Broadway production of Les Miserables on Sunday evening (March 23) at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.

Also in attendance was Audra McDonald and her daughter Zoe, who were there to support her hubby Will Swenson who plays Javert in the revival.

The show’s other stars Ramin Karimloo, Nikki M. James, Caissie Levy, Samantha Hill, and Andy Mientus were all seen attending the after party following the performance. Head on over to LesMis.com/Broadway right now for all ticket info!

Since NPH was at the show, we have to bring back this throwback video of him and his How I Met Your Mother co-star Jason Segal singing “The Confrontation” a few years ago.


Neil Patrick Harris & Jason Segal Sing ‘Les Miserables’ Song

25+ pictures inside of Neil Patrick Harris and others at the show… More Here! »

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Audra McDonald Preps to Play Billie Holiday on Broadway!

Audra McDonald attends a meet and greet to promote her new production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Monday afternoon (March 17) at Pearl Studios in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress will be playing the legendary singer Billie Holiday in the one-woman show, which begins preview performances on March 25.

If you aren’t familiar with Audra, she is a legend of the stage with five Tony Awards under her belt. If she wins another award for her work in this play, she will have won Tonys in all four categories possible for an actress. Amazing!

Head on over to LadyDayonBroadway.com right now for ticket info.

10+ pictures inside of Audra McDonald attending her press preview… More Here! »

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Audra McDonald Singing Yahoo Answers on 'Fallon' is a Must Watch Video!

Audra McDonald looks drop dead gorgeous while making a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (March 12) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress sang a whole bunch of Yahoo! Answers and it is absolutely amazing. A must watch video!

“So watch @jimmyfallon tonite. You were going to anyway but…you know …watch it with vigor tonite,” Audra tweeted earlier that day.

Audra will be starring in the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill as the legendary singer Billie Holiday. Who else could take on that role than this 5-time Tony Award winner?!


Audra McDonald Sings Yahoo Answers on ‘Fallon’

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Meryl Streep Supports Emma Thompson at 'Sweeney Todd' Philharmonic Gala!

Meryl Streep steps out to support her pal Emma Thompson at the 2014 The New York Philharmonic Spring Gala’s performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street held at Lincoln Center on Wednesday (March 5) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event was Meryl‘s husband Don Gummer, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and cast members Audra McDonald and Christian Borle.

The concert performance of the Stephen Sondheim musical runs through this Saturday.

Meryl is no stranger to Stephen‘s work – she’s starring as The Witch in the movie adaptation of his musical Into the Woods!

FYI: Emma is wearing Alexander McQueen with Jimmy Choo boots.

15+ pictures inside of Meryl Streep and more at the gala…More Here! »

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