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Audra McDonald Welcomes Baby Girl Sally James with Husband Will Swenson

Audra McDonald and her husband Will Swenson have welcomed their first child together: a baby girl named Sally James!

“Will and I are overjoyed to welcome Sally James McDonald-Swenson, named for Will’s late mother, Sally, and my late father, Stanley James. Our hearts are bursting and our lives forever changed,” Audra wrote on her Instagram, along with her little one’s feet.

Audra took a leave of absence from her Broadway show Shuffle Along back in July, and also postponed going to London for her show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill because of the pregnancy.

Congrats to the happy couple on the wonderful news!

Broadway Star Audra McDonald Pregnant, Expecting Baby with Husband Will Swenson!

Audra McDonald just announced that she’s expecting a baby with her husband Will Swenson!

The 45-year-old six-time Tony award winning actress announced the news in a statement, via Playbill, that read, “Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy? Will and I are completely surprised—and elated—to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. While I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I’m glad I’ll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer and will look forward to setting up a 1920s-themed nursery in my dressing room when I return to the show.”

Audra will take a leave from Shuffle Along, her current Broadway show, beginning July 24. In addition, Audra was supposed to bring her Tony-winning performance from Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill to London. This production has been postponed as well.

Both Audra and Will have children from previous relationships. This will be their first child together after marrying in 2012. Congrats!

Audra McDonald Makes Tonys History with Win at the Tony Awards 2014!

Audra McDonald hits the red carpet with her husband Will Swenson before winning at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 8) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her work in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.

Audra made history that evening as she is the first person to receive six acting Tony Awards and also the first person to win an award in each leading and featured category. Congratulations, Audra!

FYI: Audra is wearing Escada.


Audra McDonald’s Tony Awards 2014 Acceptance Speech

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Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, & Bryan Cranston Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2014!

Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Bryan Cranston show off their shiny new trophies in the press room at the 2014 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday evening (June 1) in New York City.

Also joining the trio in the press room were fellow winners, The Glass Menagerie‘s Celia Keenan-Bolger and Aladdin‘s James Monroe Iglehart. Congrats to all the winners! Also attending the show that evening was the host Laura Benanti and Audra‘s husband Will Swenson.

Next week is the 2014 Tony Awards on June 8 – be sure to stay tuned to JustJared.com for all the Broadway updates!

15+ pictures inside of the winners of the 2014 Drama Desk AwardsMore 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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Private Practice's Audra McDonald: Married to Will Swenson!

Private Practice actress and Broadway veteran Audra McDonald has tied the knot with her theater actor fiance Will Swenson!

The 42-year-old actress and 38-year-old actor exchanged vows at their home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, according to People.

This is the second marriage for both Audra and Will. They both have children from their previous marriages. Audra has an 11-year-old daughter Zoe while Will has an 11-year-old son Bridger and 8-year-old son Sawyer.

Audra left Private Practice in 2011 to move back to New York and star in the Broadway musical Porgy and Bess, for which she won her fifth Tony Award.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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