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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!

Watch Audra McDonald Perform at Tony Awards 2012!

Audra McDonald lights up the stage during the 2012 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 10) in New York City.

The 41-year-old actress picked up her fifth Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Audra started the performance with the classic song “Summertime” before being joined by her fellow Tony-nominated co-stars Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier for a medley from the show.

On the red carpet, Audra was joined by her fiance, Broadway actor Will Swenson.

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess also picked up the award for Best Revival of a Musical!

FYI: Audra is wearing De Beers jewelry.


Audra McDonald Performs at the Tony Awards 2012

10+ pictures inside of Audra McDonald at the 2012 Tony AwardsMore Here! »

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