Audra McDonald Earns Sixth Tony Award

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Broadway actress and singer Audra McDonald made history last night when she won her sixth Tony Award for playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Her accomplishment makes her the only woman to ever earn six Tony Awards.

In a heart felt and tear-jerking speech, the Broadway diva thanked all the inspiring female actresses that came before her and paid homage to the late Billie Holiday when she said that she “deserved more than she was given.” Congratulations to Audra McDonald for her amazing achievement and impact on black media.

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