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25th Anniversary Gala Performance
Audra McDonald


April 24, 2022 | 3:00 pm

“She is probably the most talented person on this planet.” —New York Times

The Performing Arts Center commemorates 25 historic years with a very special gala performance by Audra McDonald. A record six-time Tony Award-winning singer and actor, McDonald is distinguished as the most decorated performer in the American theatre and unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry. This intimate performance will feature a satisfying mix of Broadway songs, standards from the Great American Songbook, and more.

The Juilliard-trained soprano’s celebrated performances on Broadway include Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Shuffle Along. Film and television credits include Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Private Practice, and The Sound of Music Live! She has served as host of PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center since 2012 and received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in 2015.

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Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein

  • Performers

    Audra McDonald, soprano
    Pianist to be announced

  • Supported by

    Carl W. Duyck and Dennis J. Flood