Last year Audra McDonald conspicuously left the cast of ABC's "Private Practice" to return to the Broadway stage in a revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." In the role of Bess, McDonald won a Tony Award for Best Actress, her fifth Tony Award.
This year, she turns her attention to touring, recording a new album, hosting "Live From Lincoln Center" and to appearing as a guest star on "The Good Wife." McDonald is a fine actress whose presence on "Private Practice" was missed. However, she has deep roots as a singer. She studied classical voice at the Julliard School in New York in the early 90s.
L.A. Opera announced that McDonald will be singing a concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion on Saturday October 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM . She will be singing a mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies, and pieces written expressly for her by modern composers. Tickets are already for sale.
Visit audramcdonald.net to keep up with what she's doing next. She may not be a rock singer, but she's definitely worth catching as a consummate artist. In upcoming months, the LA Rock Examiner will post a guide for rock music people who are interested in experiencing classical music. The musicals "Rock of Ages" and "American Idiot" have expanded some interest in other arts for many people.
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