Finally, a preview of Audra McDonald slaying as Billie Holiday on HBO
Audra McDonald has won six Tony Awards, and she's the only person to win in all four competitive Tony acting categories -- Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
That's staggering enough. But just listen to her vocals as she plays Billie Holiday in HBO's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, a small screen adaptation of the last production to win McDonald a Tony.
I'd call McDonald's note-for-note perfection "eerie" except it's too damn gorgeous to dismiss as such. Billie Holiday's life was no picnic, but I can't wait to see McDonald tear up HBO with this startling performance.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill airs Saturday, March 12 on HBO.