Audra McDonald presents an evening of song with a trademark mix of show tunes, classic songs from movies, and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers. She is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. Audra was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015 and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. Raised in Fresno, California, the Juilliard-trained soprano is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as she is in roles on film and television. Of her many roles, her favorites are those performed offstage: passionate advocate for equal rights and homeless youth, wife to actor Will Swenson, and mother to her children.