Audra McDonald looked GAWRGEOUS Sunday night at the Tony Awards in New York City.
The Private Practice actress (try saying that 5 time fast!) graced the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in a simple, but stunning black and white David Meister colorblock gown that gave her a killer hourglass silhouette.
With her hair pulled to the side in soft curls, Audra's accessories included large pink teardrop earrings and a dazzling smile.
She may not have been up for a Tony this year, but she's definitely one of the best dressed!
Check out more pics of Audra with her daughter Zoe Madeline Donovan (below)!
Is it just us, or are autumn weddings BIG in Hollywood this year?
Former Private Practice actress Audra McDonald, who also won a Tony this year for her appearance in the revival of Porgy and Bess, can now add wife to her list of accomplishments, and she and Will Swenson tied the knot last night at a ceremony at their home in Croton-on Hudson!
For anyone who doubted for a second why Audra McDonald took home her win tonight at the 2012 Tony Awards, look NO FURTHER than this!
Ch-ch-check out the actress, alongside co-stars Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, absolutely KILLING a medley of tunes for The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, featuring Summertime, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', and It Ain't Necessarily So (above)!
Did the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Play just hit on her presenter, Christopher Plummer?!
Which is exactly what happened when Nina Arianda took home her first Tony for Her work in Venus in Fur!
However, when Audra McDonald was called to the stage to accept her Award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Porgy & Bess, her acceptance speech was slightly more emotional, as she thanked the Theatre for helping her find her place as young person, and how grateful she is for her family and children!
The actress won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical for her work in Nice Work If You Can Get It, beating out Elizabeth A. Davis, Jayne Houdyshell, Jessie Mueller, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph!
We had the pleasure and privilege of watching Porgy and Bess on Broadway Tuesday night, or as we jokingly told our friend - Porgy And The Coke Harlot!
The show was so pleasurable on so many levels! Hearing a full orchestra on Broadway is divine! But, what was most spectacular were those voices! And the performances!
EVERYONE in the cast was truly truly astounding! Even David Alan Grier, whom we only knew from In Living Color but has a great voice and stellar acting chops!
As the lead characters, Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald were masterful! Both of them! We just sat there in awe! Both of them!!!
McDonald's part is so vocally challenging! And she makes it seem effortless! So exquisitely controlled and passionate! We don't know how she does it for that many shows a week!
It was such a treat to get to see her live! The last thing we saw her in was Ragtime a hella long time ago! And the last time we had the pleasure of seeing Lewis on Broadway was when he was in Side Show, which is one of our top 3 musicals of all time!
The entire supporting cast was splendid as well!
Changes were made to the Gershwin classic, at the behest of the estate, and we are glad. There is no "happy ending", though it does feel more upbeat than the original. And, thankfully, instead of the four hour running time, this version was trimmed to a little less than three hours.
Three magnificent, drama-filled hours of musicality and beauty!
Porgy And Bess is a must-see! Congratulations to Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis on their very well-deserved Tony nominations!
The We Can’t Stop singer interviewed with Rolling Stone magazine for their July 4th issue, and revealed her fairly liberal thoughts on drugs and alcohol.
Given her stoner reputation, we’re not totally surprised. Though, when asked to clarify her penchant for weed, she said:
"You can't ask someone that and expect them to say yes... I did a song with Snoop Dogg called 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,' so people can put it together for themselves."
That sounds fairly straightforward to us. Mileybird then went ahead to state that she thinks there are things much, much worse than a little bit of the green stuff:
"I think alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana -- people can be mad at me for saying that, but I don't care... I've seen a lot of people spiral down with alcohol, but I've never seen that happen with weed."
"As long as it isn't illegal, there are far more dangerous things. And it's legal in the state of California. So I'm happy to live in California, a place where you can be whoever you want to be."
Well, Miley, marijuana isn’t exactly legal in California unless you have a prescription, so we’re not entirely sure what you mean. But, okay...
As for her transition from Disney teen idol to mature pop star, she said: