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Audra McDonald For The Win — Her Sixth Win! She's The Meryl Streep Of The Tonys!

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History MADE!

Audra McDonald JUST won her SIXTH Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

That's the most Tonys won by anyone on the planet…

And with that ladies and gentleman, you now may bow down.

BOW DOWN, WE SAY!! BOW DOWN!!

And okay, watch her acceptance speech too (above)!

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Perez Reviews: Sweeney Todd - Starring Emma Thompson!

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Is there anything Emma Thompson CAN'T do???

That's a serious question!

The multiple Academy Award-winning actress enchanted and impressed a jaded New York City audience on Thursday night not just with her superb acting skills but also with her equally superb singing voice!!!!!

The internationally adored Brit stars as Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic's production of Stephen Sondheim's classic Sweeney Todd, which has just three shows left! Do whatever you have to and MAKE SURE you get tickets to see this!!!!!!

We have never heard Emma Thompson sing before and she doesn't just sing well for a famous actor/Hollywood type. She more than holds her own with Broadway greats! And there were plenty in this production!

Our future boyfriend, Joy Armstrong Johnson, whom we previously saw in Hands On A Hardbody, was even better in Sweeney! Christian Borle was great, as he usually is! And….

Audra McDonald was a surprise cast addition as the Beggar Woman and she was supremely amazing! Her talent is on a whole other level!

Audra McDonald!!!!!!!!

Also a pleasant surprise was Bryn Terfel in the title role! He is a world-famous opera singer, but we were unsure of his acting chops - especially in an English production with dialogue. He was great!

Another pleasant surprise was Emma Thompson's tour-de-force comedic performance! Never before has Mrs. Lovett been so funny!

And yet another pleasant surprise was that this production, which we thought was going to be a concert version of the show, was so much more than that!

The actors didn't perform at podiums with binders in front of them. Each one had all their parts fully memorized and the show was fully staged - with costumes and props and the works!

What was also exceptionally special was hearing this iconic Sondheim score with the entire New York Philharmonic playing on stage with the actors! Exquisite!

And also exceptionally special was the augmented vocal chorus, much larger than you'd see in a traditional Broadway mounting of Sweeney.

Such lush sounds!

Such great singing!

Such great acting!

Such a great time!

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Audra McDonald Dazzles Performing Climb Ev’ry Mountain on The Sound Of Music LIVE! Watch NOW!

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The hills were alive with Audra McDonald's majestic mega-talent!

During NBC's The Sound Of Music LIVE last night, Miz McDonald aka Mother Abbess totes stole the show with her flawless rendition of Climb Ev’ry Mountain!

We knew the Grammy and Tony winning performer would bring it—but had no idea her emotional ferocity would hit us so hard!

If you listen closely towards the end, you might hear angels weeping from the beauty that is Audra!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-mazing and show-stopping performance (above!) and bask in the perfection that was this moment in live televised theater history!

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Audra McDonald Is Marvelously Monochromatic At The Tony Awards

Audra McDonald stuns at the Tony Awards in David Meister

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)!

[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]

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Private Practice Star Is Married!

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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!

The pair, who

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