The 66th Annual Tony Awards went underway on Sunday evening at The Beacon Theatre in New York City (June 10). Among the many Broadway musicals and plays nominated for a Tony, actress Audra McDonald took home an award for her win in the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical category for her role as Bess in the Gershwin and Heyward novel-based opera, Porgy and Bess.
Check out Audra’s performance during the show as she sings “Summertime” and a scene from the play, alongside her fellow castmates David Alan Grier and Norm Lewis. Congrats to Audra on becoming the first black woman to win 5 Tony Awards! Peep her acceptance speech below too.
Watch: Audra Perform “Summertime” at 2012 Tony Awards
Watch: Audra McDonald’s Acceptance Speech