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Audra McDonald Makes Tony Award History

Audra McDonald accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play for “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” at 68th annual Tony Awards (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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(AURN) -- An historic night for long time actress Audra McDonlad who won her 6th Tony Award, Sunday night, making her the first female to do so.

Audra McDonaldMcDonald won for her moving portrayal as Billie Holiday in the production, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill".

Other acting honors went to Sophie Okonedo for her role in the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun", and James Monroe Iglehart, who won best actor in a musical honors for "Aladdin".   AURN's Kim Lampkins has more on the 2014 Tony Awards. 

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Audra McDonald (AP)


Sophie Okonedo



Sophie Okonedo accepts award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for the revival of "A Raisin in the Sun". It's her first Tony nomination and her Broadway debut.

Okonedo was nominated for an Academy Award for Hotel Rwanda in 2004 and a Golden Globe for Tsunami: The Aftermath in 2006.

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)



James Monroe Iglehart










James Monroe Iglehart wins Best Performance for a featured role in a Musical for Aladdin.

It's his first Tony nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Memphis.









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