Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Record with Broadway Album
Audra McDonald has done it again!
That’s right, the Broadway star has broken another record with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. But this time, people are celebrating the success of the Original Broadway Cast Recording from the show.
In just one week, the album has topped four different Billboard Charts. It is #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers.
The two-disc, 85-minute compilation features McDonald as Billie Holiday and the rest of the cast singing all of the songs performed during the production.
“Ms. McDonald eerily captures Holiday’s ravaged vocal sound…Her performance transcends impersonation to become…an indelible rite of spiritual communion between two great artists,” raved The New York Times.
The new achievement comes on the cusp of the phenomenal actress’ Tony award-winning night, where she made history by taking home six trophies for her performance in Lady Day.