PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to an unexpected development in Audra McDonald's schedule, the date for her performance in Pittsburgh has been changed. The concert will now take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11th at the landmark Byham Theater.
Tickets for "An Evening With Audra McDonald" are still available and may be purchased online at www.trustarts.org or by calling 412-456-6666. All existing ticket holders will be reissued tickets for the new date, and those who can no longer attend will receive a refund.
The Hill House Association is proud to bring the critically acclaimed singer and actress in concert for one night only. Ms. McDonald made Broadway history last year when she won a record-breaking sixth Tony Award® for her mesmerizing portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Beyond the lights of New York City, Ms. McDonald has traveled from Los Angeles to Boston to Berlin performing as a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras.
The Grammy Award®-winning singer and Emmy-nominated actress now returns to the concert stage to lend her honeyed soprano vocals to favorite show tunes, popular standards, and songs from her latest album, Go Back Home. The evening promises to send audiences home with a song in their head and another in their heart.
The show is presented in partnership with UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, Highmark, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel and McAuley Ministries. Pittsburgh singer and songwriter Nikki Porter, who is widely regarded for her own vocal stylings, will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the event.
About Audra McDonald
Ms. McDonald is a critically acclaimed singer and actress whose work has garnered six Tony Awards, more than any other actor in the history of American theater. Ms. McDonald is the only person to win a Tony Award in all four acting categories. Her performances have also received honors from the prestigious Drama Desk, Drama League of New York, and Outer Critics Circle organizations. Ms. McDonald has released five solo studio albums to date, and contributed to a dozen cast recordings. An album featuring Ms. McDonald in the Los Angeles Opera production of Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny earned two Grammy Awards in 2008 for Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording.
But Ms. McDonald's acting and vocal work has not been limited to the stage. Fans will also recognize her as Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC medical drama Private Practice from 2007 to 2011. In 2013, Ms. McDonald performed the role of Mother Abbess in NBC's television production of The Sound of Music Live! Ms. McDonald has also received two Emmy Award nominations, one for HBO film version of the play Wit and a second for the television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun. For more information, visit www.audramcdonald.net.
About the Hill House Association
The Hill House Association is a non-profit organization that has worked for the past 50 years to build strong families and communities in the Hill District neighborhood and Greater Pittsburgh region. To accomplish that mission, the Hill House Association provides a slate of programs to assist members of our community at every stage of life, from young children to senior citizens, in the areas of health, education, performing arts and workforce development. For more information, visit www.hillhouse.org.
SOURCE Hill House Association