Audra won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her work in 110 in The Shade in 2007.
Throughout her career Audra has won a total of four Tony Awards.
Audra was nominated for a Tony Award (Best Actress in a Musical) and a Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Actress in a Musical) for her work in the revival of 110 in The Shade.
McDonald was raised in Fresno, California.
She is 5'8" or 1.73 m.
Her daughter is named Zoe Madeline, after the late Zoe Caldwell and Madeline Kahn.
She is the youngest actor ever to win three Tony Awards.
She graduated from The Juilliard School for the Performing Arts in 1993.
She has won four Tony Awards in eleven years: 1) Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical), in 1994 for a revival of "Carousel"; 2) Best Actress (Featured Role - Play), in 1996 for playing Sharon in Terence McNally's "Master Class"; 3) Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) 1998 for playing Sarah in "Ragtime"; 4) Best Actress (Featured Role - Play), in 2004 for playing Ruth Younger in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun". She was also nominated in 2000 as Best Actress (Musical) for playing the title role in "Marie Christine."