In January of 2014, I got a call to work on a new musical about Billie Holiday that was going to feature Audra McDonald. Little did I know just how huge it would wind up being in the end. What an experience.
She is a force of nature and was on top of her game every single night. I was fortunate to be able to perform in front of so many people every night and was in awe every night after the show. Why? Well, not only did I get a chance to work with a legend, but everyone and their momma came to see the show. I mean everybody!
There was celebrity after celebrity walking past our dressing room who were on their way to greet Audra after our shows. It was pretty amazing.
I found this clip and thought I’d share. If you have HBO, go watch the entire show. I was almost in tears after finally seeing the show from the audience’s point of view.