Wednesday, June 11, 2014
(New York, NY) -- Audra McDonald is raising the bar for Tony winners and making history in the process. McDonald earned her sixth Tony Award Sunday night to set the record for the most wins for a female Broadway performer. While Broadway vet Julie Harris also holds six Tonys, one of her six awards was presented as a Lifetime Achievement Award. McDonald earned all six of her Tonys for acting. Her new record-setting honor comes for her performance as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill." McDonald was awarded the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.