Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald was born on July 3. Take a look back at her career, from her Broadway debut in The Secret Garden to her current performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, at PlaybillVault.com.
Next up is one of my favorite versions of this standard, adapted from George Gershiwn’s opera, “Porgy and Bess”. Here Miles Davis in conjunction with composer/arranger Gil Evans give a stirring rendition of “Summertime”, from the album named after the opera, Porgy and Bess.
For her role as Bess in Porgy and Bess, Dorothy insisted that she not wear any makeup, and of course she got her wish. And of course her wish was granted because Dorothy was a natural beauty and didn’t need the aid of makeup.