Audra McDonald Thanks Lena Horne, Maya Angelou and Billie Holiday in Tony Speech

By Jamilah King Jun 09, 2014

Audra McDonald won her sixth Tony Award on Sunday for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" and gave the night’s most moving acceptance speech. In it, she said thats she’s standing on the shoulders of many brave and courageous women including Lena Horne, Maya Angelou and, of course, Billie Holiday.