Classical new release: "Audra McDonald: Sing Happy"

Jun 12, 2018

Audra McDonald has won Grammys, Emmys and six Tonys, which makes her American theater's most decorated performer. But she still has more to do - her newest album "Sing Happy" is her first solo recording with orchestra, and it features many songs that she has never recorded before.

McDonald performs with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Andy Einhorn. The album includes musical theater classics by Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim and Frank Loesser as well as newer music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Adam Guettel. 

"Sing Happy" was recorded live this spring when McDonald performed in the New York Philharmonic's 2018 Spring Gala. She is currently touring the United States and performing music from the album on her tour.