Audra McDonald Talks TV and Broadway

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McDonald appears on “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” this week.

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald holds the record for the most Tony Awards won by a performer. During her appearance on this week's “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” the ESSENCE cover girl dishes on reigning in all that talent for television.

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“For me the most challenging thing when I first started working in television, was to reign it all in,” McDonald explains. “You still have to have, just as much emotion, just as much sense of character and truth and objective, but it has to be smaller.” When performing on screen, the former “Private Practice” actress learned she didn’t have to project the drama all the way back to the nosebleeds. Television provided a much closer audience.

Oprah: Where Are They Now airs this Saturdays at 10pm ET on OWN.

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