Six-time Tony Awards winner Audra McDonald is famous as a Broadway star who started working as a theater artist in 1994. The record-setting actress has worked on a huge number of plays and musicals.

In similar fashion, her singing talents and on stage have made her a household name among fans of theater. The thespian shares her middle name and is a fellow Tony award-winner like Patti LuPone.

What Is The Net Worth & Salary Of Audra McDonald In 2020?

As of January 2020, McDonald has a net worth of $2 million. Audra McDonald is a star thespian who started her professional career in 1994.

Her dedication to her art and natural talents is the reason for her massive fortune.

McDonald is worth $2 million as of January 2020
Professional since 1994, Audra McDonald began through theaters in 1994 & is worth $2 million as of January 2020

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She earns around $330,000 per year as per data from Celebworth. This salary translates to $904.11 per day or $37.67 per hour.

Her major income sources include the work she does as an actress and royalties from the use of her image in the media.

McDonald’s earliest work as an actor dates back to her childhood days. The singer and actress started acting in plays when she was still in high school. During this period, she was in the junior company the Dan Pessano and Good Company Players.

Instagram Earnings Of Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald has over 131k followers on Instagram as of January 2020. The famous theatre artist’s account generates anywhere from $394.5 to $657.5 from the account.

Serial Award Winner

Audra McDonald is the best when it comes to winning awards for her acting on stage. In fact, she is the only person ever to win a Tony in all the four acting categories.

Audra with her Tony Awards
Audra with her Tony Awards
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The following table lists all of her wins in various award categories.

Award Work Year
Tony Award Carousel 1994
Drama Desk Award
Outer Critics Circle Award
Theatre World Award
Tony Award Master Class 1996
Ovation Award
Tony Award Ragtime 1998
Tony Award A Raisin in the Sun 2004
Drama Desk Award
Outer Critics Circle Award Audience Award
KissFM Phenomenal Woman Award Phenomenal Woman 2005
Drama Desk Award 110 in the Shade 2007
Outer Critics Circle Award
Grammy Award Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny 2008
Tony Award Porgy and Bess 2012
Drama Desk Award
Drama League Award
Outer Critics Circle Award
Sarah Siddons Society Award “Distinguished Achievement in the Theatre” 2013
Tony Award Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill 2014
Drama Desk Award
Outer Critics Circle Award Audience Award

Moving From New York To Inwood After 9/11

After the tragic events of 9/11, Audra McDonald did not feel safe in New York and wanted to move to a quainter place. She and her husband Will Swenson bought a house in Inwood, Manhattan for $1.22 million in September 2013.

McDonalds with Swenson at their Inwood house
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The residence features a spa jacuzzi tub, a two-car garage, and granite countertops. At first glance, the house may not appear to be one in which a Broadway divinity lives but a house costing more than $1 million will have lavish features.

Short Biography

Audra McDonald was born Audra Ann McDonald on July 3, 1970 (49 years old as of January 2020) in West Berlin, Germany to Stanley McDonald, Jr, and Anna J. McDonald. She is the firstborn of two daughters born to the McDonalds.

McDonald with Swenson at the Tonys
McDonald with Swenson at the Tonys
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She went to Theodore Roosevelt High School and was involved in theatre. After graduating from high school, she went to the reputed Juilliard School graduating in 1993.

McDonald’s first husband was a bassist named Peter Donovan. After dating for a while, they got married in September 2000. They gave birth to a daughter, Zoe Madeline Donovan on February 14, 2001. The pair were together until 2009 when they divorced.

Then, on October 6, 2012, the singer married Will Swenson. They also have a daughter together named Sally James McDonald-Swenson (born October 19, 2016). Swenson has two sons from his first wife Amy Swenson. Will and Audra are parenting all of the children in their family.