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Fresno's Audra McDonald wins fifth Tony Award

Monday, June 11, 2012
Audra McDonald performs a scene from The Gershwins Porgy and Bess at the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, 2012, in New York. The production won a Tony Award for best revival of a musical.

Audra McDonald performs a scene from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the 66th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, 2012, in New York. The production won a Tony Award for best revival of a musical. (AP Photo / Charles Sykes /Invision/AP)

A Valley native made history at the 66th Annual Tony Awards.

Fresno's Audra McDonald won best leading actress in a musical and became the first black actress to ever win five Tony awards.

McDonald was raised in Fresno and trained at The Juilliard School. In past years, McDonald won Tony awards for "Carousel," "Master Class," "ragtime," and "A Raisin in the Sun."

McDonald attended Roosevelt School of the Arts.

Other big awards went to the musical "Once," which won eight trophies and earned bragging rights as the top musical on Broadway. McDonald won for her performance in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,"

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