PBS’ Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. focuses its attention on two Tony Award winners April 27. The host investigates the family histories of Broadway favorites Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin, discovering the ancestors whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success.
The episode from the seventh season of the series premieres at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
McDonald has won a record-breaking six Tony Awards for her performances in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. She is currently nominated for her work in the revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
Celebrating 6-Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald
(Updated April 27, 2021)