Posted by | Ray Cornelius

If this new 50-second clip of Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday is any indication of what’s to come for her upcoming HBO’s special “Lady Day At Emerson Grill” then she better make room for an Emmy! Not only does she embody the jazz icon in style and grace but she sounds just like her vocally.  I literally got chills!

Check it out below and see for yourself!

As previously reported, “Lady Day at Emerson ‘s Bar & Grill” was recorded before a live audience at Café Brasil in New Orleans and features many of Holiday’s biggest hits including “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.”

It premieres on HBO March 12, 2016.

Stay tuned…

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