Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in Waitress. McDonald, along with Michael Shannon, will star in a revival of the Terrence McNally romance Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, starting in May.
The play is about the love affair between a cook and a waitress who meet in a New York restaurant. Al Pacino and Michele Pfeiffer starred in a movie version.
McDonald won a Tony in 2014 playing Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. She also won Tonys for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. She was last on Broadway in Shuffle Along in 2016.