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Audra McDonald Makes HISTORY With 6th TONY Award Win! + Fantasia, T.I. & More Hit The TONY Awards Stage

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She's a history maker!  Find out how Audra McDonald became the first person in history to win 6 Tony Awards in acting, plus Fantasia, LL, TI. and more make appearances....

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From starring in "Private Practice" to playing roles on Broadway, Audra McDonald has become a Broadway darling.  And Sunday night at the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, she made history.  The YBF chick copped her SIXTH Tony Award.  This is a major accomplishment as no one else has copped 6 in acting, and won in each category.

The person who comes close is Julie Harris, who received five for performance and one for Lifetime Achievement.

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Audra took the stage during her acceptance speech and broke down into a fit of tears.

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And she was all smiles backstage while holding her award.  The mom of 1, who rocked a pretty printed black & white gown for the occasion, is currently starring in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, a story where she channels the late Billie Holiday in a lounge by belting out her music.

During the live show, which aired on CBS, Audra won Best Leading Actress in a Play for Lady Day.  Her previous honors for her performances in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," "Carousel," "Master Class," "Ragtime" and "A Raisin in the Sun."

Congrats Audra!


On the red carpet.....

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The Roots leader Questlove aka Ahmir-Khalib Thompson attended the show.

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Music icon Gladys Knight performed a song from the hit musicial "After Midnight."


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T.I., who hit the stage to rap with Hugh Jackman and LL Cool J, brought along his daughter Deyjah Imani Harris. During an interview on the red carpet with Alicia Quarles (below) T.I. was asked about the Floyd Mayweather incident.  He told her he has never been one to be played with.

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TV personality Alicia Quarles walked the red carpet.

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"A Raisin In The Sun" star Anika Noni Rose, wearing Badgley Mischka, showed off her gorgeous legs.

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Samuel Jackson escorted wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson down the red carpet.  LaTanya starred in "A Raisin In The Sun."

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Legendary Broadway star and Tony winner Ben Vereen supported his fellow actors.



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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, in a Kaufmanfranco Fall 2013 silver paillette gown, hit the stage to perform “Neverland” from Harvey Weinstein’s upcoming musical, “Finding Neverland.”

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Actress Sophie Okonedo won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for 'A Raisin in the Sun'.  And she posed it up in the Paramount Hotel Winners' Room ith her new piece.

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If you're confused about this, you aren't the only one.  T.I. & LL Cool J made a surprising appearance on stage with TONY Award host Hugh Jackman.   Check out the trio performing "Music Man Rap 2014" below:


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Wayne Brady was on hand to present.

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Well looky here.  Fantasia, who recently starred in the Award Winning production "After Midnight", joined legends Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight for an amazing performance.  Check it out below:


Also winners Sunday night:

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Kenny Leon accepted the award for Best Direction of a Play for “A Raisin In The Sun“.

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James Monroe Iglehart accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for "Aladdin".  Yep, he played Genie.

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RuPaul made a statement in his hot pink blazer.

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Lead actress Nikki M. James performed onstage with the cast of 'Les Miserables' during the Awards.


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And Samuel L. Jackson looked dapper while presenting as well.

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Congrats to all the winners.


Photos: Getty/Theo Wargo/Getty Images North America

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