audra mcdonald tony award history Audra McDonald makes Tony Award history with six wins: Watch her speech The 2014 Tony Awards was a night full of love for the theater on Sunday (June 8), but somewhere in the midst of giving out awards, something even bigger happened: History was made.

When Audra McDonald won for her role as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” for best lead actress in a play — her sixth win total — she became the first actress to ever win six Tonys. As if breaking that record wasn’t enough, McDonald also became the first person to win in four different performance categories.

Watch her emotional acceptance speech below:

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