Audra McDonald flaunted her very pregnant belly while singing at the Democratic National Convention on Day 3, which took place on July 27. The Broadway star looked and sounded amazing — and we could not get enough of her stunning look, which highlighted her bump beautifully!
Audra McDonald, 46, may have postponed her West End debut in the show Lady Day this summer, but that didn’t stop her from getting up on stage and singing her heart out at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on July 27! In fact, the pregnant star, who has been on maternity leave since July 24, completely rocked her group performance of “What the World Needs Now,” and we could get enough of how her elegant ensemble totally flattered her growing belly! Wearing a mid-length black dress with quarter sleeves, she was the paragon of class, even showing off her ample cleavage thanks to her plunging neckline.
Audra adorably announced her happy news back in May with a super cute tweet referencing her most recent Broadway role in New York City’s Shuffle Along, in which the star was required to do some major tap dancing! “Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?” Audra joked in a statement that she also tweeted. “Will and I are completely surprised — and elated — to be expecting a new addition to our family.” Aw!
Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead 2 pregnancy? @thewillswenson & I are completely surprised but elated 2 b expecting
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) May 10, 2016
And as a result of her and her husband, Will Swenson‘s, 42, bundle of joy — which also happens to be their first baby together — the six-time Tony winner announced that she had to postpone her West End debut this summer in Lady Day. “I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle,” Audra also said in the statement.
“While I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I’m glad I’ll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer and will look forward to setting up a 1920s-themed nursery in my dressing room when I return to the show.” And impressively enough, the star only stopped performing in Shuffle Along recently, as she began her maternity leave on July 24.
But we love that Audra took a break from her hiatus to perform such a touching song at the DNC. Her and her fellow Broadway stars truly blew us away!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — what did you think of Audra’s DNC look? Did you love it as much as we did?