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Customer Reviews

A Marvelous Bridge

Audra McDonald creates a lush emotional landscape for each song that keeps you longing for more. I was especially taken with her cover of John Mayer’s “My Stupid Mouth” and her rendition of “Tom Cat Goodbye”. I have been an avid Audra McDonald fan since she surfaced on the theatre scene years ago and have been cherishing her cast and solo albums. I was a little weary when finding out that the track list of this current album contains mostly non-theatre songs, but after listening to Build a Bridge just once I was thrilled and moved by every song.

Audra was extraordinary in high school too...

I went to high school with Audra at Roosevelt in Fresno---and all I can say is that we were blessed with her voice at every assembly, school play and auxilary performance. Now that she's a 4-time Tony award winner I think back on how lucky I was to hear her for free--and to be a part of the audience she honed her early skills on. You just knew in your bones---that were electrified every time she shared her gift--that she was going to make it big. Audra---from a fellow RPAM-ie---WE ARE SO PROUD !!!!

another gift

Audra's newest album will proudly sit beside her other works in my music collection. Her incredible gift of performance is captured so beautifully on this album with so many fantastic songs. The heartbreaking work in "Dividing Day" and "God Give Me Strength" mixed with the sentiment of "Bein' Green" as well as all the other fantastic songs make this one of Audra's best to date. Every song weaves into the next, creating a literal bridge of music. The numbers are orchestrated and arranged gorgeously. This is the kind of album that you'll listen to on repeat for weeks and still hear something new each time.

Biography

Born: July 3, 1970 in Berlin, Germany

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Classically trained soprano Audra McDonald was the most celebrated new singer/actress on Broadway in the 1990s. She was raised in Fresno, California, and graduated from the Juilliard School of Music with a Bachelor's degree in music in 1993. Even before her graduation, she had begun to work professionally in the musical theater, taking a role in the national tour of the musical The Secret Garden in 1992. Fresh out of school, she was cast in a Broadway revival of the musical Carousel (March 24, 1994)....
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