Audra McDonald and her husband, actor Will Swenson have announced that they are expecting a baby. As a result the London Summer season of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill are to be postponed.
Speaking from New York where she is currently starring in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Audra McDonald said:
“Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy? Will and I are completely surprised—and elated—to be expecting a new addition to our family. I am so very grateful to everyone in New York and London for allowing me to rearrange my schedule to accommodate this little miracle. Of course, I’m disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, but I look forward to rescheduling as soon as possible.”
The couple married in 2012. While this is their first child together, she is mother to a daughter, and he is father to two sons, from their previous marriages.
BritishTheatre.com would like to wish the couple sincere congratulations on their announcement.