Audra McDonald sings 'Hamilton' song Say No To This as Billie Holiday
It’s not a mic drop, but six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald still stole the show in the newest digital #Ham4Ham performance. Playing Maria Reynolds to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton, McDonald performed “Say No To This” — but with a sultry twist, as “that’s when Ms. Billie Holiday came into my life.”
“Tony Award Winner and living legend Audra McDonald joins us to perform Say No To This–AS Billie Holiday,” Miranda wrote of the video. “That’s Alex Lacamoire on keys and Richard Hammond on bass. Don’t miss Audra and the MOST INSANELY-STACKED-WITH-TALENT-CAST-EVER in Shuffle Along, coming to Broadway in March.”
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Watch the video above, in which McDonald croons her way through the song so captivatingly it makes you wonder what would happen if Alexander Hamilton walked into a piano bar in the 1950s.