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Audra McDonald performs "Summertime" from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the 66th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in New York. Miss McDonald won a Tony for best actress in a musical, and the production won a Tony for best revival of a musical. (Charles Sykes/Invision via Associated Press)
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Audra McDonald performs "Summertime" from "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" at the 66th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2012, in New York. Miss McDonald won a Tony for best actress in a musical, and the production won a Tony for best revival of a musical. (Charles Sykes/Invision via Associated Press)

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