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River Forest, IL  –  Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Audra McDonald will headline the annual Trustee Benefit Concert at Dominican University.

The concert, which supports student scholarships at Dominican, will take place on Saturday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St. in River Forest. A gala reception in Lewis Hall will follow the concert.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at

“The Dominican University Trustee Benefit, now in its fourth decade, has raised millions of dollars for Dominican University’s scholarship fund, providing much needed financial aid for our students,” said Melanie Dykstra, assistant vice president of development with the university. “We are thrilled to welcome Audra McDonald back to Dominican in her second appearance at the Trustee Benefit Concert.”

Singer and actress McDonald will perform songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and beyond. A recording artist and star of Broadway, film and television, she is the winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy. In 2016 she received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame the following year.

McDonald most recently starred as Dorothy Scott in the historical television series The Gilded Age.

McDonald also performed for Dominican University’s Trustee Benefit in 2013.

About Dominican University    

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers doctoral degrees in information studies and applied social justice. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University among the top 15 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, and #1 in Illinois for innovation, best value, undergraduate teaching and ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.