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A Is For Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies From A To Z

A Is For Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies From A To Z

“It’s an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!” —Audra McDonald, six-time Tony Award–winning actress (Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, Porgy and Bess, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

In A Is For Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies From A To Z, is available today by Random House Children’s Books (Doubleday Books for Young Readers). Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway’s legendary leading ladies. Start with “A” for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, and Liza Minnelli.

John Robert Allman, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Alexis Michelle, Joanna Gleason, Christine Ebersole, Peter Emmerich by Emilio Madrid

Last night, author John Robert Allman and illustrator Peter Emmerich celebrated the release with a standing-room-only reading and signing benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring Two-Time Tony Winner Christine Ebersole, Tony Winner Joanna Gleason, and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Alexis Michelle (as Joanna Gleason as Into the Woods’ the Baker’s Wife) at Books of Wonder in Manhattan (18 W 18th Street). 

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Alexis Michelle, Joanna Gleason photo by Michael Kushner

A Is For Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies From A To Z is a showstopping rhythmic alphabet book featuring many favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage. This is the first picture book to celebrate these legendary theater actresses—and Broadway fans young and old will want this in their collections. With their signature voices and iconic roles, these talented women have created some of the greatest moments in musical theater history. Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee. 

Christine Ebersole by Emilio Madrid

A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For more information or to order, visit:

“I’m honored to be included in this illustrious group. A to Z, they are all incredible!” —Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Award–winning actress (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Barbra Streisand and Barbara Cook
Heather Headly
Patti LuPone


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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