*A new star is born!
Congratulations to six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony nominee Will Swenson on the birth of their daughter Sally James McDonald-Swenson. The couple announced the news on Twitter Thursday with a precious pic of Sally’s tiny feet.
“[email protected] and I are overjoyed to welcome Sally James McDonald-Swenson, born last night at 11:16pm. Our hearts are bursting,” McDonald tweeted.
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) October 20, 2016
The little one arrived on October 19 at 11:16 p.m. ET. She’s named after Swenson’s late mother, Sally, and McDonald’s late father, Stanley James.
Sally is Audra’s second daughter, and first child with hubby Swenson.
McDonald was starring in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed when the couple first announced the news of her pregnancy.
In a May 10 statement 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.”