A tearful McDonald thanked her "mom and dad up in heaven" and closed with, "This is for you, Billie."
In the revival, which is running at the Circle in the Square Theatre, McDonald plays the doomed Holiday as she tries to make it through a concert despite health problems. (In real life, the singer was a heroin addict and alcoholic.)
With Sunday's win, McDonald has a total of six Tonys, with at least one win for each actress category (lead and featured, play and musical). She is now tied with the late
This year's other nominees were Tyne Daly for "Mothers and Sons,"