Audra McDonald Takes Gov. Mike Pence to Task

The six-time Tony Award–winning performer is all atwitter about Indiana’s RFRA law.
Screen-and-stage star Audra McDonald, who proudly owns the Twitter handle @AudraEqualityMc, chimed in on that social medium Thursday about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. And then she chimed in about it again and again. She certainly made her points ahead of two appearances in Indianapolis in April, rescheduled from December at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Interestingly, at an anti-RFRA rally to be held Saturday at the Indiana Statehouse, members of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus are set to perform “Make Them Hear You,” a song from Ragtime, the Broadway musical that featured McDonald in its original cast. (Programming remains subject to change, of course.) Previously, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., performed that song on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013, after opinions on the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Prop 8 were read.

Here is McDonald’s timeline in speaking out: