audra mcdonald with shelton becton

Audra McDonald with Shelton Becton (photo: Evgenia Eliseeva)

*(Via Playbill) – Meet the men behind the music at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: Shelton Becton, Clayton Craddock and George Farmer.

It’s been said that “Behind every great man is a great woman,” but in the case of Tony Award-winning superwoman Audra McDonald there are three musicians backing her in the history making role of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: musical conductor Shelton Becton, drummer Clayton Craddock and bass player George Farmer portray the musicians accompanying one of jazz music’s most iconic figures during her final live performances.

It’s no mystery that to get a show to go well on The Great White Way, a lot of moving pieces are assembled. And although actors, singers, choreographers, directors and even playwrights get a lot of light shone upon them, there are hundreds of other players whose hard work goes unrecognized.

Read the rest of this Karu Daniels story at Playbill.