Audra McDonald, Will Swenson

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Audra McDonald had an extra special Mother's Day this year.

The 45-year-old Broadway veteran revealed this morning that she and husband Will Swenson are expecting their first child together.

"Who knew that tap dancing during perimenopause could lead to pregnancy?" McDonald tweeted. "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. While I'm disappointed I have to postpone my West End debut in Lady Day, I'm glad I'll be able to spend a little more time in Shuffle Along this summer."

"In other news...I may have had 3 croissants today," she added humorously a couple hours later.

Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon , Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Shuffle Along Cast

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After her full-time run on Private Practice ended, the six-time Tony winner picked right back up where she left off on Broadway and has remained center stage ever since. She's currently leading the hit revival of the musical Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed.

Try saying that six times in a row—while tap-dancing.

Will Swenson, Audra McDonald

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McDonald further shared that she is looking forward to setting up a "1920s-themed nursery" in her dressing room when she returns to the show. But first...

Maternity leave, reportedly starting July 24! Rhiannon Giddens will step into the role of Lottie Gee in McDonald's absence.

The actress also has a daughter, Zoe Madeline Donovan, 15, from her previous marriage to Peter Donovan, while Swenson has two sons with his ex-wife.

McDonald and Swenson first met in 2007 when they co-starred in the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade. They started dating in 2010 and tied the knot in October 2012.

Congratulations to the expectant couple! 

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