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'Singles Ward' actor Will Swenson engaged to actress, singer Audra McDonald

By Caresa Alexander

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 4 2012 6:33 p.m. MST

Audra McDonald, of ABC’s “Private Practice,” is engaged to Broadway star and "Singles Ward" actor Will Swenson. According to PlayBill.com, the couple became engaged on New Year’s Day.

"Thanks 4 all of the sweet congrats on our engagement. We're super happy and excited," McDonald tweeted on Jan. 3.

Us Weekly reported that the couple met in 2007 while co-staring in the Broadway revival of “110 in the Shade," and began dating in 2010.

McDonald, a four-time Tony Award winner, and Swenson, 38, reprised their roles for a two-week run of the show at the Hale Center Theater Orem in 2010. In an interview with the Deseret News, McDonald, 41, said that their early encounters were through play dates with their children.

McDonald was featured in 2004 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square during the Christmas concert.

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