It was announced today that Audra McDonald, the Tony and Grammy award winning star of Private Practice announced today that she is leaving the ABC drama after the current 4th season to spend more time with her east coast family.
Or is it possibly her character has gone stale and it’s time for Dr. Naomi Bennett to move on. Word is that her character’s exit will allow for future guest appearances.
McDonald replaced Merrin Dungey who played Bennett in the backdoor pilot. Private Practice’s loss is Broadway’s gain, she’s got a killer set of pipes.
Here she is as Naomi Bennett.