Donna McKechnie, who received a Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in A CHORUS LINE, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, having starred in numerous musical theatrical productions in London's West End, Paris and Tokyo.
She opened her new musical show, SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME, at New York’s celebrated 54 BELOW last year and a recording of that show was produced by Jay Records was just released.
She is one of the stars in 4GIRLS4, a new concert series with Andrea McArdle , Faith Prince and Maureen McGovern.
Last summer, Donna was featured in Chris Gatelli's highly acclaimed IN YOUR ARMS at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre with a score by Stephen Flaherty.
Besides A CHORUS LINE, Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include HOW TO SUCCEED…., THE EDUCATION OF HYMAN KAPLAN, SONDHEIM-A MUSICAL TRIBUTE,(which she also choreographed),ON THE TOWN, PROMISES-PROMISES, COMPANY, STATE FAIR.(Fred Astaire Award), and John Doyle's production of THE VISIT.
Besides her extensive work performing in concert and with symphony orchestras all over this country, Donna has starred in numerous regional plays and musicals, including FOLLIES, MACK AND MABEL, GYPSY, ...LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES.
Bob Fosse invited Donna to play the lead in his last production, a National tour of SWEET CHARITY, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.
She has appeared in numerous television dramatic series and musical shows including HBO Specials, Hullabaloo, the Tonight Show, Fame, Cheers, and Dark Shadows. She choreographed GUYS AND DOLLS at the Hollywood Bowl a few seasons ago, and recently choreographed Leslie Caron in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at the Laguna Playhouse.
Ms. McKechnie’s memoir, TIME STEPS- My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster.
She was also featured in the films, THE LITTLE PRINCE and EVERY LITTLE STEP.