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Donna McKechnie

About this Artist

DONNA MCKECHNIE (Choreographer), the Tony-winning star of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (national tour); The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N; Sondheim – A Musical Tribute (which she also choreographed); On The Town; Promises, Promises; Company; and State Fair, for which she received the Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dance for the 1996 season.

She has starred in numerous productions in London’s West End, including Promises, Promises; Company; No Way to Treat a Lady (which she also choreographed); Cole Porter’s Can-Can; and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Bob Fosse invited McKechnie to play the lead in his last production, a national tour of Sweet Charity, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. Her regional credits include Irma la Douce, Cabaret, The Imaginary Invalid, The Goodbye Girl, Follies, A Little Night Music, Mack and Mabel, Gypsy, I Do! I Do!, Misalliance, The Glass Menagerie, Stepping Out, Girl’s Room, and Inside the Music (her one-woman musical with text by Christopher Durang).

McKechnie has appeared as a guest star in numerous television musical specials and dramatic series, including Fame, Cheers, Family Ties, Hullabaloo, Twirl, and Dark Shadows. She also portrayed The Rose in the film The Little Prince, and she is featured in the new documentary film, Every Little Step. Her memoir Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life was published by Simon and Schuster in 2006.