Dolly Parton on Why She Will Never Be on Broadway
Though there was a Broadway musical, 9 to 5, using her music in 2009, and she performed on the Tony Awards in the same year, country star Dolly Parton expressly said that she can never be on Broadway, but not because she dislikes it. On the contrary, she is such a fan that she believes she literally would not be able to keep her voice up extensively in a Broaway show.
According to the article, Parton said, "I don't have that kind of voice, I really don't think my voice would hold up to do a show like that. That's one of the reasons I've never been on Broadway. But I do take care of my voice."
She even said that she was, "amazed by the people who work on stage, that sing night after night, day after day, week in week out."