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In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell

Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of the musical Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. Below you can check out photos of Colin Donnell in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

Donnell's Broadway credits include: Anything Goes (Drama Desk nomination), Jersey Boys.National tours: Wicked, Mamma Mia! Other NY credits: Love's Labor's Lost (Shakespeare in the Park); Merrily We Roll Along, Follies (Encores!); Meet Me in St. Louis (Irish Rep); Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Regional: Edward Albee's Me, Myself and I (McCarter); Johnny Baseball(A.R.T.); Working, A Musical (Asolo Rep). Film/TV: Every Secret Thing, "Arrow," "Pan Am."

With a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel, Violet tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Colin O'Donnell
Colin Donnell photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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