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Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (73)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Donna McKechnie's 'Visit' with Kander & Ebb Falls Short of Expectations at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Donna McKechnie's 'Visit' with Kander & Ebb Falls Short of Expectations at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Apr 22, 2016

Ninety percent of the way through her new 54 Below show, A Visit With Kander and Ebb, Donna McKechnie delivers the unquestioned highlight of this show, “I Walk Away” (The Visit), wherein the character Claire Zachanassian ruefully explains how she accrued her fortune through the deaths of successive husbands. Phrasing is superb, vocal confident, acting strong. Unfortunately, while the show's finale “Yes!” (70, Girls, 70) is appealing for vivacity and notable lack of pretense, nothing else comes close to this satisfying parenthesis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 21, 2016

Donna McKechnie is  brought her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running from April 19-22. (more...)

Donna McKechnie & More Join Harbor Lights Theater Company's SHOWSTOPPERS BenefitDonna McKechnie & More Join Harbor Lights Theater Company's SHOWSTOPPERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, has announced SHOWSTOPPERS a thrilling evening of song and dance! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/16-4/17/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/16-4/17/2016
by - Apr 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 17, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

BWW TV: Donna McKechnie Chats A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB Cabaret at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW TV: Donna McKechnie Chats A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB Cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2016

Donna McKechnie is bringing her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below from April 19 to 22. Click below to hear her talk about the upcoming event! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekDonna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Helane Blumfield to Return to Don't Tell Mama with CALL ME H!Helane Blumfield to Return to Don't Tell Mama with CALL ME H!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Singer Helane Blumfield returns to Don't Tell Mama in May with a new, second solo show, "Call Me H!" (more...)

Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!Photo Coverage: Will Swenson, Jarrod Spector, Michael Rupert & More Preview Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season!
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, just announced initial casting for the 2016 season. (more...)

VIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early CareerVIDEOS: Celebrate Michael Bennett's Birthday With Peeks at His Early Career
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

Before A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS, Michael Bennett got his big break dancing on the TV show Hullabaloo. (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 150 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 48th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 12-16, 2016 in multiple locations throughout the Center. Thousands of student artists from eight regions across the country presented their work at regional festivals from January 5 through February 27, 2016 and more than 150 were selected to travel to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the national festival. (more...)

Tony Winner William Finn to Host Barrington Stage's Season Opener; Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer & More SetTony Winner William Finn to Host Barrington Stage's Season Opener; Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer & More Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Tony Award-winner William Finn's return to host the popular Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should... on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage June 10 and 11 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Julia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna PlayhouseJulia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Julia Duffy starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This AprilLea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Helm Wagner College Theatre's A CHORUS LINETony Winner Michele Pawk to Helm Wagner College Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Tony Award-winner and Broadway veteran Michele Pawk will direct A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Wagner College Theatre, April 13-24. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit TonightAmas Musical Theatre Honors Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, celebrates its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit tonight, Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center(East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie.  The master of ceremonies for the evening is noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAYGavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

David Geist to Perform SEND IN THE SOUNDS at The Metropolitan RoomDavid Geist to Perform SEND IN THE SOUNDS at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Broadway musician and composer David Geist brings his show, SEND IN THE SOUNDS, to The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY in a special one-night engagement, Sunday, March 6th 7 PM. (more...)

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