McKinley is known to Broadway audiences for his direction of The Boy from Oz, starring Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman. McKinley's other credits include Thwak, Zombie Prom and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 8th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition.
Portraying L. Frank Baum's beloved characters for the Atlanta production will be Kate Manning (Dorothy), Jane Blass (Wicked Witch/Miss Gulch), David Titus (Lion), Jaymes Hodges (Tinman), Eric Imhoff (Scarecrow), Suzanne Ishee (Glinda) and Gary Neal Johnson (Wizard).
Fifty-five local Atlanta children will complete the cast as munchkins, monkeys, jitterbugs and Oz residents.
Tickets for The Wizard of Oz are available by calling (404) 817-8700 by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. For more information visit www.theaterofthestars.com.