Donna McKechnie to Make London Cabaret Return

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Donna McKechnie, who created the role of Cassie in the original production of A Chorus Line and won a Tony Award for her efforts, will return to the London cabaret stage next month.
Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie

McKechnie will bring her new one-woman show My Musical Comedy Life (Part 2) to Pizza on the Park, beginning performances Oct. 13 for a run through Oct. 24. She previously tried out her earlier cabaret show, Inside the Music, at the 70-seater Jermyn Street Theatre in 1996, while in London to record a concert version of A Chorus Line for BBC Radio. She has also previously appeared on the London stage in a short-lived stage version of Cole Porter's Can-Can that played at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello) in 1988, and appeared in and choreographed a limited run of Douglas J. Cohen's No Way to Treat a Lady at the Arts Theatre in 1998, appearing with Joanna Riding, Tim Flavin and Paul Brown.

McKechnie's Broadway credits include the original productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1961, Promises, Promises in 1968, Company in 1970 and State Fair in 1996. She has also appeared in the fast flop The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N in 1968, and a revival of On the Town in 1971. In addition to her Tony Award for A Chorus Line in 1976, she received the Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer in the 1995-96 season for her work in State Fair. She also starred in dozens of regional theatre productions, including Cole Porter's You Never Know at the Pasadena Playhouse, I Do! I Do!, Misalliance, The Goodbye Girl and Gypsy. She played the lead in a national tour of Bob Fosse's last production, Sweet Charity, for which she was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. She made her opera debut in December 1996, guest starring in the San Francisco Opera's production of Die Fledermaus. She has also appeared as a guest star in numerous television musical specials and dramatic series.

She is presented in London by Barry J. Mishon, and accompanied by Nathan Martin on piano.

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