My Musical Comedy Life is a musical memoir about a young girl from the Midwest who has dreams about being a dancer in New York. Ms. McKechnie, who was recently inducted into The American Theatre Hall of Fame, takes us on a metaphorical walk through famous Shubert Alley as she shares behind the scenes stories about some of the great people she has worked with along with recreating numbers she has made memorable from some of Broadway’s most legendary shows like Promises-Promises, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Company, Sweet Charity, Follies and A Chorus Line. She shares stories about the struggle and the ups and downs of a life in Theatre and brings us to a Finale with a hopeful reflection of a woman who still loves New York and still believes in Happy Endings.  

Donna McKechnie, who received a Tony Award for her performance in the original company of A Chorus Line, is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, having starred in and choreographed productions in London’s West End, as well as major theatrical productions in Tokyo and Paris. Most recently, she co-starred in Halftime at the Papermill Playhouse and a newly released recording of the show. 

Some of Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Education of Hyman Kapan, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, (which she also choreographed), Promises-Promises, Company, On the Town, State Fair (Fred Astaire Award) and The Visit. She has starred and or choreographed numerous regional plays and musicals, including Follies, Mack and Mable, Gypsy, The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Charity, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Guys and Dolls and can be seen in concert and with Symphony Orchestras as well as TV Specials and dramatic series including Fame, Cheers and Dark Shadows. She was featured in the film Every Little Step and played the Rose in the film The Little Prince

Ms. McKechnie’s memoir, Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life, was published by Simon and Schuster. Donna was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2019.

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