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BERKSHIRE BANK PRESENTS BROADWAY IN VERMONT: DONNA MCKECHNIE, “TAKE ME TO THE WORLD: THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM”
September 17 @ 8:00pm-9:00pm$35 – $80
Join Tony Award® winning actor Christian Hoff as he hosts an unforgettable evening of cabaret featuring Tony Award® winner for “A Chorus Line”, Donna McKechnie.
Donna celebrates the greatest Broadway composer and lyricist of our time by performing songs from many of his shows, including “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum”, “Company Follies”, “A Little Night Music”, “Anyone Can Whistle” and “Sundays In the Park With George”, and by sharing stories of her time working with him and the great influence he had in her life, both professionally and personally.
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. Donna has starred in and choreographed productions in London’s West End, along with theatrical productions in Tokyo and Paris.
Some of Ms. McKechnie’s Broadway credits include “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”, “The Education of Hyman Kaplan”, “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 Mabel”, “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”.
Donna will be opening and performing her one-woman show, “Take Me To the World -The Songs of Stephen Sondheim” starting in 2022.
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. www.donnamckechnie.com