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Donna McKechnie

She is one singular sensation! That's right, Donna McKechnie who took Broadway by storm with her Tony winning performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line now is back. Who could possibly be the standby to a Tony winning legend other than another Broadway legend? Indeed, Donna is standing by for Chita Rivera in Kander & Ebb's final musical The Visit which has been nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Donna began her career in the Burt Bacharach hit Promises, Promises where she made history by dancing the now famous number “Turkey Lurkey Time”. We are so happy to have Ms. McKechnie back on the Great White Way and even happier that she shared her thoughts On the Couch….

What do you consider to be your best asset?

A tie between my good health… and desire, but probably good health.

What was your proudest moment?

Receiving a Tony for A Chorus Line.

What is your favorite drink?

Starbucks venti ice coffee – sugar-free hazelnut, light ice.

What is your favorite food?

My homemade chicken soup with kale and parsnips.

What is your favorite condiment?


What is your current obsession?

Dog's having tantrums on Youtube.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Late night snacks.

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?

To keep doing what I've been doing for the past 50 years.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?


What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?


What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?

Sleep deprivation.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

To be kind.

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?

Lack of practicality.

What in the world most thrills you?

To sing and dance in a musical.

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Too much emphasis on money and fame.

What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?

When the strap on my shoe broke while I was dancing. I finished the number without it.

What is your favorite place in the world?


What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?

Emotional intelligence.

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?

Cannot choose, sorry!

What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?

To go to sleep before 1AM.

What is your personal motto?

“Charity begins at home” or “Have costume will travel.”