The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie

By Megan Dekic
16 Nov 2013



Four years later, McKechnie memorably created the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, which opened on Jul. 25, 1975, at the Shubert Theatre. The opening night cast included Kelly Bishop as Sheila, Pamela Blair as Val, Priscilla Lopez as Diana and Robert LuPone as Zach.

The production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical for McKechnie, and was awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It ran for 6,137 performances and was the longest-running show in Broadway history until it was surpassed by Cats in 1997.

Read the A Chorus Line Playbill here.

 Continued...