Donna McKechnie, one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing stars, joined Broadway Theatre Project’s 2013 season once again this year as a guest artist. During her time at the Project, McKechnie answered questions about her career and gave advice to the rising performers. In her Master Classes, each apprentice performed a song and McKechnie guided them with advice to help them develop a deeper emotional connection to their performance material.
Donna’s Broadway credits include: “A Chorus Line” (Tony Award), “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”, “On The Town”, “Promises, Promises”, “Company”, and “State Fair” (Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer). Donna’s television Credits include: “Dark Shadows”, “Fame”, “Cheers” and “Family Ties”. Film Credits: “The Little Prince”, “Every Little Step”, and “36 Saints” (in production)
Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, is the renowned musical theatre intensive that provides its apprentices with critical training in the disciplines of acting, dancing and singing, taught by a faculty of accomplished educators and performers. As part of its mission, the program strives to engender apprentices with the personal skills necessary to work and survive in the professional world of performing arts. 2013 Artistic Directors are Debra McWaters and Darren Gibson.
Broadway Theatre Project’s 23rd season is currently taking place July 7- 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Donna joins the ranks of Gregory Hines, Austin Pendleton, Julie Andrews, Joel Grey, and Patti Lupone, among many others as a guest faculty member at the Project.
The Broadway Theatre Project’s festival performances take place at 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m on July 27th at the University of South Florida. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or http://bit.ly/12XgZRu.