Judy McLane performed over 4000 shows of Mamma Mia! on Broadway. She starred as Donna Sheridan and Tanya, making her the longest running lead in Mamma Mia! history. Most recently, she starred in the Off Broadway production of Romeo and Bernadette receiving an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Judy also received critical acclaim creating the role of Vienna in Johnny Guitar, Off-Broadway, garnering a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance in the Theater.
Other Broadway credits include: Kiss of the Spider Woman performing duets with the legendary Chita Rivera, Aspects of Love with John Cullum, and Chess, the first musical by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. She created the role of Lillian in the two person musical and World Premiere of Los Otros by Michale John LaChuisa at the Everyman Theatre. Her national and international tours include the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, Mrs. Baskin in Big, and Side By Side By Sondheim directed by Rob Marshall. Favorite roles include: Maria Callas in Master Class (Theatre Raleigh), Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Engeman Theatre) Diana in Next to Normal (Syracuse Stage SALT Award),Pioneer Theatre),Margaret in Light in the Piazza (Raleigh Theatre, Broadway World Award) Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination), Eva Peron in Evita, the title character in Victor/Victoria, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Luisa in Nine, Nancy in Oliver!, Florence in Chess, Lily in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paper Mill Playhouse), Fiona in Brigadoon, Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (St. Louis Muny), Mrs. Walker in Tommy, Rebecca in Rags (American Musical Theater of San Jose), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Sacramento Music Circus), and Ann in 1940's Radio Hour (Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Isabella in Wuthering Heights (Olney Playhouse), and Lucy in Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde (Casa Manana). As a worldwide concert and cabaret artist, she has performed as a soloist with countless symphony orchestras including the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow, the National Orchestra of Lyon, France, National Symphony of Canada, National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Naples, Oklahoma City, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis, Southwest Florida,Toronto, and Chuatauqua Symphony Orchestras and Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall, among many others. Film: Donna in the Cult Classic Film,Were the World Mine and Val in Hiding in Daylight (Canne Film Festival, Southampton International Film Festival Leading Actress Nominee)
TV: “Madame Secretary” “Elementary,” “The Blacklist,” Showtime Series “The Loudest Voice” “Guiding Light” and “Another World.” Judy can be heard on the recordings of Johnny Guitar, The Man Who Would Be King and Sundance the Musical. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, Judy s a private voice teacher in NYC, and teaches Master Classes around the world.
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