Donna has appeared in Welch's Grape Juice commercials, as well as first L'eggs stocking commercial.
At the age of six, Donna saw the movie The Red Shoes. It was then that she decided she was going to be a ballerina.
Donna started taking dance classes at the age of five. When she was seventeen she moved to New York City, against her parent's wishes.
In January of 2007, Donna is set to appear in London's West End revival of Over Here!
Donna played the title character in the Sweet Charity revival, which was Bob Fosse's last successful musical venture, since he died shortly before it opened.
She met her future husband Michael Bennett while they were dancing togther on the television show Hullabaloo.
In the late 1970s Donna was forced to stop performing because of a serious case of rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors told her that she may never walk again. But thanks to a strict and proper diet as well as intense physical therapy, Donna was able to get back into shape and return to A Chorus Line on Broadway in 1983.
Donna has a one-woman show entitled Inside the Music. She's been performing it since 1997.
Donna was married once very briefly in 1965.
Donna married choreographer Michael Bennett in December of 1976, though they divorced in April of 1977. At the time of their divorce, Donna wasn't aware of Michael's homosexual lifestyle.
In September 2006, Donna released her autobiography titled Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life.
Donna won both a Drama Desk and Tony Award for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line.
The character Maggie in the musical A Chorus Line is partially based on Donna's childhood.
Donna made her Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1961.
Donna McKechnie: Once, I was out of a job and I was really scared because I couldn't pay the rent...I was cleaning the apartment, crying and feeling sorry for myself...The game show "Jeopardy!" was on and I heard my name. I looked up and I was the answer to a question. It was so ironic.
Donna McKechnie: I was terribly shy, but I was always in harmony when I was dancing.