Judy McLane starred as Donna Sheridan for 3 1/2 years and as Tanya for 7 1/2 years, making her the longest running lead in Mamma Mia! with a total of over 4,000 performances in the smash hit musical on Broadway.
Judy received critical acclaim for 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. She has appeared on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman performing duets with the legendary Chita Rivera, Aspects of Love with John Cullum & Chess. She created the role of Lillian in the two-person musical and World Premiere of Los Otros by Michael John LaChuisa at the Everyman Theatre. Her national and international tours include roles as 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. Some other favorite roles include: Diana in Next to Normal (Pioneer Theatre),Margaret in Light in the Piazza (Raleigh Theatre, Broadway World Award) Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theater, 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 many 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 Chatauqua Symphony Orchestras and Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall, among many others. She stars as Donna in the Cult Classic Film, Were the World Mine. Television includes NBC's The Blacklist, Guiding Light and Another World. Judy can be heard on the recordings of Johnny Guitar and Sundance the Musical.