Judy McLane


Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Vienna in Johnny Guitar)
Drama League Honor for Outstanding Performance (Vienna in Johnny Guitar)
Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical (Phyllis in Follies at Signature Theater)

Broadway & National Tours

Judy performed over 4000 performances on Broadway in Mamma Mia!.
She 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! history.
Other Broadway credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love, and Chess.
Her national and international tours include, the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat co-starring with Donny Osmond, Mrs. Baskin in Big, and Side By Side By Sondheim, directed by Rob Marshall.


Were the World Mine, a film using Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as inspiration, follows a high school boy's discovery which leads to his uptight hometown becoming more open-minded. Judy plays the role of Donna, his single, struggling mother. Directed by Tom Gustafson, written by Tom Gustafson and Cory Krueckeberg.


Created the role of Vienna in the musical Johnny Guitar.


Diana in Next to Normal (Pioneer Theater), Phyllis in Follies (Signature Theater), Eva Peron in Evita (Paper Mill Playhouse, St. Louis Muny, Pittsburgh CLO), the title character in Victor/Victoria, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Luisa in Nine, Nancy in Oliver!, Lily in Dr. Jeklyll and Mr. Hyde, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (Paper Mill Playhouse), Florence in Chess (Theater Under the Stars, Sacramento Music Circus, Paper Mill Playhouse), And The World Goes Round (Cape Playhouse), Kate in Kiss Me Kate (Westchester Broadway Theater), Grizabella in Cats, Fiona in Brigadoon, Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (St. Louis Muny), Rebecca in Rags, Mrs. Walker in Tommy (American Musical Theater of San Jose), 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).


Judy has performed a wide repertoire of music with many symphony orchestras around the world. Some of them include the Bolshoi Orchestra in Moscow, the National Orchestra of Lyon, France, the 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 Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras. She also performed Chess in Concert at Carnegie Hall.


NBC's The Blacklist. Darla on Another World. Guiding Light.


Her cabaret shows include "Endangered Species", "How Did I End Up Here" and "Applause, Applause" performed with Mark Nadler.


Judy is originally from Olyphant, Pa. She has a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College. Has studied acting with Lloyd Richards (Yale Drama School), Caymichael Patten, Joanna Merlin and studies voice with Bill Shuman. She helps to raise money for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Angel's of Music, Broadway Barks, as well as donating her time to help several animal shelters. She is Mom to her three cats, Smudge, Bruno and Petunia.

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