Judy Kuhn: Four-Time Tony Nominee And The Voice Of Disney's Pochahontas
Judy Kuhn is a four-time Tony Award nominee whose work on Broadway includes the 2016 revival of Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award nominations), the Roundabout’s 1993 revival of She Loves Me (Tony Award nomination), Richard Nelson’s Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Chess (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Les Misérables (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Rags (Drama Desk nomination), Alan Menken & Tim Rice's KingDavid, and The Mystery ofEdwin Drood (original cast). Off-Broadway and regional theatre credits include: Fun Home at the Public Theater (Lucille Lortell Award), The Cradle Will Rock (City Center), Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Passion at CSC directed by John Doyle (Drama League Award nomination), the U.S. premiere of Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles), Three Sisters (Intiman Theatre), Eli’s Comin’ (Obie Award), The Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf Theatre Co./Jeff Award nomination), Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), As Thousand's Cheer (Drama Dept.), and TheGlass Menagerie(McCarter Theatre). Most recently, Kuhn appeared in John Doyle’s production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins at CSC, and in 2019, she starred in Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof in London's West End, for which she received her second Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Kuhn sang the title role in Disney's Pocahontas and the sequel Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World. Other film and television appearances include Enchanted, “Elementary” (CBS) “Hope & Faith” (ABC), “Law & Order” (NBC), “All My Children” (ABC), “The Secret Life of Mary Margaret...” (HBO), “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies” (PBS), “The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS), “The Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert” (PBS), and “In Performance At The White House” (PBS).
Joining Kuhn as emcee and music director is St. Louis-native John McDaniel, a Grammy and Emmy Award winning music director, composer, director, arranger, orchestrator, and producer who is also an artistic director at the Tony Award winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Recently, McDaniel participated in a live Playbill concert event in Times Square welcoming back Broadway. McDaniel produced and directed a virtual concert of Sticks & Stones, for which he is also the composer, starring Audra McDonald and Javier Muñoz. He is also a camp director of Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Boot Camp. McDaniel directed Into The Woods&Hair in Concert at the historic Patchogue Theater, Sondheim Originals at 54 Below, and Piano Men at Birdland. His Broadway music credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Orchestrations), Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (Producer and Orchestrator), Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway, and Company – the Original Cast in Concert at Lincoln Center. On Television: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” (two Emmy Awards and eight nominations). McDaniel has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley, and Bette Midler, and has guest conducted at 15 Symphony Orchestras across America. McDaniel received a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.