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Hanna RubinThere are fascinating nuggets in the years after "A Chorus Line," like her memories of learning the lead in "Sweet Charity" from the actress who created the role, Gwen Verdon, or her shock at hearing of Bennett’s death from AIDS in 1987, at the age of 44. But McKechnie will be remembered best as Cassie, the gypsy for whom a part in the chorus means much more than a job. Cassie owes more to McKechnie than most roles owe to their originators.
— The New York Times