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John Rando

 
Bio:
Broadway theatre credits include: Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Belasco Theatre); On The Town (Lyric Theatre - Tony Nomination); Penn & Teller on Broadway (Marquis Theatre); A Christmas Story (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre); The Wedding Singer; Urinetown (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards); A ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway theatre credits include: Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Belasco Theatre); On The Town (Lyric Theatre - Tony Nomination); Penn & Teller on Broadway (Marquis Theatre); A Christmas Story (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre); The Wedding Singer; Urinetown (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards); A ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 2002
Host

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[New York, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013] Cancelled
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[New York, 2004]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Assistant Director

Photos

John Rando and Family Photo

John Rando and Family

From: 
Date:
04/28/2022
John Rando, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Crystal and Amanda Green Photo

John Rando, Jason Robert Brown, Billy Crystal and Amanda Green

From: 
Date:
04/28/2022
Paul Tazewell, Randy Graff, Babaloo Mandel, Billy Crystal, Scott Pask, John Rando and Photo

Paul Tazewell, Randy Graff, Babaloo Mandel, Billy Crystal, Scott Pask, John Rando and David Paymer

From: 
Date:
04/28/2022
John Rando, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Glen Ballard and Colin Ingram  Photo

John Rando, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Glen Ballard and Colin Ingram

From: 
Date:
09/14/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 2002
Host

Productions

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Director

[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Regional (US), 2018]
Director

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[New York, 2015]
Director

[Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Broadway, 2013] Cancelled
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[US Tour, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Director

[New York, 2004]
Director

[Regional (US), 2004]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[US Tour, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Director

[Broadway, 1994]
Assistant Director

John Rando Biography

Broadway theatre credits include: Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Belasco Theatre); On The Town (Lyric Theatre - Tony Nomination); Penn & Teller on Broadway (Marquis Theatre); A Christmas Story (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre); The Wedding Singer; Urinetown (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Awards); A Thousand Clowns and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party.

Off-Broadway theatre credits include: Jerry Springer – The Opera (New Group); Lives of the Saints (Primary Stages); The Heir Apparent (SDCF Calloway Award – Classic Stage Company); All in the Timing (Primary Stages – Obie Award); Carousel (New York Philharmonic) and The Toxic Avenger, among many others.

Regional theatre credits include: Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed); The Sting and The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse); The Royal Family of Broadway, On The Town and Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), among many others.

City Center Encores! include: High Button Shoes, The New Yorkers, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s Superman, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Face The Music, Damn Yankees, and others.

International theatre credits include: Jay Chou’s The Secret and The Jonathan Lee Musical (Beijing, China and Asian tours).

John Rando Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Direction of a Musical
John Rando, On the Town
 
Obie Awards - 2013 - Direction Gold Star
John Rando, All in the Timing
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
John Rando, Urinetown
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
John Rando, Urinetown The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
John Rando, Urinetown

John Rando News

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'There's A Chance' from MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; Cast Record Photo VIDEO: Shoshana Bean Performs 'There's A Chance' from MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; Cast Recording Available Today!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Mr. Saturday Night, starring Billy Crystal, is now available on streaming and digital platforms worldwide. In honor of the album release, a new music video featuring Tony Award nominee Shoshana Bean's performance of “There's a Chance” was also released today.

VIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination Photo VIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

Nick Arnstein might get all of Fanny's love, but this Broadway season, the Tony Awards are all about Eddie Ryan. Jared Grimes makes his Broadway musical debut in the hit revival of Funny Girl- a performance for which he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

BACK TO THE FUTURE Booking Extends to February 2023 Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Booking Extends to February 2023
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Due to overwhelming demand, BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical’s performances at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End will extend to 12 February 2023. Tickets on sale now. The critically acclaimed Olivier, WhatsOnStage and Broadway World Award-winning Best New Musical had its opening night in London on Monday 13 September 2021.  

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within  Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Performances Cancelled for Today, May 28th Due to Covid-19 Within the Cast
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

The Broadway production of Mr. Saturday Night has cancelled performances for today, May 28th, 2022, as Billy Crystal has tested positive for Covid-19. In an Instagram post announcement, the show's team writes, 'Today’s performances at 2PM and 8PM are canceled. Billy Crystal tested positive for Covid-19 prior to today’s performance of Mr. Saturday Night, despite strict adherence to health and safety protocols. A second test has confirmed this diagnosis.' 

Shoshana Bean Out of MR. SATURDAY NIGHT for the Remainder of The Week Due to Covid Photo Shoshana Bean Out of MR. SATURDAY NIGHT for the Remainder of The Week Due to Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Shoshana Bean revealed in an Instagram story that she will be out of Mr. Saturday Night for the remainder of the week due to Covid. 

BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards Photo BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards
by James Blinken - May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Photo Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

Today we're studying up on Jared Grimes, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for FUNNY GIRL.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen H Photo MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen Here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals has announced that Mr. Saturday Night (Original Broadway Cast Recording), starring Billy Crystal, will be released on June 10 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

John Rando Videos

VIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination VideoVIDEO: How FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes Tapped His Way to a Tony Nomination
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022

Nick Arnstein might get all of Fanny's love, but this Broadway season, the Tony Awards are all about Eddie Ryan. Jared Grimes makes his Broadway musical debut in the hit revival of Funny Girl- a performance for which he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: FUNNY GIRL's Jared Grimes
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

Today we're studying up on Jared Grimes, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for FUNNY GIRL.

MR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen H VideoMR. SATURDAY NIGHT to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording - Get a First Listen Here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals has announced that Mr. Saturday Night (Original Broadway Cast Recording), starring Billy Crystal, will be released on June 10 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Billy Crystal and More in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opened last night, Wednesday, April 27th and BroadwayWorld has your first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Explains Why He Never Gave Up on His MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Characte VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Explains Why He Never Gave Up on His MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Character
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

In a segment on CBS Sunday Morning that aired this weekend, Billy Crystal talked about his latest Broadway role in Mr. Saturday Night. Watch as correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with Crystal to discuss his career and the new show.

VIDEO: Watch Billy Crystal Give Curtain Speech at Final Dress Rehearsal for MR. SATUR VideoVIDEO: Watch Billy Crystal Give Curtain Speech at Final Dress Rehearsal for MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT, starring stage and screen legend Billy Crystal, begins previews on Broadway on tonight, March 29th and will officially open on Wednesday, April 27th. 'It's been this unbelievable journey... and just to think that I have to do this seven times a week! What the hell was I thinking?!' joked Crystal in a speech given at the show's final dress rehearsal. Watch the full video below!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on the TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on the TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Mar 18, 2022

Billy Crystal sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last night to discuss his return to Broadway in the new musical adaption of Mr. Saturday Night. Crystal also discussed turning down a role in The Producers, acting in his college production of Finian's Rainbow, and more. Watch the new interview now!

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Critics Choice Awards VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Critics Choice Awards
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

Ahead of his Broadway return in Mr. Saturday Night, Billy Crystal accepted the Lfetime Achievement Award at last night's Critics Choice Awards. Mr. Crystal returns to the role of Buddy Young Jr., which he portrayed in the original 1992 Columbia Pictures film of the same name, now starring alongside Shoshana Beane, Randy Graff, and more.

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL VideoVIDEO: Billy Crystal Talks Returning to Broadway in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on KIMMEL
by Michael Major - Dec 1, 2021

Billy Crystal sat down with Jimmy Kimmel last night to discuss returning to Broadway in a musical adaptino of his film, Mr. Saturday Night. He touched on Mel Brooks offering him a role in The Producers on Broadway, the best part of doing a Broadway show, and more. Watch the new interview now!


John Rando Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has John Rando been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for On the Town , Direction (Obie Awards) for All in the Timing , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Urinetown Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musical and Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown .

What awards has John Rando won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for All in the Timing, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Urinetown Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Urinetown The Musicaland Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown.