Randy Johnson Biography

Gender: Male

Randy Johnsonís diverse and distinguished career has broken barriers and beat all the rules. His critically acclaimed work has been seen on Broadway ( Writer and Director of the critically acclaimed and 2014 Tony Award nominated production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at the Lyceum Theatre), Londonís West End, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, Wembley Arena, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Off Broadway, Regional Theatres across the United States and Canada, Las Vegas and Arenaís worldwide. As a published playwright and director he has created theatrical musical portraits of such icons as Janis Joplin, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, and Conway Twitty. Randy is the original producer of ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE which under his aegis became one of the most produced musicals of all time. He co-produced the West Coast Premiere of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART starring Richard Dreyfuss and Kathy Bates. He has worked with some of our greatest talents of our time including Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Melissa Manchester. Audrey Hepburn, and Katharine Hepburn. Not to mention the remarkable diversity of his direction of The Las Vegas production and world premiere of Mike Tysonís UNDISPUTED TRUTH and staging of Pope Benedictís final appearances in New York City. His groundbreaking production of ELVIS THE CONCERT that reunited Elvis (via video) and his original musicians has been seen in venues worldwide and on PBS for 16 years. He executive produced the original cast albums of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and ALWAYS PATSY CLINE. His projects have broken box office records, earned a 2014 Tony Award nomination, made the Guinness Book of World Records, and have consistently surpassed expectations. Never one to stay in just one medium of entertainment he continues to explore and create new horizons for himself and his audience.