John Rando

Personal Information
John Rando directed Broadway’s Urinetown! (The Musical) at the Henry Miller Theatre, enjoying both critical and commercial success in the short time since its opening. Mr. Rando will be directing the upcoming Broadway musical, Dance of the Vampires, with music by Jim Steinman and starring Michael Crawford, Fall 2002. Other Broadway productions include: A Thousand Clowns, and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, also at the Mark Taper Forum, the Kennedy Center, Coconut Grove Playhouse, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. New York credits include Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band for City Center Encores!; Mere Mortals at the John Houseman; Ancient History, English Made Simple and An Empty Plate in the Cafe Due Grand Bouef at Primary Stages; The Venetian Twins, When Ladies Battle and Twelfth Night at the Pearl Theatre Company; and Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight at the Promenade. West Coast Credits include All in the Timing, The Comedy of Errors, Sylvia and A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Globe. For the Berkshire Theatre Festival he directed 13 Rue Du L’Amour, Mad Forest, An Empty Plate in the Cafe Du Grand Bouef, Visiting Mr. Green and the world premiere of Lives of the Saints by David Ives. Other regional credits include productions at the Cleveland Play House, The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Studio Arena in Buffalo, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Playmakers Rep in North Carolina, Syracuse Stage and the Portland Stage Company. He was a Drama League directing fellow and holds an M.F.A. from UCLA.
Award Production Function
1 WON 2013 Obie Award, Direction All in the Timing Director
2 NOMINATED 2002 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director Urinetown, The Musical Director