Musical Theatre Dept.
Randy Graff received the coveted Tony and Drama Desk awards for her role in City of Angels, as well as Outer Critics, Drama Desk, and Tony award nominations for her work in A Class Act.
Ms. Graff has the distinction of creating the role of Fantine in the original Broadway production of Les Misérables for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. Also on Broadway, she starred opposite Alfred Molina in Fiddler on the Roof,receiving a Drama League nomination, Laughter on the 23rd Floor with Nathan Lane, Moon Over Buffalo opposite Carol Burnett, and in Falsettos, High Society, and Grease.
Off Broadway, Ms. Graff costarred in Richard Greenberg’s The Babylon Line at Lincoln Center Theater, Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home at the Vineyard Theater (Drama League nomination), Motherhood Out Loud for Primary Stages, Do Re Miwith Nathan Lane for New York City Center’s Encores!, and Damn Yankees with Sean Hayes for Encores! Summer Stars.
Ms. Graff has performed in theaters across the country, including San Diego’s Old Globe, where she portrayed legendary columnist Ann Landers as The Lady With All the Answers (a one-woman show), and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she proudly portrayed Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music in the renowned Sondheim Tribute in 2002. She can be heard on numerous original Broadway cast recordings and her own solo CD, Doing Something Right…Randy Graff Sings Cy Coleman.
In addition to MSM’s Musical Theatre faculty, Ms. Graff is on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a teacher of Musical Theatre Performance. She holds an honorary doctorate from Wagner College in Theatre Arts.