Randy Graff

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Randy Lynn Graff
Randy Graff.jpg
Graff (center) on opening night of Fiddler on the Roof, 2004
Born (1955-05-23) May 23, 1955 (age 65)
OccupationActress
Websitewww.randygraff.com

Randy Lynn Graff (born May 23, 1955) is an American actress.

Career[edit]

Graff was born in Brooklyn, New York City and is a graduate of Wagner College. She is a cousin of actors Todd Graff[1] and Ilene Graff.

Graff has been in feature films such as Keys to Tulsa and Rent as well as being in television shows such as NBC's Law & Order a number of times. In addition to film and television, Graff has been in several Broadway shows.

She originated the role of Fantine in the musical Les Misérables when the production opened on Broadway in 1987, which included "I Dreamed a Dream", also on the soundtrack released in 1990.[2]

According to Graff, she was the first person to sing "I Dreamed a Dream" in the United States of America.[3] She has also appeared in Broadway revivals of the musicals Damn Yankees and Fiddler on the Roof.

Graff currently teaches at Manhattan School of Music.[4]

Filmography[edit]

  • Working It Out: Pilot (1990) TV Episode – Andy #1
  • Law & Order
    • Sonata for Solo Organ (1991) TV Episode – Dr. Martha Kershan
    • Attorney Client (2002) TV Episode – Hillary Morton
    • Publish and Perish (2005) TV Episode – Helen DeVries
  • Drexell's Class (1991) TV Series – Principal Francine E. Itkin
  • Mad About You: Bedfellows (1993) TV Episode – Sharon, Paul's older sister
  • Bless This House: Pilot (1995) TV Episode – Marion
  • Keys to Tulsa (1997) – Louise Brinkman
  • Ed: The Stars Align (2001) TV Episode – Attorney
  • Learning to Drive Attorney

Theatre[edit]

Broadway
Off-Broadway
Regional

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] filmreference.com
  2. ^ [2] Decca Broadway – Les Misérables (Highlights – Original Cast Recording) accessed January 5, 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.broadwaybox.com/daily-scoop/the-game-changer-tony-winner-randy-graff-looks-back-on-being-broadways-first-fantine/
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew (April 23, 2020). "Checking in With… Tony Winner Randy Graff, Star of Les Misérables, City of Angels, More". Playbill. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. ^ A...My Name is Alice listing, 1983 lortel.org, accessed December 22, 2011
  6. ^ Rich, Frank."Theater: 'My Name Is Alice,' At American Place",The New York Times, February 27, 1984
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam.Graff and Kellerman Added to Motherhood Out Loud at Bay Street" playbill.com, July 27, 2009
  8. ^ Benjamin, Joel. [3], theatrescene.net, July 15, 2008
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew.Graff, Ashmanskas, Brescia, Osnes, von Essen Explore Broadway: Three Generations Oct. 2-5", playbill.com, October 2, 2008
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew."Well, Hello, Randy: Tony Winner Graff Begins Dolly! Run at the Muny July 9", playbill.com, July 9, 2007
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew."L.A. Elegies — with Randy Graff, Liz Callaway and Malcolm Gets — Offered Sept. 11", playbill.com, September 11, 2006
  12. ^ Gans, Andrew."Sixth Sondheim Starts: A Little Night Music Begins Perfs. in D.C. Aug. 2" playbill.com, August 2, 2002.

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