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Randy Graff

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Randy Lynn Graff
Graff (center) in 2004
Born (1955-05-23) May 23, 1955 (age 69)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actress, singer

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


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 teaches at the Manhattan School of Music.[4]


  • 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
  • Rent (2005) - Mrs. Cohen
  • Learning to Drive (2014) – Attorney




  1. ^ "Randy Graff Biography (1955-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  2. ^ [1] [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Game Changer! Tony Winner Randy Graff Looks Back on Being Broadway's First Fantine". Broadwaybox.com.
  4. ^ Gans, Andrew (April 23, 2020). "Checking in With… Tony Winner Randy Graff, Star of Les Misérables, City of Angels, More". Playbill.com. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. ^ [2] [dead link]
  6. ^ Rich, Frank."Theater: 'My Name Is Alice,' At American Place", The New York Times, February 27, 1984
  7. ^ Gans, Andrew."Sixth Sondheim Starts: A Little Night Music Begins Perfs. in D.C. Aug. 2", Playbill.com, August 2, 2002.
  8. ^ Gans, Andrew."L.A. Elegies — with Randy Graff, Liz Callaway and Malcolm Gets — Offered Sept. 11", Playbill.com, September 11, 2006
  9. ^ Gans, Andrew."Well, Hello, Randy: Tony Winner Graff Begins Dolly! Run at the Muny July 9", Playbill.com, July 9, 2007
  10. ^ Gans, Andrew.Graff, Ashmanskas, Brescia, Osnes, von Essen Explore Broadway: Three Generations Oct. 2-5", Playbill.com, October 2, 2008
  11. ^ [3] [dead link]
  12. ^ Hetrick, Adam.Graff and Kellerman Added to Motherhood Out Loud at Bay Street", Playbill.com, July 27, 2009

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