Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Randy Skinner


RANDY SKINNER

RandySkinnerLG.jpgOriginal Choreographer of Babes in Arms (2008)

Randy Skinner is an award-winning director and choreographer whose work has encompassed Broadway, regional and Los Angeles productions. His new show Lone Star Love starring Randy Quaid begins previews on Broadway November 1st. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Choreography for the 2001 revival of 42nd Street (as well as nominations for the Outer Critics, Drama Desk and Astaire Awards). Other Broadway credits include co-director and choreographer for the world premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), choreographer for Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony and Outer Critics nomination), and he assisted Gower Champion with the dances for the original 42nd Street. His production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas has premiered across the country.

Mr. Skinner also staged the London, Australia and two U.S. national companies and the recent Amsterdam production of42nd Street. He choreographed and played the leading role of Val in a highly acclaimed production of Babes In Arms directed by the legendary Ginger Rogers. On the West coast, Mr. Skinner choreographed and played Victor in Pal Joey with Dixie Carter, choreographed and played Rudolph in Hello, Dolly! with Nell Carter, and choreographed Strike Up The Band with Tom Bosley.

He conceived, directed and choreographed Swing! The Big Band Hit Parade starring Margaret Whiting. He choreographed the Encores! production of Do Re Mi last season at City Center. Mr. Skinner has received award from the L.A. Drama and Bay Area Critics, LA Drama-Logue and Connecticut Critics.Randy has collaborated with Greg Ganakas on Babes in Arms,George M! andGuys and Dolls.