Listen to “03/08/17 Randy Johnson – Playwright/Director of A Night with Janis Joplin” on Spreaker.

He is the playwright / director of the 2016 Tony Award nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN which has toured the country since inception in 2011 breaking box office records at almost every venue. 

Randy‘s work has also been seen across the country and worldwide  in such venues as The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, Wembley Arena, Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Off Broadway, Regional Theatres across the United States and Canada, Las Vegas and Arena’s worldwide. As a published playwright and director he has created theatrical musical portraits of such icons as Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley. Louis Prima and Keely Smith, and Conway Twitty.

Randy is the original producer of ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE which under his aegis became one of the most produced musicals of all time (American Theatre Magazine). He co-produced the West Coast Premiere of Larry Kramer’s THE NORMAL HEART starring Richard Dreyfuss and Kathy Bates. He has worked with some of our greatest talents of our time including Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Melissa Manchester. Audrey Hepburn, and Katharine Hepburn. Not to mention the remarkable diversity of his direction of The Las Vegas production and world premiere of Mike Tyson’s UNDISPUTED TRUTH and staging of Pope Benedict’s final appearances in New York City. 

His groundbreaking production of ELVIS THE CONCERT that reunited Elvis (via video) and his original musicians has been seen in venues worldwide and on PBS for 16 years. He executive produced the original cast albums of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and ALWAYS PATSY CLINE. His projects have broken box office records, earned a 2014 Tony Award nomination, made the Guinness Book of World Records, and have consistently surpassed expectations. Never one to stay in just one medium of entertainment he continues to explore and create new horizons for himself and his audience.
His latest musical SHOUT , SISTER, SHOUT!   
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Gospel of Rock ,  The Spirit of The Blues .
will premiere summer 2017 at the Pasadena Playhouse.