OSU Alum Randy Skinner returns to Ohio State to teach a jazz dance class for dance and theatre students on Friday November 13th. He is an award-winning director, choreographer, and performer whose work has enocmpassed Broadway, off-Broadway, regional, international and Los Angeles productions. Skinner has most recently staged the revival of Dames at Sea on Broadway.
Ohio State's Theatre Institute is fortunate to house his collection of materials from his career as a Broadway director and choreographer. Previous shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Fred Astaire nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), Ain't Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Do Re Mi, Lone Star Love, Hello Dolly! (with Nell Carter), Pal Joey (with Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch), Strike up the Band (with Tom Bosley), On the Fifth (The Takarazuka Company, Japan), Puttin' on the Ritz (The Kennedy Center), 2001 Tony Award telecast (opening production number) among others. Randy Skinner also staged 42nd Street in London, Australia, two US national national companies and Amsterdam, Netherlands. He choreographed and played the leading role of Val in a highly acclaimed production of Babes in Arms directed by the legendary Ginger Rogers. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Dramatologue, Bay Area Critics, Connecticut Critics, Drama Educators of America Artistic Achievement Award and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards.