Gender
Male
Born
Feb 26, 1920
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Died
May 17, 2004
New York, New York, USA
Performer Director Producer
Also Known As
Anthony Randall
Leonard Rosenberg [Birthname]
Relations
Husband of
Heather Randall (1995 - 2004) his death; 2 children
Husband of
Florence Gibbs Randall (1938-1992) her death
Comments
Biography: Tony Randall was born Aryeh (Arthur) Leonard Rosenberg on February 26, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Julia and Mogscha Rosenberg. He studied at Northwestern University for one year and then studied under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He was an announcer at radio station WTAG in Worcester, Massachusetts. He founded the National Actors Theatre in 1991. He married Florence Gibbs and then married Heather Harlan, with whom he had his children Julia and Jefferson.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Robin and the 7 Hoods," "The King of Comedy," "Gremlins 2: The New Batch," "Down with Love," "Let's Make Love," "Pillow Talk," "Scavenger Hunt," "Fatal Instinct," "Lover Come Back," and "Send Me No Flowers." Television credits include: "Saturday Night Live," "Happy Days," "The Daily Show," "The Magic School Bus," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Odd Couple" in 1975.

Trivia:
His autobiography, Which Reminds Me, was published in 1989.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on May 18, 2004.
Judgment at Nuremberg (Mar 26, 2001 - May 13, 2001)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayDramaOriginal
Night Must Fall (Mar 08, 1999 - Jun 27, 1999)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayMysteryRevival
The Sunshine Boys (Dec 08, 1997 - Jun 28, 1998)
  • Starring: Tony Randall [Al Lewis]
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayComedyRevival
The Gin Game (Apr 20, 1997 - Aug 31, 1997)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayRevival
Inherit the Wind (Apr 04, 1996 - May 12, 1996)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
  • Standby: Tony Randall [E. K. Hornbeck, Henry Drummond]
PlayDramaRevival
The School for Scandal (Nov 19, 1995 - Dec 17, 1995)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
  • Performer: Tony Randall [Sir Peter Teazle]
PlayComedyRevival
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Apr 10, 1995 - Apr 30, 1995)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
MusicalComedyRevival
The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayDramaRevival
The Government Inspector (Jan 06, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
  • Performer: Tony Randall [Ivan Khlestakov]
PlayComedyRevival
Timon of Athens (Nov 04, 1993 - Dec 05, 1993)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayTragedyOriginal
Three Men on a Horse (Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor)
  • Performer: Tony Randall [Erwin Trowbridge]
PlayComedyRevival
Saint Joan (Jan 31, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director)
PlayDramaRevival
The Seagull (Nov 29, 1992 - Jan 10, 1993)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor)
PlayDrama ComedyRevival
The Master Builder (Mar 19, 1992 - Apr 26, 1992)
  • Directed by Tony Randall
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director)
PlayDramaRevival
A Little Hotel on the Side (Jan 26, 1992 - Mar 01, 1992)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director)
  • Performer: Tony Randall [Benoit Pinglet]
PlayOriginal
The Crucible (Dec 10, 1991 - Jan 05, 1992)
  • Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director)
PlayDramaRevival
M. Butterfly (Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990)
  • Starring: Tony Randall
    • Rene Gallimard - Replacement (Aug 21, 1989 - ?)
PlayDramaOriginal
UTBU (Jan 04, 1966 - Jan 08, 1966)
  • Performer: Tony Randall [J. Francis Amber]
PlayComedyOriginal
Oh Captain! (Feb 04, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958)
  • Starring: Tony Randall [Captain Henry St. James]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Inherit the Wind (Apr 21, 1955 - Jun 22, 1957)
  • Also Starring: Tony Randall
    • E. K. Hornbeck - (Apr 21, 1955 - Oct 20, 1956)
PlayDramaOriginal
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (Dec 17, 1953 - Nov 13, 1954)
  • Performer: Tony Randall
    • Arthur Turner - Replacement
PlayComedyOriginal
Caesar and Cleopatra (Dec 21, 1949 - Apr 29, 1950)
  • Performer: Anthony Randall [Major Domo]
PlayComedyRevival
Antony and Cleopatra (Nov 26, 1947 - Mar 13, 1948)
  • Performer: Anthony Randall [Scarus Dercetas]
PlayTragedyRevival
The Gin Game (Oct 27, 1998 - May 16, 1999)
  • Originally produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
PlayRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Revival of a Play

1997 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
 

Best Revival of a Play

1996 | Nominee  | Inherit the Wind
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
 

Best Revival of a Play

1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
 

Best Revival

1993 | Nominee  | Saint Joan
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director)
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1958 | Nominee  | Oh Captain!
Starring: Tony Randall

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

1997 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director; Fred Walker, Managing Director)
 

Outstanding Play Revival

1994 | Nominee  | Timon of Athens
Produced by National Actors Theatre (Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Advisor; Michael Langham, Artistic Advisor; Fred Walker, Managing Director)

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