||Charles Randolph Wright
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
||York, South Carolina, United States
Charles Randolph Wright is an American film, television, and theatre director, television producer, screenwriter, and playwright. Randolph-Wright's earliest Broadway credit was as a member of the original cast of the musical Dreamgirls. He then went on to establish a distinguished career as a director. His recent credits include Daniel Beaty's Through The Night, which opened Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre in the fall of 2010. He also staged a national tour of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess that launched in 2010 in celebration of the opera's 75th anniversary. Notable credits include Arena Stage's Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines, which enjoyed a record breaking run at the historic Lincoln Theatre in 2010. Randolph-Wright also directed two acclaimed productions for Arena Stage of musicals written by Frank Loesser.
His revival of Guys and Dolls, which also starred Mr. Hines, was selected by the Loesser estate to tour in celebration of the musical's 50th anniversary. Randolph-Wright also directed Senor Discretion Himself, the last musical written by Mr. Loesser before his death in 1969, which was based on a story by Budd Schulberg and co-written with Culture Clash. The production earned a 2005 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Regional Musical.