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2014
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Da'Vine Joy Randolph — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Show:
Ghost

Role:
Oda Mae Brown, a low-rent psychic who has been faking her abilities until she hears the voice of the recently murdered Sam Wheat, who then enlists her help to communicate with his girlfriend, Molly, who is in danger.

Bio Brief:
After graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 2011, Randolph briefly joined the London cast of Ghost, in preparation for her Broadway debut. Her other stage credits include Servant of Two Masters at Yale Repertory Theater and Hair at Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia.

Other Honors for this Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance Award

Tony History:
This is Randolph’s first Tony nomination.

Fun Fact:
When Randolph’s agent called about Ghost, he asked if she had a passport before revealing she’d landed the role and would be going to London. Randolph thought she’d aced a different audition: playing a chocolate fairy in an international commercial for Nestle, shooting in Uzbekistan.

Quotable Quote:
“To play this role is delicious. To have a director like Matthew Warchus, you can do anything. As a matter of fact, quote me on this: I will do a cartwheel in one show.”  —Randolph in an interview with Broadway.com, 1/12

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