Texas born, Randy Andre’ Davis was raised in Germany and Portland, Oregon. It was in Portland that Randy began his dancing ‘career’ and is a heralded alumnus of Jefferson Dancers, where he both performed and studied technique from world renowned instructors in jazz, tap, modern and ballet. Through his wide-array of training and performance playbills Randy has evolved into a very fluid instructor, choreographer, mentor and performing artist.
Only tepid and demure when the part calls for it this charismatic, heart-felt performer combines athleticism and artististry as he invites audiences Randy has been seen in numerous Broadway shows and National tours throughout his career. His palette of performances includes the Broadway Revival of “Guys & Dolls” with Peter Gallagher, Faith Prince and Nathan Lane with a featured role in the Crapshooter Ballet. In “Cats,” Randy embodied the challenging and beloved role of Mistoffelles; and enthralled audiences on stage and film as Noodler the Pirate in Cathy Rigby’s “Peter Pan”. Essential as a Dance Captain, Randy assisted in the original Broadway production of “All Shook Up,” featuring the music of Elvis. Randy was one of the select actors that appeared at the famed Apollo for the theatre history making opening of George C. Wolfe’s “Harlem Song”.
In addition to his skills as a dancer, singer and actor, Randy has a full-bodied portfolio of choreographed work. He assisted in the restaging of the National Tour of “All Shook Up” and became the Children’s Director and Stager for the National Tour of “Whistle Down the Wind.” In Japan, Randy choreographed the “Japanese Musical Review” for several of Tokyo’s theaters. Across the country, Randy’s choreography has been in demand by numerous upscale dance studios for the restaging of “Guys & Dolls,” “All Shook Up,” and numerous other musicals.
Randy’s clean, crisp tap dance style has resonance with audiences around the globe. He has performed for the White House on two occasions. On his first visit to the White House, Randy performed a tap solo at the request of the White House after having seen Randy’s performance in “Hot Mikado.” On a second visit, Randy and the cast of “The Harlem Song” performed to honor of the history of the show’s content and represent the Apollo Theatre as well.
His diverse stage work also includes directing such musicals as ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’ and ‘All Nite Strut,’ as well as developing a new Musical Review, ‘A Stompin in Harlem,’ with fellow performer Michelle Robinson. In addition, Randy continues to work in the community, mentoring and instructing elementary & high school student productions.
Known for his straight-forward, Broadway-standard, instruction; his style and charisma as a performer transfers seamlessly to his well-thought-out, teaching methodology that supports his, ‘you WILL be able to do this,’ attitude, which focuses on preparing students for a career in the performing arts as he encourages future performer’s to reach their goals, with the same guidance and support was given.