KEITH RANDOLPH SMITH
Keith is honored to be back at City Theatre. The first time was with Sunset Baby by Dominique Morriseau, whose new play Paradise Blue will receive its New York premiere at Signature Theatre, where Keith will reprise the role that he originated at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Keith just closed a run of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at Miami New Drama, where he played the role of the Stage Manager in a multi-cultural celebration of Miami’s Creole and Spanish communities with dialogue spoken in both Creole and Spanish.
He was also in August Wilson’s Jitney, that won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play this past season in addition to being awarded a Special Citation by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, for the work of Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the ensemble.
Before that, Keith was in the cast of American Psycho on Broadway, and his other Broadway credits include Fences (starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis); Come Back Little Sheba (starring S. Epatha Merkeson); King Hedley II (starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Viola Davis); Salome (starring Al Pacino); and The Piano Lesson (starring Charles Dutton).
Keith has worked Off-Broadway on plays by Leslie Lee; Lynn Nottage; Cheryl L. West; Thomas Bradshaw; Bertolt Brecht; August Wilson; Shakespeare; and the rarely performed Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe.
He has enjoyed working across the country in some of the finest theaters such as: Alliance Theatre; Goodman Theatre; Old Globe; Long Wharf; Hartford Stage; Yale Rep; Actor’s Theatre of Louisville; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Seattle Rep; Cleveland Play House; Huntington Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Chautauqua Theatre Company; and many others.
Keith is a core company member of Quick Silver Theatre Co. in NYC and a company member of The Actor’s Center in NYC. He is the recipient of a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship in Acting. Keith is a graduate of the conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.