Harry Randall

Harry Randall (born Thomas William Randall) (22 March 1857 – 18 May 1932) was an English comic actor in music halls and pantomime.

After performing as an amateur from age 11, he made his first professional music hall appearance in 1883, quickly gaining notice. By the 1890s, he was a popular pantomime dame. With Dan Leno, Herbert Campbell and Fred Williams, he formed a theatre management company, operating and building several theatres, including the Grand Theatre, Clapham. The enterprise failed after a few years.

In 1903 Randall appeared for the first time at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with Leno and Campbell. After their deaths in 1904, he continued in the dame roles for several more years at Drury Lane and also performed in music halls. He retired in 1913.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 22nd, 1857, Died May 18th, 1932

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 3083 7-in. ca. 1904-Oct. 1905 Ghost of Benjamin Binns Male vocalist (unidentified; Columbia Records) Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Randall, Harry," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115135.

Randall, Harry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115135.

"Randall, Harry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115135

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