Besides playing in venues throughout North America, John currently plays Saturday evenings at The Other Side piano bar in Los Angeles.
LA Weekly recently singled him out in their Best of LA 2011 as their favorite pianist and singer: "The Broadway-tastic" John Randall!".
He also plays parties in the homes of Hollywood celebrities and industry people, as well as star studded events and galas in New York and LA.
His vast repertoire includes music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, as well as contemporary artists such as Burt Bacharach, Henri Mancini, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Billy Joel and Elton John.
In New York he also played in several Broadway show orchestras, and has been an accompanist to several Broadway artists, AND American Idol finalists on the concert stage.
John can be hired as a solo pianist, pianist and vocalist, or as a solo vocalist. He can also provide additional musicians and singers for special events.
Review: "I was at "The Other Side" for the first time last night. I wanted to reach out and tell you how much I enjoyed your work – you have a great gift for entertaining. You have a beautiful voice, but perhaps even more importantly, you seemed so relaxed as you played and sang.Thank you for the great entertainment!"
John is personable and will bring class, warmth and sophistication to your event.
In concert John has been pianist and musical director for American Idol finalists that have included Melinda Doolittle, Carly Smithson, Kimberly Locke and Justin Guarini to name a few. Some of his performances with them also included playing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
John has also served as a pianist and/or musical director for Michelle Lee, Patrick Cassidy, Rachel York, Bernadette Peters, Danny Gurwin, Liz Callaway, Sean McDermott, Kevin Spritas and Linda Purl.
In New York, Broadway show credits include playing in the orchestras for "Beauty and the Beast" and "Annie"(revival/Nell Carter).
Off-Broadway as an actor, singer and pianist he understudied and performed the leading role of Gideon in the musical "The Last Session" at the 47th St. Theatre.
Also Off-Broadway and on tour he has been pianist and musical director for "Forbidden Broadway".
National Tour credits as a conductor include Barry Manilows' "Copacabana" (Gavin Macleod) and "Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat" (PatrickCassidy/Deborah Gibson).
Other National Tours as a keyboardist and vocalist include "Jersey Boys" "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Ted Neely/Carl Anderson) "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" (Ann-Marget) and "Mamma Mia".
Regional theatre credits include "The First Wives Club" (Karen Ziemba) Globe Theatre, San Diego, "Mask" Pasadena Playhouse, "They're Playing Our Song" (Vicki Lewis) El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, "A Marvelous Party-Noel Coward", Laguna Playhouse, "The Honky Tonk Angels" Alabama Shakespeare Festival, "Menopause the Musical" and "Always…Patsy Cline" (Sally Struthers) Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles where he was nominated for an LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Direction.
He has also appeared on television as a pianist in episodes of "NCIS" and "House MD", and the feature film "Yours, Mine and Ours".
Born in Toronto, Canada, he studied through the Royal Conservatory of Music, Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta and holds a Bachelor Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music, Boston.