Randy Boothe served as director of Light of the World, the 2002 Spectacular presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the new LDS Conference Center. Featuring a cast of 1500 singers, dancers and musicians, Light of the World was presented in 17 performances during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Over 300,000 participated in the audience. In July of 1997 he was the director of the Sesquicentennial Celebration Spectacular, Faith In Every Footstep, featuring a cast of 6,000 performers in BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Randy is currently an Associate Professor in the BYU School of Music and Artistic Director for the world-renowned Young Ambassadors. His international tours over the past 26 years have taken him to over 40 countries. Many of his former students are now on Broadway and performing with National Touring Companies, at Disney World, and on various cruise lines. During the past 26 years as a professor, producer, and director at BYU, Randy has directed Young Ambassadors, the Lamanite Generation, Curtaintime USA, BYU Sounds, Sounds of Freedom, nine Homecoming Spectaculars, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and ten main stage musical theater productions, including the 1999 production of Children of Eden which received rave reviews.
Each summer he is music director for the Jackson Hole Playhouse and directs the Young Ambassadors Singing Entertainer Workshop for high school students. Randy has served as an international consultant and show development team member for the EPCOT Center. He is also an entertainment consultant for the Magic Kingdom in California and Florida, and directed Disney’s All American College Singers, Dancers and Show Band. He produced Christmas and summer shows for Promised Valley Playhouse in downtown Salt Lake City for seven seasons.
As BYU-Hawaii’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2000, Randy graduated summa cum laude and served as valedictorian of his graduating class in June 1975. He served as Student Body President from 1974-75 and as director of Showcase Hawaii from 1972-76. After graduation, Randy directed choral music activities, served as advisor to the BYUHC Student Association, and continued to direct Showcase Hawaii and the Polynesian Dance Ensemble. In December 1979 he completed his Master of Music at BYU in Provo, Utah.
Randy is in demand as an adjudicator for show choir festivals and competitions. He has lectured in Thailand, Morocco, Russia, Hong Kong and in numerous universities and high schools in the United States. Randy has directed and produced recordings, television and video productions. His compositions and arrangements have been published, widely performed and recorded.
In 1989, Randy received the K. Robert Neeley Foundation Award for “giving of himself unselfishly, in seeking universal understanding and fellowship through the performing arts.” With music, dance and theater as the medium, friendship is his message around the world. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children—Ross, Mark and Annalece.
BM, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, 1975
MM, Brigham Young University, 1979