Versatile and talented, Randall MacDonald enjoys working in all creative forms – stage, film, television, radio, singing, writing, decorating and event planning. His older brother told his parents when he was only four years old to “get that kid on the stage!” The rest is history.
Randall’s school years were busy performing and singing. After high school he focused on a business degree at the University of Alberta, but after graduating, the call to the stage returned. Favourite stage roles include Harold Corringe in Black Comedy, Manolo Costazuela in The Odd Couple, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, The Tinman in The Wiz, Marcel in Breeder, Benjamin Guggenheim in Titanic the Musical, as well as, various parts in musical reviews. Several newspaper reviews declared: “It was worth seeing the show for MacDonald’s performance.” He continues to maintain an active stage life constantly adding new roles to his resume.
Randall’s artistic expression merges well with his love of entertaining. Many of his elaborate functions and events offering distinctive experiences, have received rave reviews by attendees and the press. His innate talent for producing extraordinary events are featured in his own TV spots on entertaining on several stations in both Vancouver and Edmonton. He also puts his talents to use in planning events for others and it has been said “You’d have to be insane not to hire Randall to help plan your next event.”
In 1996 Randall started an interior design company, working on office buildings, show homes, condominium common areas and private homes. He continues to enjoy the challenge of special and exclusive projects. His home and imaginative flair for design have been featured in several publications.
From 2004-2009 Randall performed with the Edmonton Opera appearing in many productions including South Pacific, Lakeme and La Boheme. He had the great privilege to receive a featured role in the world stage premiere of “Filumenia”, the story of the last woman to be executed in Alberta. The production was also filmed and broadcast nationally.
Also in 2004, he started working as a jazz headliner in the main rooms in Edmonton. A veteran of musical theatre, Randall honed his musical talents on stage. His theatrical experiences have influenced his vocal style, giving a new twist to some old favourites. Singing theatre and jazz standards, Randall’s style is reminiscent of a bygone era and he has been characterized as a young Tony Bennett. He has recorded many tunes over the course of his career and hopes to put together a CD of some of his favourite songs.
About this time as well, Randall began receiving roles for film and television. He was soon seen in TV commercials, training films and made for TV movies including Christmas Blessings. Randall appeared as the flamboyant Mr. Dawidziak in the National TV series Mixed Blessings to which he received great reviews. He also has a re-occurring role in the award nominated Tiny Plastic Men series and plays the Mayor in the national series Delmar & Martar. Also in the works is his own Lifestyle show with the working title VIPness in which viewers can join Randall on his many adventures.
Randall also writes articles for publications about living a lavish lifestyle recapping some of his incredible five-star adventures around the world such as attending 18th Century Masked balls at the world famous Carnevale in Venice, and throwing decadent parties. Likewise, he is a contributor to the Edmonton Journal and Vitamin Daily. He has also launched a Podcast with his talented friend, Dawn Chubai, called Babble over Bubbles where they discuss everything and anything over the blessed sparkly. In addition, he appeared on an Edmonton radio station as Randall, International Man of Mystery for 5 years and as CKNW's Resident Fabulista in Vancouver for 6 years, presenting his unique spin on current topics and culture.
Randall and his partner successfully ran their retail business, Call the Kettle Black, for 20 years including 5 stores in Edmonton and Vancouver. They were very honoured to have the store sign from their first location inducted into the Neon Sign Museum when they closed the business.
The world is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. In Randall’s world, there is never a dull moment and that’s the way he likes it!