John deHaas, a friend of Broadway producer Randall Wreghitt, sent me this photo of the lights dimmed last night at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre in Randall’s memory.
A former Disney marketing guy and an actor in Central Florida’s theater community, Randall died Wednesday from complications of carbon-monoxide poisoning (apparently the result of a faulty heater in his apartment).
Randall has many other friends in Orlando theater, and we will miss him.
I’m sorry to report that former Orlandoan Randall Wreghitt, for many years a Broadway and off-Broadway producer, has died of carbon-monoxide poisoning.
Some of you probably knew Randall when he lived in Orlando in the 1980s and was Randy Wreghitt. He worked in marketing at Disney, was on the board of the Civic Theatre and acted in community theater around town. I remember seeing him in Godspell at the IceHouse Theatre in Mount Dora and as Melvin P. Thorpe in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at the Civic, among other shows.
Randall moved to New York to work with the Big Apple Circus and then became a producer, eventually producing such shows as The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Metamorphoses and Grey Gardens. In 2001 he won a Tony Award as a producer of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which won for best revival of a play.
Here’s a short piece about his death. All my best to his family and friends here and elsewhere.