With over 4 decades of formidable academic and performance passion, audiences experience an astonishingly nuanced, humorous, witty, REAL Winston Churchill with gravitas and grit as Randy Otto shatters the imaginary 4th wall, transporting your audience from tears to laughter and back again.
Jonathan Sandys Great-Grandson of Sir Winston Churchill
“I have heard many people attempt to play the role of my great-grandfather, but without hesitation, Randy Otto takes the role to a whole new level. Randy does not attempt to be Winston Churchill, Randy Otto IS Winston Churchill.”
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ABOUT RANDY OTTO
The recitation’s genesis was a simple encouragement from Otto’s University British History Professor, Dr. Maxwell Schoenfeld in 1973. Schoenfeld encouraged Otto not only to study Churchill’s life academically, but to emulate the great man on stage. An alumnus of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and numerous theatrical roles, over the past 43 years Churchill scholar, motivational speaker and performance artist Randy Otto – B.A. Theatre/University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire – has honed the concept into a one-man show designed to entertain and electrify.
“I have heard many people attempt to play the role of my great-grandfather, but without hesitation, Randy Otto takes the role to a whole new level. Randy does not attempt to be Winston Churchill, Randy IS Winston Churchill.” - Jonathan Sandys, Sir Winston Churchill’s Great-Grandson, International Speaker & Author
“Otto’s portrayal of the Lion is witty, oftentimes humorous, and an engaging history lesson.” - Joe Hyde, SanAngeloLive.com
“Randy Otto is an entertaining and memorable Winston Churchill. His passion for the great man, attention to detail, and quick wit make his performances enjoyable and instructive. It was a pleasure to have him on our campus.” - Dr. Larry Arnn, Hillsdale College
“What impresses me about Randy is not just his portrayal of Churchill, but his mastery of the historical sources underpinning his characterization, and his enthusiasm for its importance”. - Allen Packwood, Director, Churchill Archives Centre – Churchill College, Cambridge University, Cambridge UK
“...an evening spent with Randy Otto is as close as you will come to an evening with the colossus of the age: Winston Churchill.” - John Ross Truman, Grandnephew of President Harry S. Truman
“I have seen Randy perform and agree with what others have said, ‘Randy Otto is to Winston Churchill as Hal Holbrook is to Mark Twain’.” - Tim Riley, Executive Director, National Churchill Museum – Westminster College, Fulton, MO