Randall Nakano

(San Francisco, California)

2016–17 Season: The Monk/Dreamer in Dream of the Red Chamber

Making his San Francisco Opera debut as The Monk/Dreamer in Dream of the Red Chamber, Randall Nakano has performed in the Bay Area in theater productions at Central Works, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Campo Santo, Theatreworks (Silicon Valley), Aurora Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Asian American Theater Company, and Theatre of Yugen. He recently originated the role of Ichiro in the world premiere of Valley of the Heart, written and directed by Luis Valdez and produced by El Teatro Campesino in a co-production with San Jose Stage Company. For twenty years Nakano taught drama in the San Francisco Unified School District and was a founding faculty member at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.