Randy Boothe

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Randy Boothe

Randall W. "Randy" Boothe was the artistic director of the Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors and an associate professor in the BYU School of Music. He retired in 2020.

Boothe had been director of the Young Ambassadors since 1978 and often accompanied them on the piano. His perfor­mance tours for BYU and BYU–Hawaii have taken him to 40 coun­tries on 61 tours over 30 years.

He was a consultant with Walt Disney Productions, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and Jackson Hole Playhouse. In 1997 he directed the Sesquicentennial Spectacular in Cougar Stadium with a cast of 6,000 participants, and he served as co-direc­tor of Light of the World, the 2002 Winter Games Spectacular pre­sented in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Olympics.

Boothe worked for the Promised Valley Playhouse in the past. He directed Michael McLean's Celebrating the Light when it was performed there in 1992. He has also served as director of BYU's Living Legends.

He directed Remembering the Prophet, Joseph a 200th anniversary of his birth celebration about Joseph Smith held in the Marriott Center. He also directed Luz de las Naciones, the Church's 2004 Hispanic Celebration held in the Conference Center.

Boothe grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. He earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and a master's degree from BYU. He is the 2000 recipient of BYU-Hawaii's Distinguished Alumni Award.

He served as a missionary in the Germany-Frankfurt Mission from 1970 to 1972. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three children.