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Lois A. Grandi Edit Profile

actor , choreographer , theater director

Lois A. Grandi, American theater director, choreographer, actor. Recipient recognition, Arts and Culture Commission Contra Costa County, 1998, 10 Drama-Logue awards, 1997; honored by State Sen. Tom Torlakson and Assemblywoman Lynne Leache for contribution to arts, 2002. Member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association (member advisory board 1975).

Background

Grandi, Lois A. was born on June 9, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John R. and Rosina Hassaram Rijhumal Grandinetti.

Education

Student, Keith Davis Voice Studio, New York City, 1963—1970. Student, Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City, 1964—1970. Student, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, New York City.

Career

Actress Public Broadcasting Service, San Francisco, 1983. Acting teacher Performing Arts Academy, Walnut Creek, since 1984. Director Willows Theatre Company, Concord, 1990—1991, California Conservatory Theatre, San Leandro, 1992—1994.

Artistic director Playhouse West, Walnut Creek, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Music Man, Merry Widow, Little Me, The Rainmaker, The World Goes 'Round. Director, director: The Boy Friend, (Best Entire Production, Best Director awards), Betrayal, After the Fall, New Wrinkles (3 Critic's Circuit awards), Force of Nature, Taking Sides, Proof (Best Director, 03), Whispers on the Wind (Best Director, Critic's Circuit). Actor: Light Sensitive (Best Actress Critic's Circuit, 00), Lovers and Other Strangers, Two For the Seesaw, Smile, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Sound of Music.

      Actor, actor: The Boy Friend, (Best Entire Production, Best Director awards), He Who Gest Slapped, Very Good Eddie, Finian's Rainbow, West Side Story, (Public Broadcasting Service television series) Up and Coming, numerous training and industrial films, commercials. Guest dancer The White House.

Membership

Member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association (member advisory board 1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, piano.

Connections

Married Robert Leonard Sieben (divorced). Children: Laurey Dawn Heinrich, Paul Leonard Sieben.

father:
John R.

mother:
Rosina Hassaram Rijhumal Grandinetti

spouse:
Robert Leonard Sieben

child:
Laurey Dawn Heinrich Grandi

child:
Paul Leonard Sieben Grandi