*Patricia Randell recently received the Supporting Actress Award of Merit in the 2014 Best Shorts Competition for her performance in writer/director Paul Kelly's “My Day” and will soon re-unite with the same creative team to work on Mr. Kelly's next film “Last Words.” She played the role of FDIC chairwoman Sheila Bair in the 2011 Emmy Award nominated and SAG Award winning HBO film “Too Big to Fail,” directed by Oscar Winner Curtis Hanson and starring a cast of luminaries including Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, William Hurt, Cynthia Nixon, Ed Asner and many others. Last spring, she co-starred in the critically praised premiere of Daniel Reitz's “You Belong To Me,” as part of EST's annual Marathon of one-act plays. She has garnered five raves in The New York Times for her portrayals of characters as diverse as the gregarious lesbian in Christopher Durang's wild parody of “The Glass Menagerie” to her portrayal of Greer Garson in “Random Harvest,” a performance singled out for praise by all 16 critical forums in NY that covered it. Ms. Randell’s Off-Broadway credits are numerous and varied, and regionally she has appeared at many of the top theatres across the country. Her film work also includes features “Islander” with Philip Baker Hall, “Approaching Union Square,” which debuted on The Sundance Channel in 2008. On TV she has appeared on many soaps, the original “Law & Order” and a sitcom pilot, “The Match.” A member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, she has been a teaching artist at Brooklyn College, EST, The William Inge Center, and privately coaches professional actors as well as students who have subsequently been accepted into Juilliard, BU, and other major theater programs. She has been the Associate Artistic Director of New River Dramatists since 2011.