Loving all aspects of theatre, Rick has garnered top award wins as a director, writer, choreographer, sound designer, producer, and actor. His stage production of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (director/co-adaptor/co-producer) was the runaway hit of the 2001-2002 season and won 17 theatre awards. Rick won his second L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Directing Award for A Clockwork Orange co-produced along with Greenway Arts Alliance.
Other credits include the Los Angeles premiere of Psycho Beach Party (Director/Co-Producer) winner of 2 L.A. Weekly Awards and 5 Drama-Logue Awards, Highballs Ahoy! (Director/ Choreographer/Co-Writer), There’s No Place Like Hollywood (Director/ Choreographer) which received an Ovation Award nomination for Best Musical. A Charlie Brown Commercial Christmas (Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer) which received 3 L.A. Weekly Award nominations.
Other directing credits include The Los Angeles premier of John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money?, Kiss Me, Kate, Inconceivable, Tallulah, The House of Blue Leaves, A Life in the Theater, Blithe Spirit, Grease, Hey Mr. Producer!, and the choreography for Sheila Sands Live At The Roxy, produced by Lily Tomlin.
As an actor, he appeared on Broadway in Cats, Les Miserables, and Sunset Blvd.