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Rick McKay

 
Bio:
Rick McKay was an American filmmaker, best known for his 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, and its two soon-to-be-released sequels. Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rick McKay was an American filmmaker, best known for his 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, and its two soon-to-be-released sequels. Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer. (read complete bio)
 

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Rick McKay and Murphy Cross Photo

Rick McKay and Murphy Cross

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Date:
07/16/2017
 Troy Garza, Kaye Ballard, Candy Brown,  Rick McKay and Louis Gossett, Jr. Photo

Troy Garza, Kaye Ballard, Candy Brown, Rick McKay and Louis Gossett, Jr.

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01/08/2016
 

Rick McKay Biography

Rick McKay was an American filmmaker, best known for his 2003 documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There, and its two soon-to-be-released sequels. Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer.




Rick McKay News

What Was the Golden Age of Broadway? Photo What Was the Golden Age of Broadway?
by Team BWW - Feb 19, 2022

Just last week, The Music Man marched back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre's most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age of Broadway all about and what years did it cover? Study up!

BWW Review: Amy Beth Williams is, Herself, A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Don't Tell  Photo BWW Review: Amy Beth Williams is, Herself, A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 11, 2021

A singing actress with many qualities similar to the greatest stage actress of her day, Amy Beth Williams has a new cabaret show that takes the audience on a musical trip around the world.

ALL EYES ON BAAYORK LEE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Award-Winning Legend Abou Photo ALL EYES ON BAAYORK LEE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Award-Winning Legend About This Sunday's WICKED In Concert on PBS and Her Extraordinary Career
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Aug 27, 2021

This Sunday finds the diminutive talent wearing yet another new hat, as Director for Sunday night’s airing of WICKED In Concert, celebrating the score of the iconic, long-running musical,

BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Will Make August 14 Premiere on PBS Photo BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE Will Make August 14 Premiere on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021

McKay profiles the rise of the Director/Choreographer on Broadway with Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse and more.

VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998 Photo VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

In 1998, when Luker was leading the first Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Broadway producer Jamie deRoy visited her and the rest of the cast backstage with filmmaker Rick McKay.

Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie DeRoy With PART TWO: THE BROADWAY YEARS To Benefit B Photo Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie DeRoy With PART TWO: THE BROADWAY YEARS To Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2020

Richard Skipper Celebrates Jamie deRoy with Part Two: The Broadway Years to benefit  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Broadway From Home: Documentaries for Every Theater Lover! Photo Broadway From Home: Documentaries for Every Theater Lover!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 18, 2020

Feel like you've started to run out of things to watch? We here at BroadwayWorld have you covered! We all have our favorite musicals and plays, but what about the stories behind those shows? Luckily, over the years, many documentaries have been made about some of your favorite shows!

Richard Skipper Will Celebrate Jamie DeRoy To Benefit BC/EFA Photo Richard Skipper Will Celebrate Jamie DeRoy To Benefit BC/EFA
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2020

Monday Afternoon, June 1st at 5PM ET, Casting New Lives and Nitelife Exchange present Richard Skipper and MAC Award winning cabaret entertainer and Tony Award winning Broadway producer Jamie deRoy will be discussing the Coronavirus and her career and taking your questions and responding to your comments.

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Bergen County Players Photo BWW Review: PIPPIN at Bergen County Players
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 16, 2019

The spirit of Fosse/Verdon is alive and well with the Bergen County Players, in Oradell! Their delightful production of Pippin that opened this weekend at the Little Firehouse Theater on Kinderkamack Rd is a must see for any fan of the Fosse/Verdon canon.

Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/2: 2019's Upcoming Shows, Top Stars to Watch, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2019

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Read about 2019's upcoming shows, our picks for the top stars to watch, and more!

Rick McKay Videos

VIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998 VideoVIDEO: Go Backstage at THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Rebecca Luker in 1998
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

In 1998, when Luker was leading the first Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, Broadway producer Jamie deRoy visited her and the rest of the cast backstage with filmmaker Rick McKay.

VIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory VideoVIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory of Peter Hall
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2017

In this rare footage, Dame JUDI DENCH introduces screen legend (King Kong) FAY WRAY (1907-2004) to Sir PETER HALL (1930-2017) backstage in her dressing room in London when Dame Judi was performing in the play FILUMENA in the West End in November, 1998. The legendary director, Sir Peter Hall passed away on September 11th, 2017.

VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Broadway historian and documentarian Rick McKay was among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at their Bruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below!

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Pays Tribute to Debbie Reynolds with New Documentary Footage
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2016

Broadway historian and documentarian, Rick McKay has released some brand-new footage from his upcoming documentary Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age. The footage features late actress, Debbie Reynolds, who passed away following a stroke this week, discussing her early career.

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

STAGE TUBE: Kaye Ballard's Never-Before-Seen Performance of 'Maybe This Time' from Rick McKay
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2015

Rick McKay's new film Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age will be out next year -- support his Broadway Trilogy by making a tax-deductible donation here, and be sure to watch the trailer for the upcoming installment!

STAGE TUBE: Marge Champion Shares Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Happy 96th Birthday, Marge Champion! Marge is seen her in her shoot for Rick McKay's BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, in which she tells tales of her career. From being the artist/animator's inspiration for SNOW WHITE, to dancing through the Golden Age of Hollywood on the arm of her husband and dance partner GOWER CHAMPION, to winning an EMMY AWARD for choreographing the wonderful film, QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALLROOM, Marge has done it all and is in no rush to quit. She co-starred opposite her old friend and early partner DONALD SADDLER on Broadway in FOLLIES in 2001 and again on camera in the 2012 film about them both, NEVER STAND STILL.'

STAGE TUBE: Fellow Stage & Screen Stars Remember Elliott Gould in New Clip from Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Happy (belated) Birthday, Elliott Gould! Shown here in a sneek peek at a chapter from BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, with Jerry Orbach, June Havoc, Vincent Sherman, Marti Stevens, Chita Rivera, Lesley Ann Warrenn - and Elliott! This snippet is from a chapter about learning, not from teachers or schools, but from standing in the wings and watching - or from the audience - or wherever you can learn if you can't get in THAT school that everyone else is going to. And Elliott certainly did learn. '

VIDEO: Marian Seldes Shares Performance Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

Rick McKay has shared another video from his trilogy, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE. In his words, 'Here is a tribute to my pal Marian Seldes, one of the great actresses of the stage of the last century and well into this one. Marian passed away yesterday, leaving many of us devastated. However, she lived a long, full life and touched many, many people with her work. In her later career she was known variously as "Broadway's Quiet Lioness," "The First Lady of Broadway," or as theater critic Clive Barnes called her, 'America's theatrical diva for our time.' Check out the tribute video below!

VIDEO: Valerie Harper and Lucie Arnaz Share Lucille Ball Memories on Rick McKay's THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of THE GOLDEN AGE FILM TRILOGY, has just unveiled a new clip from the upcoming project, this time featuring an interview with Valerie Harper, telling the story of how the great Lucille Ball improvised one night on Broadway in the show WILDCAT in 1960. In addition, Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz also joins the conversation. Check it out below!