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In the 90s Rikki Lee Travolta was best known as the first special guest star in the Tony n' Tina's Wedding stage phenomenon reviving ticket sales in Chicago and then branching out to increase ticket sales in productions across the country. In 2005 he was named alongside Donny Osmond and Patrick ... (read complete bio)
 

Rikki Lee Travolta Biography

In the 90s Rikki Lee Travolta was best known as the first special guest star in the Tony n' Tina's Wedding stage phenomenon reviving ticket sales in Chicago and then branching out to increase ticket sales in productions across the country. In 2005 he was named alongside Donny Osmond and Patrick Cassidy as one of the Top 10 Headliners for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat per GuestStarCasting.com based on critical reviews, box office receipts, and marquee name value. After taking time away from the industry to work as a spokesperson for several multi-million-dollar brands, Travolta returned to acting in 2016 as McMurphy in a Midwest Revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, earning a Best Actor nomination in the Broadway World Chicago Theater Awards. Since then he has appeared in such films as The Lurker, Vampirus, Old Advice from a Dead Friend, and Fear Frenzy!, 6 episodes of the series Upstaged, professional productions of the plays August: Osage County and Morning‚Äôs at Seven, and a national NFL ad. Regarding his appearance in The Lurker, the review website Rotting Zombie called Travolta a ‚Äúgreat scene stealing actor.‚ÄĚ In addition, Travolta hosts an entertainment industry focused weekly radio show It‚Äôs Showtime with Rikki Lee on WHRU-LP.





Rikki Lee Travolta News

THE ELVIS CONSPIRACY Wins 9th Best Screenplay Award Photo THE ELVIS CONSPIRACY Wins 9th Best Screenplay Award
by Michael Major - Mar 23, 2023

Chicago-based entertainment personality Rikki Lee Travolta has earned top honors for Best Feature Script in the Gangtok International Film Festival for his original thriller screenplay The Elvis Conspiracy. In film, he has worked with such artists as Ron Howard, Chase Masterson, Peter Mayhew, and Scout Taylor-Compton.

THE ELVIS CONSPIRACY Scribe Rikki Lee Travolta Wins 8th Best Screenplay Award of the  Photo THE ELVIS CONSPIRACY Scribe Rikki Lee Travolta Wins 8th Best Screenplay Award of the Season
by Michael Major - Mar 1, 2023

Travolta credits the swelling popularity of the script to the public’s recent interest in the alternate history genre and the surge in attention on Elvis-related projects including Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-nominated 'Elvis' and the upcoming 'Priscilla' from writer/director Sofia Coppola.

Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater & More Win Heartstrings Awards Photo Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater & More Win Heartstrings Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022

The Heartstrings Awards celebrating the most moving creative efforts in Chicago area theatre for the 2022 theatrical season have been announced citing winners including Marriott Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Broadway in Chicago, Elgin Theatre Company, and Porchlight Music Theatre.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards;  at The Little Theat Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; at The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theat Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Squa Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Square's ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Rikki Lee Travolta Set To Star In Chicagoland's I HATE HAMLET Photo Rikki Lee Travolta Set To Star In Chicagoland's I HATE HAMLET
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Rikki Lee Travolta will head the cast of Elgin Theatre Company's mounting of Paul Rudnick's iconic comedy I Hate Hamlet opening September 30, 2022, at the Elgin Arts Showcase just north of Chicago. Under the direction of Regina Belt-Daniels, Travolta will play the role of Andrew Rally ‚Äď a famous but not terribly talented TV star who is cast in the title role of Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet.

Metropolis Executive Director and New Artistic Director Will Appear on IT'S SHOWTIME  Photo Metropolis Executive Director and New Artistic Director Will Appear on IT'S SHOWTIME With Rikki Lee
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

On Friday, June 17, radio's It's Showtime with Rikki Lee will feature an interview with Metropolis Performing Arts Centre's new artistic director Robert Gretta, along with executive director Brookes Ebetsch who joined the company in February 2020.

EFCT's BLITHE SPIRIT Star and Director to Guest on Chicago Radio's 'It's Showtime with Rikki Lee‚ÄĚ
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

On the heels of the heralded opening of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre’s production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Skokie Theatre, director Michael Woods and star Andrew Pond join radio’s It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee for an interview airing on Friday June 10 at 3 PM Central on 101.5 FM WHRU.