Rick was awarded an an Honorable Mention Tony Award in 2019 for Excellence in Theater Education. He was part of the writing team for an Emmy nominated, ABC Documentary, The Children’s Dignity Project, hosted by Oprah Winfrey. He was named the Texas Educational Theater Association’s Teacher of the Year, 1996.
He is the author of multiple publications, including The Body, The Voice, The Imagination. His graduates and summer camp alumni include multiple Emmy Award winning actor, Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory, Broadway regulars Charlie Pollack, Kevin Adams, Blake Hammond, Nathan Parsons; television regular, Ellen Wroe, and Documentary Film Director and Oscar nominated, Marco Slavnic.