Rick McKay lives in New York City and is the award-winning producer/director/writer/cinematographer of the hit film Broadway: The Golden Age. For five seasons he was a segment producer on WNET13’s City Arts, the most honored, locally produced show in television history, which won over 30 Emmy awards. Mr. McKay also produced the first story commissioned for the critically successful national series Egg: The Arts Show, garnering another two Emmy nominations as well as helping to create the opening segment of two recent national Tony Awards broadcasts. Mr. McKay won three of the industry’s prestigious Telly awards for his television work, has produced episodes for the immensely successful series Biography on the Arts and Entertainment network, and has produced for HBO and United Artists. Mr. McKay is also an on-air personality on national PBS television, hosting the incredibly successful pledge drives for BGA around the country and was recently seen co-hosting the non-cable premiere of Liza with a Z with Liza Minnelli.
Mr. McKay is also the sole owner and proprietor of Second Act Productions, the production company that produced his Broadway trilogy as well as his other films. Broadway: The Golden Age has won over 15 film festival awards, is on 17 critics’ Top Ten Films of the year lists and was a hit in theaters around the country. Mr. McKay was honored at the Sundance Film Festival by PBS and inducted into the PBS Producers Academy, as one of their “best and brightest documentary producer/directors” for his continuing independent film and television work.