Originally from Philadelphia, Rick has been working in British theatre for over twenty years. He is currently Chairman of the British Association of Lighting Designers.
Recent theatre work includes: Billy Elliot, the musical (Victoria Palace), The Philanthropist, Old Times (Donmar); Jerry Springer The Opera (National Theatre / West End); Hamlet (Edinburgh International Festival / Barcelona / Birmingham); Honour (National Theatre);
Other theatre includes: Far Away (New York); A Number (Royal Court), Blue / Orange (National Theatre / West End); Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Berlin) and Via Dolorosa (Royal Court / Broadway).
Recent opera includes: The Little Prince (New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera); Peter Grimes, La Sonnambula (Santa Fe); Fiery Angel, Turandot (Bolshoi, Moscow); Capuleti I Montecchi (Spoleto Festival, USA); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fenice, Venice); Wozzek (ROH).
Dance includes: Swan Lake (London / Los Angeles / Broadway) and Cinderella (London / Los Angeles) both for Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures.
Awards include: Bronze Medal for Lighting Design at the 2005 World Stage Design show in Toronto. 1998, 1994 Olivier Award Winner for Best Lighting Design; and a Tony Award for An Inspector Calls (Broadway).