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Rick McKay

  • Birthplace: Natick, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: August 30
Date of passing: 
January 29, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Rick McKay was an American filmmaker.

Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer.

His first foray into documentary filmmaking was Birds of a Feather, which served as inspiration for Mike Nichols during production on The Birdcage.

McKay later turned his sights to television, producing several critically acclaimed shows including WNET13's City Arts, PBS's EGG, the Arts Show, and the Biography series on A&E.

Rick McKay was an American filmmaker.

Originally from Indiana, McKay moved to New York City in the early 1980s, working steadily as a cabaret singer.

His first foray into documentary filmmaking was Birds of a Feather, which served as inspiration for Mike Nichols during production on The Birdcage.

McKay later turned his sights to television, producing several critically acclaimed shows including WNET13's City Arts, PBS's EGG, the Arts Show, and the Biography series on A&E.

McKay began production on his best known project, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There in 1998, interviewing hundreds of theatrical legends and documenting their stories for posterity. A six-year process, the film was finally released in 2004 and went on to win awards at over 15 film festivals around the country.

McKay died January 29, 2018, in New York City, New York. He was 56.

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