Welcome to the Official Website Of Rodney Hicks. Your visit is appreciated.
Much happened this year. A great deal of it wonderful and a great deal sad. But Hope, Courage and Faith are powerful, mighty and strong.
In June, Rodney was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia. A form of Dystonia that affects the voice. Although professional singing is no longer an option, thanks to ongoing treatment his speaking voice is in good condition. Grateful.
For more information on Spasmodic Dysphonia please visit www.dysphonia.org
As an actor, most recently, Rodney originated the role of Bob and Others in the new multiple award winning hit Broadway musical, Come From Away, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on W. 45th St.
Written and Composed by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Directed by Tony Award Winner Christopher Ashley with Musical Staging by Tony Nominee Kelly Devine.
Rodney received a 2017 Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his work as Bob and Others in Come From Away at The Ford's Theatre in DC. He also received a 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his work as Bob and Others in Come From Away at Seattle Repertory Theatre.
He originated the role of Clarence Norris in the Off-Broadway, Minneapolis and the subsequent Broadway run of Kander & Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys.
He received a Barrymore Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical for his work as Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys at The Philadelphia Theatre Company. Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman as well.
Rodney was in the Original and Closing casts of the Landmark Off-Broadway and Broadway hit RENT. Directed by Michael Greif. Choreographed by Marlies Yearby.
His performance of Benjamin Coffin III can be seen on the RENT: Live on Broadway DVD.
In 2000 Hicks portrayed Peter in the Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. Directed by Gayle Edwards. Choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
Rodney received an Audelco Award Nomination for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Philly in the Off-Broadway musical, Lee Summer's, From My Hometown. Directed by Kevin Ramsey and Choreographed by Leslie Dockery. The Grammercy Theatre. NYC.
Rodney has a host of regional credits including work at Portland Center Stage, Denver Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Geva Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, among others.
TV and Film credits can be found by visiting www.imdb.com
Rodney has several writing projects in the works.
He is the playwright of NC-17. a play about hope, survival and the will to live despite life's many obstacles. It takes place in Philadelphia, PA and centers around six seventeen year olds coming of age in today's America. A drama with fast paced dialogue, quick wit and hard truth.
The play received an Honorable Mention by The American Playwriting Foundation this past March. And received two successful industry readings on Monday July 10 2017 in New York City.
Rodney is currently writing his second play, brothers. a three character play about a family coming of age and the lives they live today. Told with a heightened sense of theatricality, songs, humor and truth.
He has written four episodes of a teleplay he created called, One Big Happy, about an unconventional group of childhood friends, now in their 40's & 50's, living, fighting and loving for today.
One Big Happy seeks to hold a mirror up to ourselves through the lens of comedy and truth. It is intended for a live studio audience with its tone borrowed from seminal TV shows such as All in the Family, The Jefferson's, Good Times, and Maude...
Directing credits include the 2017 Concert staging of Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS. At the time Hicks re-conceived the piece for a cast of 15.
Among the talented cast were then unknowns -Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Ezra Miller (Flashpoint, Perks of Being a Wallflower), Karla Mosley (The Bold and the Beautiful), Idara Victor (Turn, Risoli & Isles), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura) Karen DiConcetto (creator of the TV show Recovery Road), Eric Nelsen (All My Children, The Bay), Eric Anthony (Broadway's Hairspray, Mary Poppins) among others.
At 22 he directed the musical farce, Guess Who's Comin' for Chitlins' by Jerry Dixon. It performed at The Triad in NYC, 1995.
Rodney taught as an adjunct professor of Acting at Portland State University from 2013-2015.
He has conducted master classes for Musical Theatre and has taught acting workshops throughout the Nation and will be continuing in 2018.
For booking inquiry please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Directing inquiries please hit the CONTACT tab.
Rodney is married to Chris Coleman, Artistic Director of Denver Center for the Performing Arts and they have two dogs, Trevor and Logan.
Photograph by Jeffrey Mosier Photography
Peace and Love to us All