DKC/O&M Co. was established in 2006, and quickly became New York’s most eclectic public relations agency in the arts and culture space, representing everything from mainstream shows to off-Broadway and downtown happenings, from world-class non-profit institutions to legendary New York night spots. From 2011-2014, O&M executed the most famous press campaign in Broadway history when it represented SPIDERMAN: Turn Off The Dark.
DKC/O&M’s current roster of clients includes some of Broadway’s most noteworthy shows including Shucked, Hadestown, MJ, and A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical. Additionally, DKC/O&M represents Andrew Lloyd Webber, famed designer and architect David Rockwell, Harvey Fierstein, The Entertainment Community Fund, Black Theatre Coalition, in addition to consultancies with other major theater and arts organizations, and more.
Rick Miramontez began his career, direct from college, as the press director of the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre where he organized the campaigns for more than 25 major productions, including the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and world premieres of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, and James Kirkwood’s infamous Legends! (starring Mary Martin and Carol Channing, and documented in Kirkwood’s hilarious book, Diary of a Mad Playwright). He was the press director for the 1987 and 1990 Los Angeles Festival (the latter under the direction of Peter Sellars), seminal events in the American cultural world, where he presented Cirque du Soleil to the U.S. media, as well as Peter Brook’s epic The Mahabharata.
From 1988-1996, Miramontez headed his own firm, Rick Miramontez Company, which represented many of the major arts events on the West Coast, including the American Premiere of Sunset Boulevard, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Cirque du Soleil at Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, The Groundlings, and UK/LA (the latter complete with Royal Visits by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of York). His office, located in the art deco headquarters of La Opinion, was a hub partly responsible for the renaissance of the new Downtown L.A.
In New York, Miramontez (working for his longtime friends and colleagues Richard Kornberg, John Barlow and Michael Hartman) was behind press campaigns for Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, among others, and was account executive for Rent, The Producers, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, to name a few.
The artists with whom he has worked include Karole Armitage, Beatrice Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Alan Bates, Ingmar Bergman, Bono, Fernando Botero, Matthew Broderick, Peter Brook, John Cage, Glenn Close, David Copperfield, Hume Cronyn, Merce Cunningham, The Del Rubio Triplets, Eve Ensler, Nora Ephron, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Lillian Hellman, Beth Henley, Charlton Heston, David Hockney, David Henry Hwang, Jay Johnson, Carole King, Sidney Kingsley, Eartha Kitt, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth LeCompte, John Lithgow, Dorothy Loudon, Patti LuPone, Dorothy McGuire, Sir Ian McKellen, Arthur Miller, Jack O’Brien, John Osborne, Jonathan Pryce, Chita Rivera, David Rockwell, George Rose, Sir Peter Shaffer, Neil Simon, Phoebe Snow, Stephen Sondheim, Sting, Elaine Stritch, Jessica Tandy, Julie Taymor, Tommy Tune, Sir Peter Ustinov, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave, and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, among countless others.