O&M Co. was established in 2006 and quickly became the most eclectic of the “Broadway houses” of public relations, representing everything from main stem shows to Off Broadway and downtown happenings, to world-class non-profit institutions and legendary New York night spots. The company has since merged with PR powerhouse DKC, and is now DKC/O&M.
DKC/O&M’s roster of clients include some of Broadway’s most noteworthy shows including Tony Award® -winning productions of Hadestown, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, Dear Evan Hansen, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; theater district haunts Joe Allen and Orso; along with numerous other artists and institutions that make up the theatrical landscape – from lower Manhattan to Williamstown, MA., and from New York to San Francisco (where O&M is a force in the reimagining of the legendary Curran). From 2011-2014, O&M Co. executed the most famous press campaign in Broadway history when it represented SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.
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, 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, Elaine Stritch, Stephen Sondheim, Sting, Jessica Tandy, Julie Taymor, Tommy Tune, Sir Peter Ustinov, Vanessa Redgrave, and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, among countless others.