Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Since 2007, Mr. Kirshner has been the Executive Producer of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. As executive producer of this landmark event, he has brought audiences some of TV’s most memorable moments including the Halftime shows of Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Madonna, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Lady Gaga. In 2012, Madonna’s Halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI was the most watched TV program ever, at the time, with over 112 million viewers. The 2013 Beyonce Halftime show was the best reviewed Halftime show with the most social media hits of all time. The 2014 Bruno...

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Tony Awards

Ricky Kirshner has been part of the Tony Awards Production team since 1993 and the Executive Producer since 2004. Under his leadership, the show has earned 8 Emmy Award Nominations and enjoyed 6 wins as the best TV Special of its kind. For the Tony Awards, Mr. Kirshner annually works with a cast of hundreds including the best actors, singers, and dancers on Broadway as well as TV and Film stars such as Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others. Mr. Kirshner is responsible for the Tony Awards reputation as one of the most prestigious and well-reviewed Award Shows on TV. It is...

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Democratic National Convention

Since 1992, RK Productions (RKP) has delivered the Democratic National Convention – an event where 5,000 delegates gather to nominate their presidential candidate, and as many as 30,000 people a day attend. For this large-scale and complex event, RKP is responsible not only for all production elements including design, staging, lighting, audio, projection, video roll-ins, and more; but RKP also interfaces with all major news networks to insure the best coverage and greatest media impact. At the historic nomination of President Barack Obama in 2008, RKP simultaneously produced the proceedings in the...

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Presidential Inaugurals

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) turned to Ricky Kirshner to produce the televised events for Barack Obama’s historic 2009 Inauguration. These events included the “We Are One” Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial, the Kid’s Concert for the Disney Channel, and the Neighborhood Ball, which featured the now-iconic “first dance of the first couple” as they were serenaded by Beyonce. Mr. Kirshner and his team successfully put together these major events in less than one month. RKP was not only responsible for staging, creating, and executing each event, but also for securing the participation...

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Corporate Conventions / Meetings

When the International Brotherhood of Teamsters brings 8,000 people together in Las Vegas for 4 days, RK Productions is there to provide all of the necessary production elements – and then some. Each year, RKP produces the 4-day plenary sessions which include nominations, elections, exhibitions, and even a Spouses Luncheon for over 2,000 people. In 2005, one week prior to Teamster Convention, RKP produced the BLET (Brotherhood of Locomotives Engineers and Trainmen) Convention in the same venue, for 500 people as they joined the Teamsters Union for the first time. RKP has also worked with the Service...

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Televised Live Events

RK Productions brings the highest level of expertise, creativity, and passion to producing both televised and non-televised live events. Ricky Kirshner has produced the Opening Kickoff show for the National Football League for the past ten seasons. This televised live event has taken on many incarnations over the years,  including most recently as an outdoor concert for football fans in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where Keith Urban played on a floating stage before an epic laser, light, and pyro show marked the beginning of the 2013/2014 NFL Season.

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