O&M Co. was established in 2006, and has quickly become the most eclectic of the “Broadway houses” of public relations, representing everything from main stream shows to Off Broadway and downtown happenings, to world-class non-profit institutions and legendary New York night spots.
Headed by president Rick Miramontez, O&M Co. is renowned for meshing “big-picture ideas” with tireless dedication to details.
O&M Co’s roster of clients includes some of Broadway’s most noteworthy shows such as the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder, and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Punchdrunk’s spellbinding hit, Sleep No More; The American Theatre Wing; MCC Theater; theater district haunts Joe Allen and Orso; Sundance Institute; Stagedoor Manor; and theater stars like Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, and Tommy Tune; along with numerous other artists and institutions that make up the theatrical landscape – from lower Manhattan to Williamstown, MA. 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 (with his friends and colleagues Richard Kornberg, John Barlow and Michael Hartman) was behind the 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, Bea Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Alan Bates, Ingmar Bergman, Fernando Botero, Matthew Broderick, Peter Brook, John Cage, Glenn Close, David Copperfield, Hume Cronyn, Merce Cunningham, The Del Rubio Triplets, Eve Ensler, Lillian Hellman, Charlton Heston, David Hockney, David Henry Hwang, Jay Johnson, 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, Peter Shaffer, Neil Simon, Elaine Stritch, Stephen Sondheim, Jessica Tandy, Julie Taymor, Sir Peter Ustinov, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, among countless others.