Dean McFlicker

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Dean McFlickerDean McFlicker is Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Original Production, Live Events and Promotional Programming, NBC Entertainment, where he is an award­‐winning producer and director of countless productions and has created campaigns for some of the most successful shows on television, including The Voice, This Is Us, America’s Got Talent, ER, Law & Order, SVU, Smash, Heroes, The Apprentice, The West Wing, The Biggest Loser, Friday Night Lights, Days of Our Lives, Las Vegas, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Chicago Fire, American Dreams, Nashville Star, and all of NBC’s recent musicals including the ratings phenomenon The Sound of Music Live.

He has also produced for CNN, HBO, “Entertainment Tonight,” “E! News Daily,” and “Good Morning America” and was the writer, director and producer of Hairspray Live’s half hour syndicated ‘making of’ special and the writer and executive producer of “Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere” a one-hour NBC special starring the cast of Heroes that was an advertiser sponsored premiere party, publicity/press red-carpet event and a highly rated hour of original primetime programming all at the same time.

On Broadway, he choreographed Sha*Bang (Lincoln Center), Gypsy of the Year (Virginia Theater), Upfront (Radio City Music Hall) as well as original dance productions at Studio 54, the Palladium and LA’s Wilshire Theater, Universal Amphitheater, Royce Hall and The Geffen. Proudly, he was also one of the creators of the cult hit Octomom: The Musical. In Hollywood, he has done countless TV shows, music videos and international concerts with Tina Turner, Prince, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing to name a few.

He has been one of Twyla Tharp’s dancers, an instructor at Broadway Dance Center and also a private dance teacher to the stars (with Rita Wilson, Kelly Preston, and Maria Shriver among his clients). Contributing to his success is a diverse education from UCLA (BA degree, English Literature) and NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film (MFA degree, Film Production). Now a top-level Hollywood executive, Dean is at the forefront of some of the industry’s biggest projects. In addition to his work at NBC, he uses his one-­of-­a-­kind perspective to create educational and entertaining keynote speeches, master workshops and specialty classes around the world.

And, perhaps if you’re quick with your DVD remote, you may be able to spot a young Dean as one of the original Newsies.