Rick Gomez auditioned in 11th grade for his first musical. That year, North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY, chose Carnival as their summer production and cast Rick as Marco the Magnificent. Lo and behold, a career was born. 35 years later, he is the Director of Musical Theatre for GTA, and Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Brenau. Along the way, Rick has performed as a crossover artist with the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Theatre Factory of St. Louis, and Deep Ellum Opera in Dallas, TX. He’s also held Assistant Professorships at The University of Tulsa, North Carolina School of the Arts and Shorter College. He’s out of breath, and determined to call GTA his last stop.