Rikki Lee Travolta started his career as a child actor playing Tiny Tim in a CBS/KOIN telecast of A Christmas Carol.
As an adult he became the first special guest star in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding – premiering in Chicago to boost ticket sales, and then reviving ticket sales in productions throughout the country. Fox Thing in the Morning's Marianne Murciano raved "I've seen the show before but with Rikki Lee Travolta, the show is even better."
In 2005 Rikki Lee was named as one of the Top 10 Headliners in the World for the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice mega hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by GuestStarCasting.com based on critical reviews, box office receipts, and marique name value. Other top ranked stars included Donny Osmond, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Lane Green, Darren Day, Michael Damian, Sam Harris, Jon Secada, Bill Hutton, and Jason Donovan.
Rikki Lee’s resume includes headlining such productions as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Noises Off, West Side Story, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, and Camelot. For his starring role as Randal P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rikki Lee was nominated for Best Actor in the Broadway World 2016 Chicago Theatre Awards. His performance in West Side Story in Los Angeles was heralded as a Best Bet by the esteemed Los Angeles Times.
Branching out from theater, Rikki Lee has appeared in the films The Lurker, Old Advice from a Dead Friend, Vampirus, Crime Fiction, That Night, and Fear Frenzy!. He also did 6 episodes of the series Upstaged. Regarding his appearance in The Lurker, The Rotting Zombie praised Travolta as a "great scene stealing actor."
In addition, Rikki Lee has also served as Spokesperson for three national brand names.
Outside of his work as a performer, Rikki Lee is a published journalist for some of the world's leading trade publishing companies including CMP Media, Cahners, Reed Elsevier, Miller Freeman, Business News Publishing, Chartwell Communications, and James Informational Media. He is the author of two novels and a memoir. His novel "My Fractured Life" was an Amazon.com Top Ten Recommended Book and was optioned for feature film development.
As a screenwriter, his scripts have been finalists in many prestigious competitions including Scriptapalooza, Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, Chicago Screenplay Awards, Marina del Rey Film Festival, Filmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards, New York International Screenplay Awards, Fresh Voices Scrennwriting Competition, Portland Screenplay Competition, and Southern California Screenplay Competition. He holds a BA in Entertainment Management and did his graduate work in Education. He is also Second City trained.
In addition to his successful performing career, Rikki Lee currently hosts a popular weekly radio program It's Showtime with Rikki Lee on 101.5 FM WHRU-LP.