In October of 2008 Feeney was awarded a star on the prestigious “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” for his outstanding contributions to the Las Vegas community. The star is permanently on display in the sidewalk in front of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino.
In June of 2009 Feeney was inducted into the Rockland High School “Academic Hall of Fame”.
Even though a native New Englander, Dick Feeney, producer of “The Rat Pack is Back,” is no stranger to the Vegas entertainment scene. Known by some as a “marketing producer,” if there’s one thing Feeney knows, it’s how to sell a show in Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
After years of touring with the highly popular Boston-based band the “Lewis & Clark Expedition,” Feeney formed his own group “Gemini” and continued developing the talent and skills which ultimately made him one of the country’s top nightclub entertainers. After producing his first critically acclaimed hit show “Lullaby of Swing” in Honolulu, Hawaii, he toured the production for successful runs in both Atlantic City and his university town of Boston.
Feeney first came to Las Vegas to co-produce “An Evening at La Cage” in 1985 and soon after that “Crazy Girls” in 1987. Almost 20 years later both shows continue to play to sold-out audiences.
Since his producing debut, Feeney has gone on to produce numerous other shows worldwide from Japan to Monte Carlo, including “Viva Las Vegas,” “Showgirls,” “The Great Gleason,” “Bottoms Up,” “Forbidden Vegas,” and “Playboy’s Girls of Rock & Roll.” His television productions include “The Entertainment Page,” “Las Vegas Tonite” and “Karaoke Krazy.”
Feeney also tapped into the success of family-friendly Vegas acts, producing “The World’s Greatest Magic Show” which opened in October of 2003. The show has won numerous awards and caters to all ages, bringing family entertainment to the stage with a revolving cast of award-winning, world-class magicians. The show is now on tour at theaters throughout the Country.
An avid traveler, Feeney has even taken his productions to the sky, as owner of The Flying Elvi skydiving team. The Flying Elvi, who were first featured in the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas,” consists of ten Elvis Presley-clad jumpers who skydive into events around the world from altitudes of 5,000 – 12,000 feet, free-falling at speeds up to 160 miles an hour. The act combines a spine-tingling aerial skydiving performance of smoke trails, pyrotechnic fireworks and precision maneuvers with an over-the-top entertaining stage show and has entertained audiences across the country for over 15 years.
With shows currently running in Las Vegas plus touring productions, the Flying Elvi darting about the heavens, a home in Las Vegas and Hawaii, a wife Melissa and four children, Feeney may seem busy but loves it all.