Rick Faugno

Rick Faugno

Photos by Nikki Artale

Rick Faungo’s one man show “Body and Soul” is a huge hit at the Las Vegas Hilton’s Shimmer Cabaret. He has mastered every musical genre imaginable in pop, blues, jazz, Latin and rock. Rick wows the crowd every night with his magical talent as he sings and dances with ease and a style of his own.


Rick weaves his self expression in the show as he covers our most beloved artists James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr. and the late and great Michael Jackson and Elvis. Not only is Rick a fabulous singer and dancer, he also plays the drums and the piano. Video 68

Rick performed a touching song that he wrote for his wife Joyce Chittick, while she was away performing in a New York Broadway show “Anything Goes”. It showed how much he missed her and loved her. It was a touching moment watching Rick and Joyce in the audience.

Joyce and Rick met while they were playing in the show “Jersey Boys”. I saw the show when it first opened at the Palazzo and I was thrilled with the production because I am an original “Jersey Girl” and grew up in the time frame of the Frankie Valli era. Rick was the original Frankie Valli and Joyce played the part of Frankie’s wife, Mary Delgado. They fell in love and got married last September in real life. Joyce will be joining “Body and Soul” in a few weeks and she will add her fabulous talent to the show. Brian Zack is the musical director of the show and he showed off his stuff to an enthusiastic audience. Video 73

                                        Rick Faugno and Joyce Chittick

Performing in front of a live audience is something that Rick loves and enjoys doing every night at the Las Vegas Hilton. Rick has been performing since he was 12 years old and he studied acting at B.F.A. New York University and landed leading roles in “Fosse” and Wonderful Town”. In July Rick Faugno won an award for “Best Performance” at the Orlando Film Festival for portrayal of Alexander Mann in the movie” Virgin Alexander”, that showed his talent as a singer, dancer and as an actor. Video 236

The fans swarmed around Rick after the show and they showed their love and admiration for his performance in a show that he has his own interpretation of his unique style of song and dance that he calls the New Classic Vegas. Verena King is handling the PR for Rick Faugno and can be reached at

                                           Joyce Chittick, Rick Faugno & Verena King

Body and Soul offers a $15.00 Holiday Special until January 1 and can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office at or by phone at 800 222-5631


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