Date: 06/13/2011 Print This Post


How does a 10-year-old vocal phenom follow up two hugely successful videos, a performance with legendary icon, Stevie Wonder, and being the featured story of
Byron Allen’s “The Young Icons”? Ask Oliver Richman (, who is working a little magic into the mix with a brand new recording and video of Abracadabra,” his high-powered, explosive remake of the Steve Miller Band’s iconic 1982 hit.

His highly acclaimed 2010 debut video of Defying Gravity—a song from the hit musical “Wicked,” originally performed on Broadway by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth— has garnered an impressive 56,000 views on YouTube.

The buzz of his second release, a remake of the Stevie Wonder classic, One Little Christmas Tree,” penned by Oliver’s grandfather, the late legendary Motown
songwriter Ron Miller (“For Once In My Life”), caught the attention of Stevie Wonder himself, who invited the 10-year-old to sing at the his 15th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, held in December at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, where Oliver received a standing ovation for his performance from a crowd of over 7,500 people. Oliver was also recently featured on The Young Icons,” a nationally syndicated television program about young people changing the world, produced by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. Richman’s collection of YouTube videos have exceeded a whopping 75,000 views to date.

With his powerhouse voice, cool style and amazing ability to interpret a lyric at such a young age, the young crooner is thrilled to introduce great classics to a new generation. Produced by Lisa Dawn Miller, Mark Matson and Sandy Hackett, the new video also includes cameo appearances by headlining Las Vegas magicians Mac King and Rick Thomas.

Coincidentally, the original version of “Abacadabra” topped the charts in 1982, along with “I’ve Never Been To Me,” another hit penned by Oliver’s grandfather, Ron Miller.

Oliver’s mom and stepfather, Lisa Dawn Miller and Sandy Hackett (Hackett Miller Company, Inc.) produce and star in “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and in theaters around the country. The company is getting ready to launch its 2011-2012 theater tour, beginning this fall, which will include stops in cities all around the country such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Florida.

Lisa Dawn Miller, is set to record a new album entitled “Wasn’t I A Good Time?” She will do the bulk of recording in Detroit, where her father Ron Miller launched his career 50 years ago. The album will feature many of the elder Miller’s unpublished songs and session musicians worked with Ron Miller songs in the glory days of Motown.

Later this year, Hackett Miller Company will launch its new production, “My Buddy,” a one man show, starring Sandy Hackett, a show about Hackett’s best friend (and father), legendary comedian giant, Buddy Hackett.