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Richard Skipper

 
Bio:
The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Carol Channing

Writing

Creator

Richard Skipper Biography

The trajectory of Richard Skipper's career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than Richard Skipper Celebrates! He has conducted over 700 interviews for his blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently focused on celebrations to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!, based also in part on his CallonDolly.com website chronicling the Broadway classic. In January of 2014, Richard brought cast members together from the original cast of Hello, Dolly, the Mary Martin International companies, and all other companies led by Channing for a two day special event in New York. The first was for the New York Sheet Music Society and broke all attendence records for that organization. It was all moderated by Skipper.
The next day he threw a reunion party at Sardi's with spectacular results. He has covered several opening nights as the voice of Feinstein's at Loews Regency and has conducted on-stage interviews for Julie Budd, Carol Channing, Eileen Fulton, Jackie Joseph, Tommy Tune, Ron Young, Peggy Pope, Caroline Quinn (author of Mama Rose's Turn), and Yelena Popovic (LA Superheroes: Illegal in Hollywood).

Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He produced Peggy Herman's CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He also produced Pamela Luss' run at The Metropolitan Room, NYC. Richard can be seen in Dori Berenstein's CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE. As mentioned, he has a highly successful blog called RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES , focusing on Artists and their body of "Worth" and what makes a great UNIQUE entertainer!

Richard also continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education. Other highlights in Richard's career include performing the role of Dolly Levi as Carol Channing at Asbury Park's Paramount Theater in a special benefit performance of "Hello Dolly!" with a cast of 125 and a 25 piece orchestra; a Theatre Wing tribute to Carol Channing, Tommy Tune and James Earl Jones; benefit performances for the Dr. Carol Channing Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts with Carol and the late Harry Kullijian in attendance and special guest star Neil Sedaka!

Richard Skipper headlined three highly successful runs in Atlantic City at Trump's Taj Mahal and The Hilton. Richard Skipper has also performed at the 21 Club at the request of Arlene Dahl, The Regent (special performance for Carol Channing!), Le Cirque for Joey Adams' 85th Birthday; on numerous occasions for the NY Post's gossip columnist Cindy Adams; as a guest star in "The Impersonators" with Jamie deRoy at The Friar's Club, The New York Historical Society with Claire Bloom, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Mills, Tony Roberts, and George Shearing and a "Get Out And Vote" Rally for New Jersey's late Senator Lautenberg with Dr. Quinn's Chad Allen, Activist James Dale and the late Rue McClanahan; He has also shared the stage with Carol Channing on more than one occasion.






Richard Skipper News

Chalfant, Morgan, Winer, and More Will Celebrate The Life Of Susan L. Schulman Photo Chalfant, Morgan, Winer, and More Will Celebrate The Life Of Susan L. Schulman
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

On Saturrday, 11/12 at 2 PM EST, noted interviewer Richard Skipper will join forces with 15-year-old theater podcaster Charles Kirsch to celebrate the life of one of Broadway's best, veteran press agent Susan L. Schulman.

Jay Rogers, Award-Winning Performer and Director, Has Passed Away Photo Jay Rogers, Award-Winning Performer and Director, Has Passed Away
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 30, 2022

According to various reports, award-winning performer and director Jay Rogers passed away on Friday, October 28th, 2022.

Photos: Icons Anita Gillette & Lee Roy Reams Dazzle The Birdland Crowd Photo Photos: Icons Anita Gillette & Lee Roy Reams Dazzle The Birdland Crowd
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Two legendary Broadway stars stormed the Birdland stage on Monday night, and photographer Kevin Alvey was there to catch the fun.  The famed music room was thrilled to present leading lady Anita Gillette in concert with iconic song-and-dance man Lee Roy Reams on Monday, June 13. Check out photos from the night!

BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT…  Photo BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT… (AND SING ABOUT, TOO!) at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2022

Ken Page made his return to New York and 54 Below and the people who weren't there will, forever, regret having missed it.

Performer Sandy Duncan to Interview Entertainer Richard Skipper Photo Performer Sandy Duncan to Interview Entertainer Richard Skipper
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

Sandy Duncan, actress, comedian, dancer and singer known for her performances in the Broadway revival of Peter Pan and in the sitcom The Hogan Family will be interviewing Richard Skipper, actor/entertainer/ and host of Richard Skipper Celebrates on Tuesday, April 19th at 7PM EST. Richard is celebrating 43 years in the entertainment industry this year, and has excelled in many areas of show business.

Photos: Karen Mason Razzle Dazzles At Birdland Photo Photos: Karen Mason Razzle Dazzles At Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Karen Mason returned to Birdland for one night only to share her love of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb in this new show.¬†¬†As one of the original stars of the off-Broadway production of¬†And The World Goes ‚ÄėRound, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music.

Music Director Rachel A. Kaufman Plays With Singers & Musicians From All Seven Contin Photo Music Director Rachel A. Kaufman Plays With Singers & Musicians From All Seven Continents
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

New York City musician accomplishes an artistic best during the Covid Quarantine by performing with over 100 people, mostly remotely; a cast of friends and former students on all seven continents, concluding with Carter Jones at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Richard Skipper Presents A Tribute to Harvey Evans, January 7 Photo Richard Skipper Presents A Tribute to Harvey Evans, January 7
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022

Richard Skipper will celebrate the beloved Broadway great Harvey Evans with guests Lawrence Leritz, Diane Findlay, Lee Roy Reams, Ronald B. Young, Loni Ackerman, Pamela Meyers on Friday, Jan 7th at 7PM EST/ 4PM PST.

Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards Photo Photos: Inside The 13th Annual DANCERS OVER 40 Legacy Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

Dancers Over 40 returned to 'live' events this Fall with the 13th Annual Legacy Awards and Holiday Dinner on Monday, December 6, 2021.

Urban Stages to Present WINTER RHYTHMS With Steve Ross, Richard Skipper & More Photo Urban Stages to Present WINTER RHYTHMS With Steve Ross, Richard Skipper & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Urban Stages has announced its 13th annual awarding-winning cabaret series, Winter Rhythms, returning live to its 30th Street theater December 7th through December 19th and benefiting Urban Stages' Outreach, Arts in Education programs.

Richard Skipper Videos

VIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign Videoplay
VIDEO: Adam Rothenberg Takes Part in Richard Skipper's #StayHome Campaign

by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Richard Skipper has started a #StayHome campaign!


Richard Skipper Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Skipper written?
Richard Skipper has written 1 shows including Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert (Creator).