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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.

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Interview: RICHARD SKIPPER Celebrates HELLO DOLLY at Laurie Beechman Theatre

Richard Skipper, HELLO, DOLLY! historian and friend of the late great Carol Channing, is celebrating the beloved show on its 60th anniversary, with one more performance in Manhattan on March 29th at 7 pm featuring former Dolly alum Lorna Dallas. We spoke about the first sold out show and the enduring legacy of Dolly.
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Richard Skipper to Celebrate HELLO, DOLLY! With Lee Roy Reams at The Laurie Beechman Theater

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It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
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Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
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The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
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Video: Watch Full Documentary on the Life of Laurie Beechman

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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.
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Performer Sandy Duncan to Interview Entertainer Richard Skipper

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

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 ‘Round, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music.

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How many shows has Richard Skipper written?

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

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