Richard Skipper is a popular award winning and critically acclaimed entertainer, theater historian, writer, and arts advocate. The trajectory of Richard Skipper’s career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He has appeared on stages as an actor and on concert stages around the country. Richard also continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education and The Actors Fund. Richard currently has a monthly show running at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe in NYC called Richard Skipper Celebrates . . . an old fashioned Talk/Variety Show, which encourages us to celebrate each and every day and the gems hidden therein. Under the umbrella of "Richard Skipper Celebrates", he has conducted over 700 interviews and has had over one million readers celebrating people in the arts. The "Richard Skipper Celebrates" series has featured Carol Channing, Jackie Joseph, Ron Young, Kevin Dozier, Peggy Pope, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Anita Gillette, Lee Roy Reams, Marge Champion, Rick Lertzman and William J. Birnes (The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney), and more! Recent interviews have included Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of “How To Survive A Plague”. Richard Skipper also put together amazing panels celebrating Jerry Herman and Hello, Dolly! for the American Popular Song Society (formerly NY Sheet Music Society). In April of 2017, Richard was chosen to introduce 1938’s Jezebel starring Bette Davis on stage at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival with Tiffany Vazquez after sending in a screen test. (available for viewing on YouTube)
"Every event is a Celebration" Richard says. "It is for the creative artist giving their all to their audiences." This makes every event, every great review, every new engagement, a cause for Celebration!
Celebrate your event today with Richard Skipper!