Richard Skipper is a popular award winning and critically acclaimed entertainer, theatre historian, writer, and arts advocate. Richard has appeared on major stages from coast to coast. Book him as MC, host, interviewer, lecturer and your audiences will thank you. Recent interviews have included Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of "How To Survive A Plague". 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. (Click Here) Whether he is singing, interacting with the audience, or discussing all things Dolly (He is currently writing a book celebrating the landmark musical, Hello, Dolly!), he is there to make your next event the one that your audiences will want back.
There are very few individuals who know more about Dolly Gallagher Levi than I … Oh, and Jerry Herman, of course. However, Richard Skipper certainly comes close. When it comes to the history of Jerry's brilliant production, beyond the 5000 plus performances of my own, even I turn to Richard Skipper when I have questions about the remarkable ladies who followed me in the role that the world fell in love with over fifty years ago.
Bravo!!!! Richard, I'm still "kvelling" over Sunday night's show at the Triad. There were so many highlights, I barely know where to begin. The ambience, the decorations, the way everyone dressed up like they would in the old days. And so many notable stars in the audience -- it really felt like it must have looked on Sunday nights at the Ed Sullivan show or Kraft Musical Hall specials.
Your show Sunday really lifted my spirits. To pick up a line from a song we all know -- Everything about it was appealing!! Everyone had smiles on their faces throughout. You were great and so were the performers joining you. More, more, more.
WOW!!! Sunday night was such a revelation -- who knew you were Sol Hurok and Flo Ziegfeld rolled into one! Your show made me so happy, from the very beginning. No one else could have carried it off as effectively.
Your Moon River was like hearing it for the first time. I hope to hear you do it again. I'll be living off the exhilaration of Sunday night for the rest of the week!
Richard, not only are you an entertainer in the truest sense, but you are a generous, energetic, skilled mover-and-shaker. Thank you for creating an evening that left everybody smiling and happy.