"When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are."
—Cesar Chavez

Looking Ahead

Happy 2020! Here's to a new decade and a clear Future!

I think of 2019 as a resounding success for me artistically when I performed my solo show, An Evening with Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway, (renamed The Magic of Believing) this summer, autumn, and December at St. Luke's and Urban Stages in NY and The Theatre of the Republic in Conway, SC where it all began for me 45 years ago. . Thank you to all of you who attended in both New York in August and South Carolina and especially those of you who traveled from all over the country. I hope to replicate that success on February 8th as I bring the show to The American Popular Song Society as part of their 2020 season. As I celebrate my 41st year in New York, who knows what the trajectory of my life will take. Going home again three times this past year (for my mom's 80th birthday in February, to perform my show in September, and my 40th class reunion in October), it meant a lot to me and I was glad to see many of my friends, family, and former classmates as I celebrated my life thus far. I made new friends as well. Read the press on our press and articles page to read more about the accolades for my show.

Some of the highlights that I am looking forward to in the next few weeks: On January 26th, I will celebrate tJennifer Pace along with a quartet at Maureen's Jazz Cellar, I'm seeing Sean Patrick Murtaugh's celebration of Mario Lanza on January 30th, and on February 5th, I'm looking forward to attending Natasha Castillo's Open Mic at 53 Above. Join me! I'm singing a song from my February 8th Show!


An Afternoon with Richard Skipper: The Magic of Believing tells the story of a precocious 13-year-old South Carolina-an who decided on August 5th, 1974 that he would move to New York in five years, to the day, and try his hand at show business. “In his beautifully constructed and engaging one-man show, Skipper, with candor and humor (his timing is a master class in itself) regaled with tales of his youth and the road to New York City from Conway, South Carolina.”
-Marilyn Lester, Nightlife Exchange

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A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

My husband and I just loved Richard Skipper's show, "... The Magic Of Believing", at Urban Stages. Richard has such an engaging and charismatic presence onstage and nothing seems to throw him. And he has a great voice, as well. The story of his journey from Conway to New York was so intriguing. He is a masterful storyteller. Thank you, Richard Skipper, for an absolutely wonderful night in the theatre.
Maureen McNamara, NYC

Bob and I just returned from a great evening at a sold-out theater performance of Richard Skipper's One Man Show, which is called "An Evening with Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway"! Wait till you hear about his first audience for his performances! Richard is a role model for all of us for doing what's immensely gratifying artistically, as well as totally unreasonable (his Carol Channing impersonation stories that were also about their longstanding friendship that developed once she heard about these, were beyond impressive). And I have to say that one of my favorite parts came when an on-stage interviewer asked Richard how he was able to keep his positive attitude so strong in the face of the chaos and negative things going on around us. He said, "I do my morning pages and go on artist's dates as part of my Artist's Way practice to stay positive." Yay, Richard -- I felt so proud, and Bob and I cheered him loudly. And I'm also so proud of him for leading the way for us and for being such an inspiration. Congratulations, Richard! I think there might be another show soon, so those who missed it will have another chance to see it. Best to all,
Judith W. Umlas, Group Leader for The Artist's Way, Palisades Free Library

Richard Skipper's splendid show "From Conway to Broadway" was the culmination of years of extensive experience singing in theater and cabarets, helping him become the great Showman, Performer, and Producer that he is today. Am honored that he will be performing this remarkable show at The American Popular Song Society at The Green Room 42 on February 8th, 2020 to celebrate this great achievement and his birthday! So proud of you and the best is yet to come!
Linda Amiel Burns: www.APSSinc.org