Welcome to Richard Skipper Celebrates!

Originally from Conway, South Carolina, 2020 is marking Richard Skipper's 41st year in New York. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate, theater historian and promotions/marketing guru. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates, he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Joyce Bulifant, Linda Purl, Don Most, Melissa Manchester, Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of "How To Survive A Plague,” Patty Farmer, author of "Starring the Plaza" and "Playboy Laughs." This past year, he completed a very successful artist in residence at The Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC where he presented a monthly talk/variety show produced by Russ Woolley. He closed the series to focus on his solo show. He opened this SOLD-OUT show, An Evening with Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway off Broadway at St. Luke’s Theatre. He then took it to his hometown of Conway SC where it all began for him, The Theatre of The Republic, and The American Popular Song Society in NY. Now retitled The Magic of Believing, the show will be ready for booking after the current pandemic allows us to all rejoin the human race!   


Richard recently signed with a new management firm, Casting New Lives.  


This year has also seen the launch of Richard Skipper’s LIVE broadcasting on Mondays at 5PM EST, Richard Skipper Celebrates, celebrating The Arts, Artists, and their Bodies of WORTH, a cross between James Lipton and Merv Griffin, sponsored by Casting New Lives and Nitelife Exchange. Now streaming LIVE through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Youtube and His Youtube Channel.


Check out Richard’s new YouTube Channel and especially take a look at his #StayHome campaign in response to the Coronavirus Physical distancing we ALL are experiencing.  


Follow Richard on Facebook and tune in weekly for his ‘Coffee Klatch' Facebook Live Broadcast, chance to come together and celebrate each other always positive and upbeat.  


Be sure and read Richard’s Blog and keep up with the latest.  And don't forget his website, CallonDolly.com, celebrating all things Hello, Dolly! 


Also, on the Full Moon of each Month, Richard has a Positive Full Mooning Book Club. The next book club will be June 5th 3PM EST celebrating the Strawberry Moon. Guests to be announced.

A Few Audience Testimonials about Richard Skipper Celebrates

What a delightful evening with the poised, well spoken and genuine Richard Skipper at Bunbury's in Piermont for the first Positive Full Mooning Book Club. It was a pleasure to be in the presence of Richard as he shared - with eloquence - the power of believing; the power to shift your perspective and the power to be who you are holding steadfast to your dreams and aspirations. The first Positive Full Mooning event will flourish. Namaste Richard.
Debbie Pirsos, @bunburyscoffee, Piermont, NY

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

Richard Skipper's recent one man show, "From Conway to Broadway," is a wonderful, creative job of musical theatre storytelling. The mood, the pace, the songs and anecdotes--all made for a great evening of theatre. The Conway section brought back a lot of memories--Florence Epps and "Molly Brown" and his performances on the front steps of Conway High School. And his first experiences of New York were hilarious! Thanks for creating this show and sharing your talent and your story.
Doug and Vicki Bell, Conway, SC