A Short Biography...
Richard Skipper is an entertainer, singer and host known for years for his award-winning tribute to Carol Channing which was endorsed by Carol. He has appeared in legendary venues from The Taj Mahal in Atlantic City to Carnegie Hall, The Hilton also in Atlantic City and has shared stages with some of the biggest names in show business from Carol Channing to Lesley Ann Warren. He has appeared on the Windstar Cruise ship, Las Vegas to Windsor Ontario and all points in between. Over the last three years, as a result of Covid, he created his virtual series, Richard Skipper Celebrates...with over 900 episodes under his belt.
NY theatre credits include Richard Skipper Celebrates featuring the biggest names in cabaret and theater, His shows have played at St.Luke's Theater off Broadway, Urban Stages, and most cabaret venues in New York. He can be seen in the film, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. Before Covid, Richard was performing his highly acclaimed live talk/variety show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre (originated at the Triad). Originally directed by the late great Jay Rogers, The Magic of Believing (originally called From Conway to Broadway) continues and is now available for booking Richard starred in fully staged concert version of Hello, Dolly! at The Revision Theater in Asbury Park (at the Palladium Theater) with Jerry Herman's endorsement. Richard is an expert on the history of Hello, Dolly! and has done many talkbacks on the history after several wonderful regional productions of Dolly! in an effort to bring this Broadway and film classic to new generations. His most recent solo project, An Evening with Richard Skipper: The Magic of Believing, celebrates the audiences, people, places, and events that have shaped his career and life. He also presents master classes combining positivity and creativity and teaches privately. He performs regularly with Bryon Sommers and along with Michael McAssey, this show recently was the opening show at Capital Cabaret in Washington DC. Something he would love to become a tradition. and will be celebrating its 44th year in New York August 5th at the Post Office Cafe in Provincetown. He is a member of Actor's Equity.
Richard is available for booking during the holiday season.
- Winner of the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival Competition.
- Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella DVD Release with Lesley Ann Warren, Barnes & Noble
- Performer Julie Budd CD Release interview and promotion, Barnes & Noble.
- Produced and Hosted 50th anniversary celebration of the Hello, Dolly! at Sardi’s NY with original cast members.
- Four MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs)
- Bistro Award
- Cabaret Scenes Magazine; ‘Top of the Century Premiere Cabaret Acts’
- Cabaret Hotline; ‘Top Ten Cabaret Performers’
Richard continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes especially Arts in Education, The Entertainment Community (formerly-The Actors Fund), and GLAAD.