I am Celebrating 44 years in the entertainment industry this year. I have been blessed to excel in many areas of show business.
I left Conway, South Carolina in 1979, to pursue a career as an actor in NY. I am a proud member of Actors Equity.
Eventually, my gift of gab and quick wit, along with my love of Singing led me to a variety of stages from Atlantic City to Las Vegas.
My original blog to chronicle the history of (Hello Dolly) morphed into a talk/variety series called , "Richard Skipper Celebrates."
This series which ran for 3 years is now syndicated on most popular podcast platforms and YouTube. After three years of not performing due to the pandemic, I'm returning to LIVE performance in 2023! As of this writing, I'm booked at Crazy Aunt Helen's (Link: https://www.crazyaunthelens.com/events) on March 18th. The show is called Plate Spinners, Jugglers, ...and Richard Skipper!: Tales of a LIFETIME in Show Business! Now available for Booking!
*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.
Three Long Running shows in Atlantic City as headliner
*Four MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs)
*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.