About. . .

2021 marks Richard Skipper's 42nd year in New York. He is an entertainer, MC, HOST, and Conversationalist. His show, Richard Skipper Celebrates streams almost daily on YouTube and most podcast platforms . He has had over a thousand public conversations celebrating people in the arts and other walks of life. . Interviews have included Joyce Bulifant, songwriting team Richard Maltby Jr. And David Shire, Mary Jo Catlett, Kathleen Nolan, Lesley Ann Warren, Ruta Lee, the late Carol Channing, Billy Gilman, best selling author Michael Angelo Costa, Melissa Manchester, and George Chakiris. He was featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Cabaret Scenes, was nominated for a Broadway World Award for his ongoing online series and was selected one of the heroes of the theatre in the premiere edition of Encores Magazine.

Under Richard Skipper Celebrates! (The live talk/variety series prior to Covid), Richard's guests included Beth Fowler, Carole Demas, Ann Kittredge, Marilyn Maye, Melba Moore, Lee Roy Reams, Jana Robbins, and Stacy Sullivan among others. A tour-de-force Cabaret show with top names in musical entertainment meeting to talk and perform, with songs, stories and recollections of lifetimes and moments in show business, each show was designed around the particular date when it was scheduled, and featured special guests who choose songs from the past and recent history of both Cabaret and Broadway that had a relationship to that date, and shared their own stories and journeys in an intimate cabaret setting. Beck Lee from Media Blitz described the experience as, "Joel Grey crossed with Charlie Rose, with a soupcon of Bette Midler thrown in for good measure." He interviews and writes under Richard Skipper Celebrates celebrating artists and their body of "worth" with a huge platform and followers.

Richard also hosts a bi monthly show with therapist Dr. Judi Bloom called Creativity In The Age of Covid.

Richard continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education, The Actors Fund, GLAAD, and The Broadway Mentors Program.

Richard is currently writing a 'living book' on the history of Dolly Levi... focusing on Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to the most recent national tour starring Carolee Carmelo. Check out www.CallOnDolly.com for more information. Richard is available for talkbacks and onstage hosting events.

(Updated October 28, 2021)