A Short Biography. . .

2020 marks Richard Skipper's 41st year in New York. He is an entertainer, MC, HOST, Interviewer. His show Streams on Most platforms. 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, Actor and Animal Trainer Brian Michael Hoffman, Melissa Manchester, Lesley Ann Warren, Sue Matsuki and David Sabella (authors of So You Want To Sing Cabaret?), Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, 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 has taken his critically acclaimed and audience pleasing one man show, An Evening with Richard Skipper: From Conway to Broadway 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!

Under Richard Skipper Celebrates!, Richard's guests included Beth Fowler, Anita Gillette, Ann Kittredge, Hilary Kole, 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 continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education The Actors Fund, and GLAAD.

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 online presentations on the history of this show.

Also, save the date! Richard will be at The American Popular Song Society in NYC on February 8th celebrating the 40th anniversary of his arrival in NYC with a new solo show co-written and directed by Jay Rogers and produced by Russ Woolley.

(Updated on July 3, 2020)