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"Skipper's show is not only a loving tribute to Carol Channing's dazzling life and career, but it's also a nostalgic homage to the old-fashioned, feel-good days of the classic Broadway musical... a show that can be savored by all ages and musical tastes today."
by Jed Ryan, PM Magazine

"Richard Skipper's Carol Channing is a living doll."
Carolyn Albert for Theatre Reviews Limited

Chad Jones, Oakland Tribune and Vice President - Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
San Francisco Radio blurb - Jerry Friedman, critic
Cabaret Hotline - April 14th, 2000 - Stu Hamstra
Richard Edgcomb, WDVR FM 89.7 and 91.9 Jersey Public Radio - 6/2/2000
"All Live & No Lip Synch... The One & Only Richard Skipper!" by Ken Spaulding.

"... absolutely the best impersonator I've ever seen."
Jerry Friedman, KGO Radio and President - Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

"...Richard Skipper's resemblance to Channing in voice and appearance was downright scary."
Sandy Posnak, Whoot Magazine

"...His interaction with the audience is also impressive, the characterization never slips, is always funny, and rejoices in excellent timing."
Maya Amis, New York Theatre Wise

"...Richard Skipper's impersonation of Carol Channing is one of the wonders of the modern world: every gesture, attitude and ad lib is hilariously right."
New York City Search

"...Skipper, who does Carol Channing flawlessly, has a voice that undoubtedly left many people in the audience disbelieving it was a live show."
Richard Mancino, Jr., At The Shore

Mr. Skipper was again spectacular as Ms. Channing - somehow able to extemporize a proper Channing response to just about every occasion that arises!
--Stu Hamstra, CABARET HOTLINE

   

ARTICLES
Who Could Ask For Anything More... - NY Sheet Music Society
Weston teen performs at New York cabaret, TheWestonForum.com, 8/29/09 by Patricia Gay
Hello, Dolly! Weston High's production has Channing connection, Arts & Leisure, March 19, 2009
Hats off to Hello Dolly!, TheWestonForum.com, 2/18/09 by Patricia Gay
Tribute Artist Richard Skipper Channels Carol Channing on blogtalkradio
Chills At The Paramount Theatre, triCityNews
This 'Dolly' isn't a clone, he's an admirer, The Star Ledger- NJ.com
Cates, Skipper, Weitzer, et al. Set for Hello, Dolly! Benefit, www.TheaterMania.com
Skipper, Karel, Cates, Weitzer and More to Star in Hello, Dolly! Benefit, www.Playbill.com
Richard Skipper is Carol Channing June 14th, www.BroadwayWorld.com
Dancers Over 40 Spring Fling, www.dancersover40.org
Skipper'll Never Go Away Again: Carol Channing In Concert Michael Musto, La Daily Musto
Hello Richard - Tommy Garrett's Canyon News
Ace of cakes pays homage to Carol Channing - Staten Island Advance
Diamonds Are An Audiences Best Friend - NY Sheet Music Society
Channeling a Broadway diva - Washington Blade
Channeling Channing :: Richard Skipper on "Carol Channing in Concert" - Edge
Entertainer returns home, earns key to city - The Sun News
Hello, Carol! Cabaret Performer Richard Skipper - Metrostage
Richard Skipper lives to be Broadway star... - Victoria Shouldis For the Monitor
A HOOT AND A HOWL - Theater is a real drag... - by patrick folliard
That Long Tobacco Road...Carol Channing - by Laura Deni.
THE MAC AWARDS - Read about the 2000 MAC Awards.
TALKINBROADWAY - An article by John (V.J.) Gillespie
Impressions of Richard Skipper as Carol Channing by Sal Monetti
An Interview with Richard as Carol by David de Alba


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A FEW QUOTES.......

"Richard Skipper as Carol Channing (Don't Tell Mama) There is no one in this town, or any other, who is so convincing as Richard doing Channing. His shows are always gems - diamonds to be exact."

Cabaret Hotline Feb.-March, 1997

"...95% dazzlingly perfect impersonation + 5% shrewd but - loving impersonation = 100% hilarious . I certainly had a swell time."

Roy, Sander, Back Stage, June , 1997

"...The hilarious Richard Skipper, impersonator of Carol Channing, has done it again!"

Howie Rapp, The Clinton Chronicle,

Fall, 1997

"...Skipper, who does Judy Garland and Carol Channing switches between characters flawlessly, and has a voice that undoubtedly left many people in the audience disbelieving it was a live show."

Richard Mancino, Jr., At The Shore

"...Richard Skipper performed flawlessly as Judy Garland...His resemblance to Channing in voice and appearance was downright scarey."

Whoot Magazine, review by

Sandy Posnak, July 31, 1997

"...Richard Skipper as Judy and Carol brings a touch of class to a show that will delight just about everyone...he looks like, and most definately sounds like, his characters."

Pinky's Corner, Whoot Magazine -

July 24, 1997

"...His interaction with the audience is also impressive, the characterization never slips, is always funny, and rejoices in excellent timing."

Maya Amis, New York Theatre Wise

"...Richard Skipper's impersonation of Carol Channing is one of the wonders of the modern world: every gesture, attitude and ad lib is hilariously right."

New York City Search, June, 1997