Richard Skipper's work is endorsed and supported by Carol Channing herself, as well as many of Channing's friends and colleagues. Skipper has appeared at Carnegie Hall, with Channing and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, and has shared stages with some of the greatest legends in show business. Some highlights include a tribute to Carol Channing at The American Theatre Wing Gala honoring Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, and Tommy Tune. He also did the FIRST benefit performance for The Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Endowment For The Arts with Carol Channing, Harry Kullijian, Marge Champion, Joe Franklin, Rex Reed, Ervin & Edith Drake in attendance. His special guest star that night was Neil Sedaka. Carol Channing wrote, "For public dissemination-- Letter of appreciation to a friend and artist to Richard Skipper from Carol Channing. June 12th 2007 Dear friend Richard Skipper, In New York in 2007, at a gala event celebration for the American Theatre Wing, you brought a surprise to us. You performed for a newcomer to the field of entertainment, a Ms. Carol Channing. She is young, beautiful, and inexperienced but you honored her anyway. Richard, you helped bring the audience to celebrate a great legend. The following evening you had prepared a venue for a gift to a Foundation for the Arts. Again, Carol Channing was honored by you. You are donating the revenue to the Dr. Carol Channing Foundation for the Arts. These funds will be used to reestablish arts in education for the 6.5 million public school students in California. Hopefully, this will become an avalanche and a boon for our kids. Thank you Richard for your continued assistance to restore society with a rich culture that brings honor to us all." Other career highlights have include long running engagements at Trump's Taj Mahal and The Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City, engagements at Casino Windsor and The Windsor Hilton Hotel in Windsor, Ontario, The Friars Club, the Russian Tea Room, Tavern on the Green, Le Cirque an appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and WINDSTAR CRUISE LINE. Look for Richard in the upcoming documentary, CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE.
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