The trajectory of Richard Skipper’s career has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. Known by many people in every aspect of the business, Richard Skipper is known for his hands-on approach to the individuals he is working with. Look no further than Richard Skipper Celebrates! He has conducted over 800 interviews for his blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently focused on his critically acclaimed and audience-pleasing series Richard Skipper Celebrates, a talk-variety show format.
2018 has already been a busy year for Mr. Skipper. In addition to the monthly shows at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (through June 24th), Richard will also be producing the final show of the season for The American Popular Song Society (Cabaret and Cole on June 9th, Cole Porter’s birthday, celebrating the heavy influence he still has over cabaret with an all-star Cabaret Cast).
In the past, Richard was associate producer of 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He produced the late Peggy Herman’s CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He writes a blog called Richard Skipper Celebrates celebrating artists and their body of “worth” with a huge readership.
Richard also continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education. Other highlights in Richard’s career include a Theatre Wing tribute to Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, and James Earl Jones; benefit performances for the Dr. Carol Channing Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts with Carol and the late Harry Kullijian in attendance and special guest star Neil Sedaka! Richard Skipper has also performed at the 21 Club at the request of Arlene Dahl, The Regent (special performance for Carol Channing!), Le Cirque for Joey Adams’ 85th Birthday; on numerous occasions for the NY Post’s gossip columnist Cindy Adams; The New York Historical Society with Claire Bloom, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Mills, Tony Roberts, and George Shearing and a “Get Out And Vote” Rally for New Jersey’s late Senator Lautenberg with Chad Allen.
Richard’s show encourages us to celebrate each and every day and the gems hidden therein. Keep checking Schedule Page for Updates.
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