A Short Biography. . .
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 700 interviews for his blog celebrating people in the arts and is currently focused on public relations and promotions. He has appeared on stages as an actor and on concert stages as himself, Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, most notably, Carol Channing! He has, however, shifted gears in his career. Now add publicist to his list of titles!
2015 was a busy year for Mr. Skipper. Richard has taken on new clients including American Popular Song Society (formerly New York Sheet Music Society), David Meulemans, Donna Hayes, Jimmie Bush Jr., Julie Budd, Jerry Costanzo, Kim Grogg Marin, Randi Levine-Miller’s Showstoppers at The Triad Theatre, NYC, Gretchen Reinhagen, Peggy Eason, Linda Kosut, The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin (South Shore Theatricals), The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (film), and others.
Richard was the associate producer of the 2010, 2012, 2013 Bistro Awards. He produced Peggy Herman’s CD Release Party at Feinsteins, directed by Peter Glebo and Tommy Tune, and it was an SRO success. He also produced Pamela Luss’ run at The Metropolitan Room, NYC. He writes a blog called Richard Skipper Celebrates celebrating artists and their body of “worth” with a huge readership.
Richard can be seen in Dori Berenstein’s CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE.
Richard also continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes, especially Arts in Education. Other highlights in Richard’s career include performing the role of Dolly Levi as Carol Channing at Asbury Park’s Paramount Theater in a special benefit performance of “Hello Dolly!” with a cast of 125 and a 25 piece orchestra; 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 currently has a monthly show running at The Triad Theatre in NYC called Richard Skipper Celebrates, an old fashioned Talk/Variety Show, which encourages us to celebrate each and every day and the gems hidden therein. Keep checking Schedule Page for Updates.