With 42 years in the entertainment industry under his belt, Richard Skipper has excelled in most areas of show business. From Conway, South Carolina, he moved to NY in 1979 to pursue a career as an actor. He is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Eventually, it was his gift of gab and quick wit AND singing that led him to the variety stages of Atlantic City and Las Vegas and many points in between. Eventually, he began a blog to chronicle the history of Hello, Dolly!. His blog, Richard Skipper Celebrates led its way into a talk/variety series that ran for 2 1/2 years.
And now he's a popular radio host.
*Winner of the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival Competition.
*Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella DVD Release with Leslie Ann Warren, Barnes & Noble
*Performer Julie Budd CD Release interview and promotion, Barnes & Noble.
*Produced and Hosted 50th anniversary celebration of the Hello, Dolly! at Sardi’s NY with original cast members.
*Four MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs)
*Cabaret Scenes Magazine; ‘Top of the Century Premiere Cabaret Acts’
*Cabaret Hotline; ‘Top Ten Cabaret Performers’
Richard continues to raise money for many worthwhile causes especially Arts in Education, The Actors Fund, and GLAAD.
Richard Skipper Celebrates is like a breath of fresh air; and, WCJS Radio is proud to include Richard as a member of its host family.