Richard Skipper Celebrates December with Special Guest Star Kathryn Crosby

Richard Skipper Celebrates December!

At The Laurie Beechman Theater

Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00pm   


Join host Richard Skipper for a festive holiday show with special guests: Award-winning singer/songwriter Bobby Belfry; Ann Kittredge,  a lifelong performing artist who has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at major venues across the country; Sidney Myer, who Theater Pizzazz calls a “Nurturer, Evangelist, Iconoclastic Talent”; and cabaret singer Deborah Stone!



Kathryn Crosby!  

Richard Skipper Celebrates harkens back to shows like The Judy Garland Show, Andy Williams, The Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans Christmas Show, Mr. Magoo’s A Christmas Carol  

And of course, those Bing Crosby Christmas Specials!

Let Us Kickstart December on a Positive Note!

Richard Skipper Celebrates is where the entertainment world comes together!


If I believed in magic, I would say that the transformation of the Laurie Beechman Theater to a combination of Hollywood sound stage, Broadway musical and Golden Age TV variety show was the result of supernatural powers. RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES, expertly produced by Russ Woolley, and starring Richard Skipper is a marvelously entertaining safe haven for audiences, performers and musicians to express themselves in an atmosphere of community and love. Richard is a true show business master who makes everyone in the room feel important. That’s because he truly believes it, but more than that, he lives it every day. Do NOT miss an opportunity to experience the unique joy of any RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES show!  – Larry Kerchner Wilmington, DE


Russ Woolley proudly presents ‘Richard Skipper Celebrates’ at The Laurie Beechman Theater on Theater Row

Richard Skipper Celebrates is a talk/variety show that encourages people to celebrate each and every day and each other. This wildly popular show format in which Skipper builds the show around the date booked, allows him to create a different show every time, so whether you’re there to Celebrate Natalie Schafer’s (of Gilligan’s Island fame) Birthday or because you’re a die-hard fan, you’re always guaranteed a great time!

“All of Richards shows are wonderful. And, I for one have been very fortunate to be a part of some. And it’s always a thrilling experience for his guest performers and his audience.  Nobody does it better”. -Warren Schein

This format ensures that every show is different – featuring The Richard Skipper Celebrates band (also new every month).


December’s show features Tracy Stark on piano; percussionist Donn Kelly, bassist Matt Scharfglass and Erik Lawrence on Sax.  

You Never Know Who You Might See There and What Might Happen!  

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Pictured from November 5th Show: Shana Farr, Denise Spann-Morgan, Leanne Borghesi, Richard Skipper, Jesse Luttrell, Phyllis Pastore, Producer Russ Woolley (Photo credit: Michael Lee Stever)


Multi-award winner and critically acclaimed Richard Skipper has an almost 40 year career, which has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate and theater historian. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates! he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Joyce Bulifant, Linda Purl, Don Most, Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little and David France, author of “How To Survive A Plague,” Patty Farmer, author of “Starring the Plaza” and “Playboy Laughs.”


“What a great show. I had such a nice time, and the audience was having a lot of fun. Richard Skipper is a great interviewer and his ability think on his feet, joke and make the audience feel comfortable is a talent. Congrats!!” – Shana Farr

“A truly enjoyable day! What a joy to celebrate with Richard Skipper!” -Dierdre Friel

“Thank you so much for letting me be part of your October celebration. You are a consummate showman and what’s more important, generously kind. Love you! “  -Nancy McGraw




The music charge is $30, plus a $20 food/drink menu minimum.  For information, or to order online, visit http://www.westbankcafe.com/laurie-beechman-theatre or call 845-365-0720. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at 407 W. 42nd Street, NYC 10036 | 212.695.6909  

This series is Partially sponsored by Wright Bros. Real Estate – Nyack, NY

Please visit www.RichardSkipper.com for more info.

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