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RICHARD SKIPPER as CAROL CHANNING

RICHARD SKIPPER is a two-time winner of the MAC (MANHATTAN ASSOCIATION OF CABARET) Award...three time nominee... and the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement in Impersonation, a recent nominee of an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England), and a member of THE FRIARS. Skipper has been wowing audiences and critics alike around the country and Canada, most recently, Skipper just had a very successful return engagement performance at the historic Glove Theatre in Gloversville, NY, and was the key note speaker at the annual IGCITA (International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators & Tribute Artists) in Las Vegas & for The New Crown And Anchor in Provincetown, Mass (http://www.provincetown.com); other recent highlights include Carnegie Hall, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, and an appearance with Carol Channing and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Richard Skipper has taken his amazing tribute to Carol Channing successfully to Atlantic City with three long-running engagements (twice at Trump's Taj Mahal, and at The Hilton). He played three engagements at CASINO WINDSOR in Windsor, Ontario and also at The Windsor Hilton for their annual Christmas Party. Other engagements include The Ice Palace on Fire Island (for which he won two Mikey Awards for best act on Fire Island AND set new attendance records); WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE; THE BRADSTAN INN (also two engagements); GEORGIAN COURT COLLEGE (with Dody Goodman); THE OCEAN'S INN in Provincetown, MA; and the featured performer for CABARETFEST 2002 (also at The New Crown And Anchor in Provincetown, Mass.). Richard Skipper has also performed at the request of Arlene Dahl; at The Regent (special performance for Carol Channing!); at Le Cirque for Joey Adams' 85th Birthday; on numerous occasions for Cindy Adams; as a guest star in "The Impersonators" with Jamie deRoy at The Friars Club (of which he is now a member); The New York Historical Society with Clare Bloom, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Mills, Tony Roberts, and George Shearing; The New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Sam Harris at Carnegie Hall, hosted a "GET OUT AND VOTE" Rally for New Jersey's Senator Lautenberg which included Dr. Quinn's Chad Allen, Activist James Dale & Rue McClanahan, and recently shared the stage with Celeste Holm.

Richard Skipper often donates his time for benefit performances, including fund-raisers for BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, THE ACTORS' FUND, TOPA (TOWARDS OLDER PERSON AWARENESS) and Presbyterian Camp, a few of his favorite charities. In addition to the above mentioned awards, Richard was named one of the top cabaret performers of the year by Cabaret Hotline, and won the Leonardo daVinci Award for "Carol Channing's Broadway!" He is also a member of IGCITA (The International Guild Of Celebrity Impersonators & Tribute Artists).

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