Richard Skipper Celebrates Hechter Ubarry (9/08/2021)

For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/a0I3JuTDtoc Hechter Ubarry began his professional career after graduating from the High School of Performing Arts in 1965. He left high school a month early to perform with Raul Julia in a production of Bye Bye Birdie in San Antonio, Texas. Returning to New York he was cast in a new Broadway show, The Royal Hunt Of The Sun starring Christopher Plummer.  During his stint in Spanish theatre he learned about a bus and truck production of Man of La Mancha. He auditioned for its choreographer Jack Cole and was hired. He then joined the Broadway production of La Mancha and was invited to do every major production of Man of La Mancha which lasted almost 3 decades. Ubarry continued with his Broadway work as the Prince's brother in Chu Chem, the first Chinese/Jewish musical. He got his first film role as Moonlight in The Cross And The Switchblade with Pat Boone and Erik Estrada directed by film actor Don Murray. His film career has led him to work in Europe with international film stars such as Dominique Sanda, Helmut Griem and Jean Pierre Leaud, (Ubarry spoke his lines in English and each Star spoke in their native language). He may be best known, however as Rico the drug kingpin in 1988's blockbuster Crocodile Dundee II. Ubarry 's cabaret performances began at Danny's Skylight Room in 2002. In 2011 Ubarry met Barry Kleinbort and Christopher Denny and another musical adventure began. Their first collaboration Call Me Papo is now available on youTube. This musical team is now working on their next show, Hechter Ubarry: On Stage which premieres at The Green Room 42 at the Yotel Hotel on Saturday, Oct.16 and Sunday Oct.17 at 7:00 pm. 

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