About Larry

Larry Strickler wears many hats. He is an educator, entertainer and lecturer. He began his career when he was five years old, appearing on the "Milton Berle Texaco Star Theatre," "The Jackie Gleason Show," The Uncle Don Radio Show" and several others.

Larry was a band singer and MC and an activities director in the Catskill Mountains resort area in upstate New York State for decades. He directed activities at the iconic Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello for 26 years until it was sold in November, 2013. Larry is featured in the award-winning documentary, "Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Resort." He held the same position for 22 years at the famed Hotel Brickman in South Fallsburg. Earlier he did stints at the Flagler, Gilberts and The Grand Mountain Hotel. 

As an educator, Larry, a history and theatre teacher, rose to Assistant principal of the prestigious public high school, Edward R. Murrow in Brooklyn, New York. Earlier he taught at Sheepshead Bay High School and Seth Low Junior High School. He is a recently retired administrator in the Admissions Office at Baruch College in Manhattan. His responsibilities included giving lectures at high schools in the metropolitan area on "How To Navigate the College Admissions

Larry and his wife, Shelly were jointly honored in 2017 with the Brooklyn College Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

As a multi-media lecturer, Larry's topics are as varied as his expertise. He presents a movies series, a Catskills retrospective, a look back at the Golden Age of Television and the Coming of Age of the Broadway musical. 

Larry lives in Brooklyn, New York and Boynton Beach, Florida with his wife Shelly, a prominent New York City broadcast journalist. He has three daugthers and nine grandchildren. 

Larry entertaining at Kutsher's
Larry entertaining at Kutsher's