BRUCE KIMMEL

Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL (currently available in a Special Edition DVD.) He performed those same duties on his second film THE CREATURE WASN'T NICE (aka NAKED SPACE, with Leslie Nielsen, Cindy Williams and Patrick Macnee. With David Wechter he co-created the story for the hit fim,THE FACULTY, directed by Robert Rodriguez.

As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest starred on most of the long running television shows of the 1970's, including; "Happy Days," "Laverne and Shirley," "The Partridge Family," "The Donny and Marie Show," "Alice," "M.A.S.H.," and many others.

Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 135 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly!, and he also created the critically acclaimed Lost In Boston and Unsung Musicals series. Mr. Kimmel has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Liz Callaway, Laurie Beechman, Sally Mayes, Christiane Noll, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, Brent Barrett, Jason Graae, Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley, and has worked with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Elaine Stritch and Dorothy Loudon. He has also produced many off-Broadway and Broadway cast albums, including the hit revival of The King and I, starring Lou Diamond Philips and Donna Murphy, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret and Bells Are Ringing starring Faith Prince.

Mr. Kimmel's first novel, Benjamin Kritzer, was published in June of 2002 and was followed by two sequels, Kritzerland and the final volume in the trilogy, Kritzer Time. His fourth novel, Writer's Block, a mystery set in the world of musical theatre in 1969, was published in 2004 to excellent reviews. His latest, Rewind, has just come out. He also directed (and wrote most of) a critically-acclaimed musical revue, What If?, which played to sold out houses last year, and he has just completed writing a new play, a thriller entitled Deceit, which will open in January 2006 at the El Portal Theatre. Filmography 12/3/05

- Last Updated: 4/4/09