Bruce Kimmel has had a long and varied career. He wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie
hit, The First Nudie Musical. 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. He
also co-created the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez. As an actor,
Mr. Kimmel has guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the Seventies,
including Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, The Partridge Family, The Donny and Marie Show
and many others.
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theater music on CD, having
produced over one hundred and twenty-five albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for
producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I
Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy. He created the critically acclaimed Lost In
Boston and Unsung Musicals series, has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy,
Liz Callaway, Laurie Beechman, Paige O'Hara, Christiane Noll, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, Brent
Barrett, Jason Graae, Randy Graff, 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.
He is currently at work directing a new film, and he has adapted The First Nudie Musical for the
stage. Mr. Kimmel lives in California, where he was born and raised.