Bruce Kimmel has had a long and
varied career. He wrote, directed and
starred in the cult movie hit, The First
Nudie Musical (now available on 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. 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 70s,
including Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, The Partridge Family, The Donny and Marie Show and many
Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one
of the leading producers of theater music on CD, having produced over one
hundred and thirty 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.
Mr. Kimmel is the author of two previous
books in the Kritzer saga, Benjamin Kritzer and Kritzerland.