Bruce Kimmel

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Bio from
The Brain From Planet X

Bruce Kimmel (Co-Author, Composer/Lyricist, Director) Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical (currently available in a Special Edition DVD). With David Wechter, he co-created the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez and was a writer/producer on Penn and Teller's Bullshit! for Showtime. As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s. Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 150 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 many of today's best-known musical theatre performers, including Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, Christiane Noll, Liz Callaway, Brent Barrett, Jason Graae, Randy Graff, Rebecca Luker, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, Petula Clark, Helen Reddy and many others, and he has also produced many off-Broadway and Broadway cast albums. Mr. Kimmel is the author six novels, his acclaimed coming-of-age trilogy comprised of Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland and Kritzer Time, and his two mysteries, Writer's Block, which is set in the world of musical theatre in 1969, and Rewind, which is set in the world of the recording industry. His latest, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories, was published in October 2006, and his new mystery, Murder At Hollywood High will be published in October 2007. Mr. Kimmel directed (and wrote most of) a critically acclaimed musical revue, What If? and directed the world premiere of The Brain From Planet X in December of 2006. He has recently directed one-person shows for Linda Purl, Kevin Spirtas, and Joan Ryan.