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Date of Birth 8 December 1947Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBruce Stewart Kimmel

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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 has written four novels, a trilogy, comprised of Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time, Writer's Block and Rewind. He has a new novel coming out this fall and recently launched a new record label Kritzerland. he has written a new play called Deceit that will open in Los Angeles in January 2006.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Shayne

Spouse (1)

Kathryn Kimmel (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

On many of the albums he produces, he records as Guy Haines. (Guy Haines was the name of the character played by Farley Granger in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, "Strangers On A Train.").
Has co-written and composed the score for the new musical, "The Brain From Planet X" for which he also staged. The new musical will have a try out run at the Camino Theater in East Hollywood. It will have its premiere December 8, 2006. [November 2006]
Hard at work an juggling many balls in the air. He is preparing for the opening of his new play Deceit at the El Portal Theater in Los Angeles (January 2006. He has directed actor/singer Kevin Spirtas new cabaret show which has been recorded live for cd and DVD release. He has also launched his new record label Kritzerland. His latest release is the Off-Broadway Cast Recording of the musical The Last Starfighter. Other upcoming releases include an new Jazz album by Terry Trotter and a re-release of an out of print CD, The Music of David Shire. He is also Directing and writing the show for the anniversary of the Theater Department of LACC. Cindy Williams and Diana Canova are among the well know graduates slated to appear.

He also released his out of print cast recordings of two of his musicals Stages and Together Again on one CD. [November 2005]
Preparing a stage version of his cult favorite The First Nudie Musical. Preparing an all star tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David for a performance in New York City in December [November 2008]
His autobiography: "There's Mel, There's Woody and There's You: My Life In The Slow Lane is published. [May 2010]

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What is it, fish?

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