Bruce Vilanch Poster


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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 23 November 1948New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Bruce Vilanch was born on November 23, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Get Bruce (1999), Pride: The Gay & Lesbian Comedy Slam (2010) and Hollywood Squares (1998).

Trade Mark (1)

Wild, blonde-gray locks, thick red glasses and gay-suggestive tee-shirts

Trivia (6)

Attended Ohio State University in the 1960s as a theater and journalism student.
Had a musical comedy background, claiming to have done every Stubby Kaye role there was.
Hefty, quipping, American gag writer who turned celebrity after becoming a wisecracking regular on the revamped Hollywood Squares (1998) game show (located next to Whoopi Goldberg in the left-center square).
Known to be an able provider of topical joke material for Academy Award hosts (notably Billy Crystal). Also for comedy personalities on the road such as Bette Midler.
Playing Edna Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, recently played by Michael McKean and originated by Harvey Fierstein. [October 2004]
Starring as Edna Turnblad in the national tour of the Broadway smash hit, Hairspray. [September 2003]

Personal Quotes (1)

"Musicals have clearly gotten more physical. You never saw Ethel Merman doing step aerobics. The real culprit in all this is not even the costume designer but the choreographer, that malicious spawn of Gwen Verdon and Satan." -- commenting on his strenuous undertaking in the tour of "Hairspray".

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