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Bruce Vilanch

 
Date of Birth: November 23, 1948 (74)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Edna Turnblad 
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]

Writing

Playwright
Additional Material
Bookwriter
Additional Material
Playwright
Additional Material
Bookwriter
Additional Material
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Bruce Vilanch News

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's This Month Photo JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

Jim Caruso's Cast Party will return to the West Coast for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 at 7pm. The 'extreme open mic' will take place at Feinstein's at Vitello's, located at 4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.

Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red B Photo Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.

Pittsburgh CLO Presents HERE YOU COME AGAIN in January Photo Pittsburgh CLO Presents HERE YOU COME AGAIN in January
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO presents a new musical, HERE YOU COME AGAIN written by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre, and Tricia Paoluccio, with songs by Dolly Parton (and others) January 12 ‚Äď 29 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. HERE YOU COME AGAIN is presented by Pittsburgh CLO Kara Cabaret Series and produced in association with The Pittsburgh Playhouse.

JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Feinstein's at Vitello's Next Week Photo JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Feinstein's at Vitello's Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

Jim Caruso‚Äôs Cast Party returns to the West Coast for two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17 at 7pm.¬†¬†The ‚Äúextreme open mic‚ÄĚ will take place at Feinstein‚Äôs at Vitello‚Äôs, located at¬†4349 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City.

Listen: Adassa and Richard Kind Kick Off New Season of Brad Forenza's AROUND THE SUN Photo Listen: Adassa and Richard Kind Kick Off New Season of Brad Forenza's AROUND THE SUN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022

Around the Sun, the episodic audio drama featuring award-winning talent from stage and screen, launches its second season on Wednesday, October 26.. New episodes drop weekly throughout fall.

Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper & More Join Santino Fontana for YOUR OWN THING Benefit Per Photo Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper & More Join Santino Fontana for YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Eddie Cooper, Lilli Cooper and Jennifer Sánchez will join Santino Fontana for Red Bull Theater's all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical suggested by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This one-night-only performance will take place Monday December 12th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space.  

Industry Pro Newsletter: A Casino in Times Square? Drabinsky Sues Equity Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: A Casino in Times Square? Drabinsky Sues Equity
by Alex Freeman - Oct 24, 2022

AEA featured prominently in industry news last week - voicing support for a casino project in Times Square, as the subject of a defamation suit from producer Garth Drabinsky, and their efforts to organize the dancers at Star Garden. All as the industry continues to work towards a new normal, while facing tremendous challenges on all fronts.

Bruce Vilanch Departs A SIGN OF THE TIMES Photo Bruce Vilanch Departs A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by Cara Joy David - Oct 24, 2022

Last week A SIGN OF THE TIMES -- was announced for a new developmental reading. The release stated the musical had ‚Äúseveral script revisions‚ÄĚ and the librettist was now Lindsey Hope Pearlman. Absent was any mention of well-known comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, the original librettist, who had been developing the show for almost a decade.

HERE YOU COME AGAIN Announced At Casa Ma√Īana This November Photo HERE YOU COME AGAIN Announced At Casa Ma√Īana This November
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2022

Casa Ma√Īana¬†will¬†present the world premiere co-production of Here You Come Again: How Dolly Saved My Life in 12 Easy Songs, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac.

Santino Fontana to Lead YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater Photo Santino Fontana to Lead YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

 RED BULL THEATER has announced that Tony Award winner Santino Fontana will lead its all-star benefit performance of Your Own Thing, the 1968 hit Off-Broadway rock musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Bruce Vilanch Videos

VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey A Johns & More Perform 'That's Broadway' in a Clip From STILL WA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jeffrey A Johns & More Perform 'That's Broadway' in a Clip From STILL WAITING IN THE WINGS

by Stage Tube - May 15, 2020

The new film Still Waiting in the Wings a?" an all-star heartwarming musical homage to Broadway a?" is available worldwide on DVD and all digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play, today, May 15, 2020. The movie is directed by Q. Allan Brocka and written by Jeffrey A. Johns and Arie Gonzalez.

VIDEO: Bruce Vilanch, Andrea Martin and Marc Shaiman Perform a Scene From HAIRSPRAY o Videoplay
VIDEO: Bruce Vilanch, Andrea Martin and Marc Shaiman Perform a Scene From HAIRSPRAY on Billy Masters LIVE

by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2020

Billy Masters had three special guests on his April 7th episode of Billy Masters Live!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Broadway at Music Circus Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Broadway at Music Circus

by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2019

The third show in the 2019 season is the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of the award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone is now on stage, starring writeractorcomedian Bruce Vilanch and featuring a cast of Broadway veterans. The show runs Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 14 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Check out video of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theate Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theater Co

by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2018

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company's 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 - December 23.

BWW TV: Chatting with The Stars Of S.T.A.G.E. 2016
by Michael Sterling - Jun 28, 2016

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) Benefit titled Sondheim 5, took place June 18th at Beverly Hills' beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in benefit of AIDS Project Los Angeles.  The much anticipated event, was once again directed by David Galligan.  Michael Orland served as Musical Director, with Choreography by Lee Martino; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the stars just prior to their first of two performances.

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below!

BWW TV: Renee Zellweger and More Attend 'ONE STARRY NIGHT' Benefit for ALS Association
by Michael Sterling - May 8, 2015

"One Starry Night: From Broadway to Hollywood," a one-night-only musical and entertainment extravaganza in benefit of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, was presented Monday, April 20 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Thanks to performances and appearances by an exciting gathering of Broadway and Hollywood talent, and the greater Los Angeles community at large, the evening raised nearly $200,000. BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Producer/Videographer Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions, spoke to the stars as they walked the red carpet prior to the evening's festivities.

VIDEO: Trailer - AVENUE Q's John Tartaglia in SILENT BUT DEADLY, Debuts Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

In New York City in 2004, a fun and raunchy little Broadway musical called Avenue Q escalated to stardom across the entertainment industry, nabbing the Tony Award for Best Musical. Leading the way was Best Actor nominee, John Tartaglia, who then went on to grace NY stages in Beauty and the Beast and Shrek: The Musical. Now, fans and audiences of the multi-talented comedian can anticipate his breakthrough performance into the world of feature films as John plays 'Dale,' the quirky manager of an offbeat retirement home in the upcoming Silent But Deadly. The comedy/horror will be screening as an Official Selection of the 8th annual Hoboken International Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown, NY this evening, June 5, 2013. Check out the trailer below!

BWW TV: Judy Kuhn, Nikki M. James & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2013

Broadway actor/singer and Epic Records recording artist Morgan James(Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family, her recent debut CD release 'Morgan James Live, a celebration of Nina Simone'), Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Passion, Les Miserables, Chess, Rags, Sunset Boulevard, the upcoming album 'All This Happiness'), six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch (TV's 'Hollywood Squares,' Broadway's Hairspray) recently previewed their upcoming 54 Below shows. Check out a sneak peek of their angagements below!

VIDEO: Trailer - AVENUE Q's John Tartaglia in SILENT BUT DEADLY
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

In New York City in 2004, a fun and raunchy little Broadway musical called Avenue Q escalated to stardom across the entertainment industry, nabbing the Tony Award for Best Musical. Leading the way was Best Actor nominee, John Tartaglia, who then went on to grace NY stages in Beauty and the Beast and Shrek: The Musical. Now, fans and audiences of the multi-talented comedian can anticipate his breakthrough performance into the world of feature films as John plays 'Dale,' the quirky manager of an offbeat retirement home in the upcoming Silent But Deadly. The comedy/horror will be screening as an Official Selection of the 8th annual Hoboken International Film Festival at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown, NY on the evening of June 5, 2013. Check out the trailer below!


Bruce Vilanch Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bruce Vilanch been in?
Bruce Vilanch has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Bruce Vilanch been in?
Bruce Vilanch has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Bruce Vilanch written?
Bruce Vilanch has written 7 shows including Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Additional Material), An Evening With Diana Ross (Additional Material), Platinum (Bookwriter), Festival (Bookwriter), Peter Allen: Up in One (Additional Material), Bette! Divine Madness (Additional Material), Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (Playwright).