Bruce Vilanch

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Edna Turnblad 

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Edna Turnblad [Replacement]


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Bruce Vilanch Movies

[1971]My Name Is Rocco Papaleo Tante Rosa

[1975]Mahogany Dress Manufacturer

[1983]Breathless Man with Purse

[1984]The Ice Pirates Wendon

[1986]The Morning After Bartender

[1988]The Drifter Cook

[2001]Circuit Theater Stage Manager

[2007]Naked Boys Singing! writer

[2008]Tru Loved Daniel

[2008]You Don't Mess with the Zohan Bruce Vilanch

[2009]Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! Uncle Max

[2009]Spring Breakdown Celebrity Judge

[2011]Sister Mary Farmer Jake

[2011]Going Down in LA-LA Land Missy Manhandler

[2012]Scrooge & Marley Fezziwig

[2012]Silent But Deadly Uncle Bruce

[2016]Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel S.I.R.I.U.S., Janus

[2017]Limelight Garrett Raynes

[2017]The MeshugaNutcracker! Yonkel Schlumperdink

[2018]Still Waiting in the Wings Chef

Bruce Vilanch TV Shows

Child of the '70s Larry Lawrence

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Bruce Vilanch News

Hollywood Club LA at The Woman's Club of Hollywood Will Present SINGER KATRINA AGUILAR IN CONCERT

Join Singer Katrina Aguilar in Concert, a Benefit for Autism Care Today at Hollywood Club LA. The event, hosted by Christopher Tenney, will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in Los Angeles. Get your tickets now!

Scottish Premiere Of New Dolly Parton Musical HERE YOU COME AGAIN Comes To Glasgow's King's Theatre in October

Here You Come Again will arrive in Glasgow as part of a major UK tour ahead of performances in the West End. The Scottish premiere of this new Dolly Parton musical brings all her biggest hits together for the first time ever in a rollicking and joyful show, fully authorised by Dolly herself.

Dolly Parton's HERE YOU COME AGAIN Will Embark on UK Tour Prior to West End Run

Following its UK Premiere in Leeds from Saturday 11 May to Saturday 8 June, Here You Come Again will embark on a major UK tour, bringing together for the first time ever all of Dolly Parton's biggest hits in a rollicking and joyful new musical, fully authorised by Dolly herself.

Interview: Greg Kalafatas Says When It Comes To HAIRSPRAY, 'You Can't Stop the Beat'

North Reading resident Greg Kalafatas was studying theater at the University of New Hampshire when a road trip with friends to see the Broadway production of “Hairspray” introduced him to a character that has become his dream role – Edna Turnblad, the  zaftig housewife-and-laundress with a big heart.

Cinephobia Releasing Joins The Naughty List With 'Making The Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas' This December

MAKING THE YULETIDE GAY: A VERY SPECIAL PAUL LYNDE CHRISTMAS unites Michael Airington as Paul Lynde, Spencer Day as Tab Hunter, David Hernandez as Sal Mineo, David Maiocco as Liberace, Jack Plotnick as Evie Harris, and Seth Rudetsky, Jackie Beat and Lady Bunny as themselves.

New Dolly Parton Musical and More Set For Leeds Playhouse Spring/Summer 2024 Season

Leeds Playhouse has announced a new Spring/Summer 24 Season, which will offer an all new programme of entertainment for all ages. Among the shows are a new Dolly Parton musical, as well as My Fair Lady, Paranormal Activity, and more!

CHRISTMAS EVE IN DIKANKA - A Musical Adaptation of a Ukrainian Story to Have Industry Reading

Get a sneak peek of the upcoming industry reading of 'Christmas Eve in Dikanka,' a captivating musical adaptation of a Ukrainian story. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Ukrainian folklore and experience the magic firsthand.


Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina Jazz Club have announced To Joni Mitchell on Her 80th Birthday, a special tribute concert, on Tuesday, November 7, at 8:30pm at Catalina. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the lifesaving services of MusiCares and Meals on Wheels of Long Beach. Get all the details here!

Chilina Kennedy, Crystal Lucas-Perry & More to Star in A SIGN OF THE TIMES Reading

A NYC reading of A Sign of the Times will take place on October 20 at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Join talented performers Chilina Kennedy, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ryan Silverman, and more as they bring this production to life. Don't miss out on this exciting event!

New LGBTQ+ Documentary BODY ELECTRIC to Premiere at SOHO International Film Festival

Discover the powerful documentary 'Body Electric' premiering at the SOHO International Film Festival. Directed by Nick Demos, this film delves into body dysmorphia and aging within the LGBTQ+ community.

CINEMA DIVERSE Is Back At Palm Springs Cultural Center

The Sixteenth edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Film Festival will soon be underway. The schedule is set and tickets and passes are now on sale. The festival, which includes forty nine feature films and over 100 short films this year, runs for two long weekends at the Palm Springs Cultural Center: September 21-24 and September 28-October 1. Films will be screening in all three of the Camelot theatres. 


Here You Come Again: How Dolly Saved My Life in Twelve Easy Songs is a charming ode to Dolly Parton, playing through August 27th at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT. Directed and choreographed by Gabriel Barre, the production is more than a jukebox piece, as it has a nicely delineated arc, though there is little suspense as to how the plot will turn out.

Video: Watch Clips of 'Islands in the Stream' and '9 to 5' From HERE YOU COME AGAIN at Goodspeed Musicals

Don't miss out on the electrifying performance of 'Islands in the Stream' and 'Here You Come Again' at Goodspeed Musicals! Watch exclusive video clips and get a sneak peek into this exciting production. Join us for a memorable musical experience that will leave you wanting more.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from HERE YOU COME AGAIN at Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed is presenting Here You Come Again, by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre and Tricia Paoluccio, directed and choreographed by Gabriel Barre at The Terris Theatre, Chester. The production features songs written or recorded by Dolly Parton (and others) and is currently running through August 27, 2023. Check out highlights from the production here!

Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Celebrates Twenty Years With Proclamations and Thrilling Talent!

On Monday, July 24, Birdland Jazz Club celebrated the landmark 20th Anniversary of its wildly popular weekly open mic night/variety show “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party.” The evening featured regular favorites, as well as special surprise guests. As usual, music director Billy Stritch held court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. Check out photos here!

Review: Whereas JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With Elegance at Birdland

It is a true wondrous achievement to have a show every week lasting 20 years, with over 1040 shows and 1840 performers.

Off Broadway Cast Recording Of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER To Be Released On JAY Records

Raise Your Hands! The Off Broadway cast recording of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. will be released on JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of the Off Broadway production who gathered this week at Manhattan Studios to lay down the tracks.

Tricia Paoluccio & Matthew Risch to Lead Bruce Vilanch's HERE YOU COME AGAIN at The Terris Theatre

Goodspeed Musicals is presenting the new musical Here You Come Again, a musical celebration of the wit and humor of Dolly Parton, and the reopening of The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., this summer. 

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER Extends for One Week at Theater 555

The Off Broadway premiere of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon has been extended for one week at Theater 555.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER Begins Performances Tomorrow at Theater 555

The Off Broadway premiere of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon will begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm at Theater 555.


Bruce Vilanch has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Bruce Vilanch has not appeared in the West End.

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).

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