Who is Bruce?
Emmy Award Winner and celebrated writer Bruce Vilanch is best known within Hollywood circles, TV audiences will recognize Bruce from his days on the syndicated Hollywood Squares which featured Whoopi Goldberg.
But Oscar audiences will know Bruce's hysterical writing for hosts Billy Crystal, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin and many other Oscar hosts during the past 20+ years, including the hysterical Billy Crystal/Jack Palance segment on the annual show.
On Television, he has written many of the classic Donny & Marie TV shows as well as the hysterical Brady Bunch Variety Show starring Florence Henderson.
In addition, Bruce has written for most of the Annual TV Land Awards TV specials, was the head writer for all the Comic Relief specials starring Whoopi, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, the American Comedy Award TV specials, The People's Choice Awards, many Bette Midler TV specials and Concert tours, including Diva Las Vegas, Ol Red Hair Is Back, Bette Midler 1976 TV Special and Divine Madness as well as countless TV specials starring Barry Manilow, Paul Lynde and many others.
Bruce has appeared in countless fund raising concerts as host and stand-up comic and has starred in his own comedy concerts. On Broadway, Bruce starred as Edna Turnblatt in the hit musical Hairspray and appeared as himself in the documentary film Get Bruce!
Bruce continues to tour throughout the country as a solo comic and with Judy Gold in Big & Tall