|Full Name||Bruce Stewart Kimmel|
|Birthdate||December 8, 1947|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, United States|
Bruce Stewart Kimmel was born on December 8, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. He is an American producer, writer and actor.
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.
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".
Mr. Kimmel is the author of twenty-one books: his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy ("Benjamin Kritzer", "Kritzerland", and "Kritzer Time"); the mysteries "Writer's Block" and "Rewind"; his Adriana Hofstetter mysteries - "Murder at Hollywood High", "Murder at the Grove", "Murder at the Hollywood Historical Society", "Murder at the Masquers", "Murder at the School Musical", "Murder at the Hollywood Division" and "Murder at the Magic Castle"; his young adult western, "Red Gold", as well as his collection of short fiction, "How to Write a Dirty Book and Other Stories", and his two memoirs, "There's Mel, There's Woody, and There's You: My Life in the Slow Lane" and "Album Produced By". In recent years he published the comic novel, "Patrick Bronstein Presents" (2016), "Thrill Ride" (2017), "GEE" (2018), "Simply - A Lifetime of Lyrics" (2020), a compendium of his lyrics from 1962 to now, and "Some Days Are Murder" (2021).
Updated June 18, 2021