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BRUCE VILANCH has sung in all the major opera houses of the world, but no one has ever heard him as he was locked in the family rest room by staff until he promised to stop. so he had to settle for a career as a writer, actor, comedian, stripper, you name it you book it you got it. he has won six Emmys for his television writing, including a pair for two of his 23 Oscar broadcasts. on Broadway, he starred as Baltimore’s legendary housefrau edna turnblad in Hairspray, ironing there for a year and another year on the road, including the Pantages in nearby hollywood. for six years, he was a hollywood square, just to the left of whoopi, if that is possible. a film about his exploits, Get Bruce, was made in 1999 by the Weinstein brothers. in the classical world, he is the veteran of many, many peter & the wolfs. aren’t you?