Bruce Vilanch to Host Fire Island Dance Festival
By: Brian Scott Lipton Â· Jun 26, 2009 Â· Long Island
Bruce Vilanch will host the 15th Annual Fire Island Dance Festival, which is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 in the Fire Island Pines.
This year’s festival will feature performances by Keigwin + Company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, Danny Tidwell, Jodi Melnick, Feliciano Dance Company, ZviDance, and a piece d’occasion by choreographer Christopher Huggins.
Vilanch played Edna Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray and appeared Off-Broadway in Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Telll and his solo show, Bruce Vilanch: Almost Famous. Vilanch has contributed material to numerous Academy Awards broadcasts and has worked extensively with such performers as Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, and Joan Rivers.