Academy Awards Head Writer Coming to Mahwah
April 10, 2013
Vilanch has been the head writer for the past 23 Academy Award ceremonies. Bruce Vilanch has also written for hosts such as David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and James Franco. Additionally, he has written for Bette Midler, Cher, Robin Williams, Diana Ross and Star Wars Jedis. Roger Ebert praised Bruce Vilanch as being “a foil, a collaborator, a dueling partner, [and] a lateral thinker,” who helps stars and hosts move in the direction they want to go.
Audiences may recognize Bruce Vilanch for his years on television’s Hollywood Squares with Whoopi Goldberg and for his Broadway run as “Edna Turnblad” in the smash hit “Hairspray.” Vilanch has also been featured in the TV-movie “It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas” and the documentary “Get Bruce!”