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  • Vilanch: A Divine ‘Hair’ Apparent

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Two minutes into the interview, Bruce Vilanch kvetches about pantyhose. The hefty actor dons them eight times a week to play Edna Turnblad, the plus-size Baltimore hausfrau in the hit musical "Hairspray," now at the Pantages Theatre.

    As the, er, hair apparent to the role created by...

  • Comedy Writer to the Stars

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Bruce Vilanch, comedy writer to the stars, picks up the phone. "Jew speaking," he says.

    Emmy Award-winning Vilanch, 51, is one of the drollest Jews in Hollywood. He has penned the awards shows for the Tonys, the Emmys and the Grammys; he has co-written the last nine Academy Awards...