Bryan Schimmel

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Bryan Schimmel (19**-). Musical director and company director.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He starred in Pump Boys and Dinettes (1990).

Wrote and performed in A Handful of Keys together with Ian von Memerty since 1994.

He was the musical director for productions of A Touch of Webber...A Taste of Rice which was staged at the Sound Stage Supper Theatre from 1991 to 1992, La Cage aux Folles (1996-7), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease,We Will Rock You 2006, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2007), Rent (2007).

He has directed for the Vita Awards, M-Net's Film Awards as well as Joan Collins's visit to South Africa. Musical direction and arrangement for the Miss SA 1993 Beauty Pageant - working with the legendary Peabo Bryson. Worked alongside George Benson.

Awards, etc.

Evening Post Showtime Award 1995: Schimmel, Bryan for `A handful of keys' [script: Malcolm Terrey] (Professional: Best supporting actor).

Naledi Award award year 2009 Directing of musical production: Schimmel, Bryan for Knights of Music (Loring production).


A Handful of Keys programme notes, 19**.

Beeld, 12 August 1995.

Tucker, 1997.

Bryan Schimmel web page [].

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