Bob Bruce is the coauthor and lyricist of more than a dozen original musicals. His plays have been produced on the national and global stage, spanning from Louisiana, California, Florida, and New York all the way to Korea. Some of his titles include Lamoura and the Curse of the Voodoo Queen, Cinderella Battistella, and The Pecan Cracker. Bruce won a Big Easy Award for Best Costume Design for Cinderella Battistella and Big Easy Award for Best Original Play for Silver Scream.
Bruce attended both University of Virginia and University of New Orleans and served in the United States Navy for four years. He was a scenery and costume designer for the New Orleans Recreation Department’s Ty Tracy Theatre for thirty-two years, where he contributed to more than one hundred productions. In addition, he designed and constructed costumes and scenery for Le Petit Theatre, Le Petit’s Children’s Corner, Rivertown Repertory Theatre, Loyola University, Tulane University, the Pitt Theatre, Isidore Newman High School, and Grace Episcopal Church. For his dedication to producing shows of the highest quality, Bruce was honored with the Big Easy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
Because Bruce’s father was in the US Coast Guard, Bruce developed a love of travel and has visited all but four states. His passions lie in Broadway musicals, the music of Mahler and Prokofiev, and all things New Orleans. Bruce is a cancer survivor and lives in the Crescent City.