Bill Rudman, 53, is an award-winning broadcaster, the co-founder of Harbinger Records, and the executive director of The Musical Theater Project.
For 23 years he has produced, written and hosted the weekly radio series, Footlight Parade. Since 1983 he has also produced recordings devoted to the songwriting masters of theater and film – albums featuring such artists as Peggy Lee and Maxine Sullivan – distributed by Angel/EMI, Atlantic Jazz, Stash and Painted Smiles, among other labels.
Bill has created many musical-theater revues and concerts celebrating the song legacy of Broadway and Hollywood. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Musical Theater Project
If ever there were an art form that speaks “in American,” it’s the Broadway and Hollywood musical. That’s because we Americans created it – and its impact on our cultural history is incalculable. Our everyday conversations are laced with quotations from its lyrics, and its classic melodies fill the air in everything from contemporary recordings to radio and television ads.
The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) is a nonprofit organization formed to help keep this uniquely American art form alive, and to help foster its development for the pleasure of future generations.
One of TMTP’s programs is the nationally syndicated radio show Footlight Parade, distributed free of charge to public radio stations nationwide. But the organization also produces and creates an array of educational programs for people of all ages.
For more information, and to learn how your tax-deductible TMTP Membership can help further our work, please visit www.MusicalTheaterProject.org.