An accomplished director, choreographer, playwright, and performer, Bridel’s work in these disciplines has been seen at the Mark Taper Forum, Odyssey Theater, Ford Amphitheatre, the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble, Broad Stage, Boston Court, and Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles; Classic Stage Company, the BMI Musical Workshop, and the Bound for Broadway series in New York; at Shakespeare & Company and Barrington Stage in Mass.; the Roy Hart Theatre in France; in opera houses in Los Angeles, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Mexico City, Santiago and Madrid; on screen (PBS Great Performances and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars); and at festivals and theaters in the U.S., U.K., Israel, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Austria and Brazil.
Bridel’s original plays Lunatics and Actors, I Gelosi and Sublimity are published by Original Works Press. He is the winner of an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Initiatives, a cultural engagement grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, an Entertainment Weekly Special Events Award, an Anna Sosenko Musical Theater Award, and a Zumberge Award. He is co-author of Clowns: In Conversation With Modern Masters, published by Routledge.
He sits on the board of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers, and he is the founding director of The Clown School in Los Angeles.