Bruce Adler was an American Broadway actor, who provided the singing voice for the Peddler in Aladdin and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He also had a voice role in Disney's 1991 animated film, Beauty and the Beast. Born in New York City, Adler made his stage debut at an early age, appearing with his parents at the London Palladium with Sophie Tucker in the 1950s. He continued to appear in Yiddish theatre throughout his life as well as appearing in mainstream American theatre.
He made his Broadway debut as Ali Hakim, the Peddler, in the 35th anniversary production of Oklahoma! in 1979 where he continued to perform in other shows like Oh, Brother! (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Broadway (1987), Rumors (1988), Those Were The Days (1991), where he won the Drama Desk Award, and Crazy for You (1992). The latter two shows saw him nominated the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Other than his work with Disney, Adler's other screen contribution is a guest spot on the hit television series Law & Order. His last public appearance was in May 2008 at Carnegie Hall, where he recreated several numbers that evening in a gala celebration for the New York Festival of Song, two months before his death.
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