Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy. He has produced solo albums for Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Jason Graae, Liz Callaway, Christiane Noll, Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, Sally Mayes, Judy Kaye, Judy Kuhn, and many others. His label, Kritzerland, issues a new CD every two weeks. For the past year, he has been producing and hosting a series of live entertainments based on the albums he's produced, called Kritzerland at the Gardenia, which feature incredible singers and fun guest stars. The shows occur on the first Wednesday of every month at The Gardenia nightclub in Hollywood.
His musical, The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) has been seen in Los Angeles, New York, and the United Kingdom, and is now being performed regionally all over the country, including its first performance in French in Montreal. He is currently at work on bringing The First Nudie Musical to the stage. He's also recently directed concert acts for Kevin Spirtas, Linda Purl, a new two-person show for Mr. Spirtas and Sean McDermott, and a two-person show for Miss Purl and Gregory Harrison.
He is also the creator, writer, and director of the popular web series, Outside the Box, which is about to start shooting its second season.
Mr. Kimmel is the author of twelve books – his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the mysteries Writer's Block and Rewind, his four Adriana Hofstetter mysteries, Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The Grove, Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society, and Murder At The Masquers, his collection of short fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories, and "There's Mel, There's Woody, and There's You": My Life In The Slow Lane, a memoir, which has garnered wonderful reviews. His latest, a volume two memoir, is entitled Album Produced By... More of my Rollercoaster Life.