Bonnie Weiss: A Brief Bio

Bonnie Weiss

Bonnie Weiss was born to make an impact on the world with words. She astounded her family by beginning to talk at the age of eight months and sing entire songs just after her first birthday. She was voted the fastest and best reader in her first-grade class and worked her way through college writing song lyrics and comedy routines for up-and-coming entertainers. She holds a BA in Theatre Education and an MA in Counseling from New York University.


Bonnie's love of verbal expression extends to her passion for brilliant and moving melodies and lyrics. In fact, she is a walking encyclopedia on American musical theatre. In this vein she has produced and hosted her own radio show, Front Row Center, and has served as writer, producer and director for ten sold-out Bay Area cabaret shows. She has also been a theatre and film critic on KQED, KALW & KEST radio and recently served as West Coast theatre reviewer for TheaterWeek & Boz magazines. Her current reviews can be read in Stage Directions, a national magazine for theatre educators and in The Sondheim Review.


Bonnie teaches musical theatre history and appreciation for the OLLI programs at San Francisco State, Dominican and Santa Clara Universities.  In 2015 she will also be an instructor at California State University, East Bay.
She has been a musical theatre instructor at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, U.C. Berkeley Extension, The Colleges of Marin and San Mateo, and the Ruth Asawa San Francisco High School of the Arts

In addition, her popular presentations on the great composers and legendary performers of Broadway have been offered through Road Scholar Elder Hostels, Sixty Plus Club of San Francisco State University, California Retired Teachers Associations,  Stanford University Women’s Alumni Association, the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, San Francisco High School of the Arts, numerous community and senior centers, and professional and educational organizations throughout California.



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