Renée Taylor

(Performer, Co-Writer). My Life on a Diet is one of 22 plays, four films, and nine TV movies and series that Renée and Joseph Bologna created together.  Renée and Joe appeared together on Broadway in their plays Lovers and Other Strangers (1968), It Had to Be You (1981), and If you ever leave me … I’m going with you! (2001); and Off-Broadway in Bermuda Avenue Triangle (Promenade Theatre, 1997). For film, they received an Academy Award nomination for the 1970 film adaptation of Lovers and Other Strangers. The following year, they co-wrote and co-starred in Made for Each Other (Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Comedy). Renée and Joe co-directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in the 1989 film adaptation of It Had to Be You, and the 1996 film Love Is All There Is (which introduced a young Angelina Jolie). For television, the couple won Emmy Awards in 1973 for writing “Acts of Love and Other Comedies,” and were nominated once again the following year for writing the TV movie “Paradise.” They co-directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in the 1984 HBO movie “Bedrooms” (Writers Guild Award). Renée made her professional stage debut at 15 in a Purim Pageant at Madison Square Garden, and earned her Actors Equity card at age 19 for appearing in The Rehearsal at The President Theatre. Her other stage credits include: Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Agatha Sue, I Love You (directed by George Abbott); Luv (directed by Mike Nichols); Elaine May’s 1964 improvisational revue The Third Ear; and William Gibson’s Dinny and the Witches at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  Her many film credits also include: Jerry Lewis’ The Errand Boy, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Elaine May’s A New Leaf, Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Lovesick, White Palace, Life During Wartime, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, and more recently, The Do-Over and How To Be a Latin Lover. Known for her Emmy nominated role of Sylvia Fine in “The Nanny,” Renée’s other notable TV acting credits include “Daddy Dearest” and the groundbreaking HBO sitcom “Dream On” (she had the distinction of appearing on these three television shows simultaneously).  More recently she has had recurring roles in “How I Met Your Mother,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Happily Divorced,” and can currently be seen on Amazon’s “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills.” In addition winning the United Solo Special Award for Outstanding solo show, Renée was recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 due to the success of MY LIFE ON A DIET. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Hofstra University.


Joseph Bologna

(Co-Writer, Original Direction) was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 30, 1934. Bologna graduated from Brown University with a degree in art history. Following a tour with the U.S. Marines, Joe started directing short films and writing special comedy material. Bologna made his Broadway debut as the co-star and co-author of Lovers and Other Strangers, and he made his film debut as the co-star and co-author of Made for Each Other. His other film credits include Cops and Robbers, Mixed Company, The Big Bus, Chapter Two, My Favorite Year, Blame It on Rio, The Woman in Red, Love Is All There Is and Big Daddy. His television credits include the Emmy-winning television special “Acts of Love and Other Comedies” (co-written with Ms. Taylor), and the made for TV films “Honor Thy Father;” “Paradise;” “What’s New, Catherine Cutis?;” “Torn Between Two Lovers;” and “One Cooks, the Other Doesn't;” among others. An Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning playwright and screenwriter, Joe, with Renée Taylor, his wife and partner of 52 years, collaborated on 22 plays, four film screenplays, and nine TV movies and series.


Harry Feiner

(Scenic / Lighting Design) designs scenery and lighting for theatre, opera and dance. Off-Broadway, LORT and regional productions include designs for: Cherry Lane Theatre, Peccadillo Theatre Company, Directors Company, The Mint, Pearl Theatre, Two River, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage, A Red Orchid Theatre, Premier Stages, Working Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Peoples’ Light & Theatre Company, Olney, Studio Arena, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, McCarter, Capital Rep, Delaware Theatre Company, GEVA, George Street Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Theatre Virginia, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Pennsylvania Stage Company, New Jersey Rep,  & Actors’ Studio.  He has designed for Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Colorado, Alabama, and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals. Dance designs include Rioult Dance, Viewsonic Dance & North Carolina Dance Theatre. Opera designs for Central City Opera, Boston Lyric, Lake George, Florida State Opera, Pennsylvania Opera Theatre, Syracuse, Chatauqua, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Feiner teaches at Queens College, CUNY.

Pol’ Atteu

(Costume) is a celebrated celebrity couture designer in Beverly Hills at Rodeo Drive. His Client List includes Broadway, movie, and television stars such as Renée Taylor, Laverne Cox, Betty White, Dyan Cannon, Anna Nicole Smith, and many more. Television credits include Bravo, E!, Lifetime, ABC, “Dr. Phil,” and now weekly appearances on “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills” streaming on Amazon Prime Video. His inaugural first lady gown is seen on exhibit throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. Visit  Insta: @polatteu.


Christopher “Kit” Bond

(Sound Designer)  His work consists of more than 65 regional theater productions and 45 top Broadway and National Touring productions, including Broadway and HBO's Colin Quinn - Long Story Short, Fame on 42nd StreetSome Like It Hot starring Tony Curtis, Guys & DollsCamelot with Richard Harris, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with Susan Anton and Maurice Hines, Forever PlaidAll Shook Up and ,now touring, Dixie's Tupperware Party.

Michael Redman

(Projections Designer) A projections and scenic designer, Michael’s credits include - New York: Hairspray (Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village); Across the Park, Seph (Araca Project); Bamboo in Bushwick (Working Theatre); Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Brooklyn College at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre); The Woman Who Shed Her Skin (Llama Theatre at Dixon Place/HEREArts). Washington DC: Long Way Down (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (Theatre Alliance, Helen Hayes nom.), Greyspace (Georgetown University). Nashville: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Nashville Children’s Theatre); She Kills Monsters, boom. (Actor’s Bridge Ensemble). Assistant Technical Director, Brooklyn College. Training: University of North Alabama.


Inga McLaughlin

(Production Supervisor) Canadian born, Inga is well versed in all aspects of entertainment. Credits include riding elephants for Ringling Bros. as a teen, disappearing for Siegfried & Roy, stage managing for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, Disney’s Beauty and the BeastFame on 42nd St.Blue Man GroupSome Like it Hot, Radio City Rockettes and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics. She splits her time between Vancouver and Las Vegas where she manages special events and mentors developing artists and future stage managers. Inga has stage managed for David Foster, Michael Bublé, Rip Taylor, Maurice Hines, Bryan Adams, KD Lang, the late Tony Curtis and is thrilled to be Production Supervisor for the talented Reneé Taylor.

Richard Martini

(General Manager) has been involved as Producer and/or General Manager of more than 120 shows in the last 43 years. Broadway: Tupac Shakur’s HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME, COLIN QUINN: LONG STORY SHORT,  JACK - A NIGHT ON THE TOWN WITH JOHN BARRYMORE and IAN MCKELLEN: A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM. Off-Broadway: Holly Near’s FIRE IN THE RAIN, THE SINGULAR DOROTHY PARKER, LIES AND LEGENDS, THE STORIES OF HARRY CHAPIN, THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, NOT THAT JEWISH. First national tours: Steve Martin’s PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, EQUUS, DA, ELEPHANT MAN, CHITA RIVERA’S ALL THAT JAZZ, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, THE PIANO LESSON. His current projects include DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY (US Tour 12 years and Edinburgh,Scotland, London England and Melbourne and Sydney Australia). Executive Producer of the stagecast of DRIVING MISS DAISY starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones (filmed live in Melbourne Australia).

Produced By

Julian Schlossberg

(Producer). Theatre: Bullets Over Broadway, Relatively Speaking, Sly Fox, Fortune’s Fool, Terms of Endearment, After the Night and the Music, Adult Entertainment, The Unexpected Man, Tommy Tune, Madame Melville, Taller Than a Dwarf, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Power Plays, If Love Were All, Death Defying Acts, Vita and Virginia, etc.  Film: Widow’s Peak, In the Spirit, Bad Girls, No Nukes, Ten From Your Show of Shows.  Television: “Mike Nichols – American Masters” (PBS), “Nichols and May” (PBS), “Elia Kazan:  A Director’s Journey” (AMC), Claire Bloom’s “Shakespeare’s Women” (Bravo), “Lives of Lillian Hellman” (PBS).  He is currently producing a fourteen hour series, “Witnesses to the 20th Century.” Mr. Schlossberg worked with Ms. Taylor when he presented It Had to Be You on Broadway in 1981.


Morris S. Levy

(Producer). Film: Affluenza, Seduced and Abandoned, A Novel Romance, Harold, Imagine a School...Summerhill, Descent, The Ten, Kiss Me Again, Juvie, Little Black Dress. Television: “Cop Show.” He is currently producing the film Undefeated about legendary boxer Rocky Marciano.

Rodger Hess

(Producer) has produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway and tours both domestic and foreign. His entertaining book about his career NO BIZ LIKE IT - From Gofer to Producer in Just 57 Years! can be found on


Jim Fantaci

(Producer) began his involvement in theater with Julian Schlossberg, co-producing Fortune’s Fool on Broadway over 16 years ago. Since then Jim has invested in or been a co-producer in over 40 additional shows, including the Tony-winning revival of The Color Purple, which he co-produced. He is pleased to be part of My Life On a Diet.

Andrew Tobias

(Producer). Lead investor in Nunsense (praise the Lord!), co-producer Buyer and Cellar (praise Michael Urie). Vote Democrat!


Ronald Glazer / Sabrina Hutt

(Producer). Ronald Glazer is the President of S&H Glazer Bros, a wholesale appliance distributor based out of Brooklyn, NY. Glazer oversees the customer acquisition and general operation of the business, and has done so since the 1960s! He has established company growth and has been a stronghold within the appliance industry. Glazer has also endeavored into multiple real estate opportunities in the NY Metro area.