- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:07
Actress, comedienne and reality television personality April Brucker was inducted into the Bethel Park High School Great Alumni Hall of Fame on Friday, January 25, 2019, during the halftime of the Bethel Park Boys Varsity basketball game.
The Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2013 to recognize and honor Bethel Park High School alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Bethel Park High School.
A member of the Class of 2003, Ms. Brucker has appeared on numerous television shows, including TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,” Travel Channel’s “The Layover with Anthony Bourdain” and ABC’s “What Would You Do?” As a comedienne, she has performed at comedy clubs from New York To Las Vegas. She is the author of “I Came, I Saw, I Sang — Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl” (ISBN 978-0-7414-7793-4).
Ms. Brucker earned her BFA in Acting in 2007 from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is a 2019 candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She has been a volunteer advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, cervical cancer awareness, anti-bullying, domestic violence prevention and body positivity.
A member of SAG-AFTRA, Ms. Brucker began her career appearing in high school musicals and hosting several television series on BPTV, the Bethel Park Public Access television channel. She was the editor of Vernissage, the Bethel Park High School literary magazine and was a youth columnist for The Almanac, a weekly community newspaper.
Also to be inducted into the Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame are Barbara Feldon (Class of 1951), known for her iconic role of Agent 99 in the TV comedy, “Get Smart,” Debbie A. Kelly Ferlic (Class of 1976), James A. Gastgeb (Class of 1987), Timothy Moury (Class of 1980) and Michael Westhoff (Class of 1965).