Bruce Gowers

Bruce Gowers
Born England, United Kingdom
Occupation Television director and producer

Bruce Gowers is an English television director and producer, best known for work on large-scale live music and event productions.[1][2][3][4]

Gowers started his career in his native England where his music video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" brought him international recognition leading to his relocation to the U.S. in the late 1970s.

His career includes credits for the live episodes of American Idol (2001–2010) which he has directed from its inception, and awards shows including the Emmys, The MTV Awards, the Billboard Awards and the American Music Awards, event specials including Live Earth, Live 8 and President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. He has also directed musical specials for Michael Jackson and The Jacksons, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Britney Spears.

Television series


2009 Emmy Award Winner - Best Musical Variety Director. 5 Emmy Award Nominations, DGA Award Nominee




Award shows

Television specials



Miscellaneous specials


Selected music videos directed by Bruce Gowers:


Television pilots


Grammy Award Winner:

Emmy Award Winner :

Emmy Nominations: American Idol (2006–2007, 2009), Genius: A Night for Ray Charles (2004), Fleetwood Mac: The Dance (1997)

DGA Award Winner:

DGA Award Nominations: American Idol (2006), Fleetwood Mac: The Dance (1997)

Ace Award Winner:

Monitor Award Winner:

Monitor Award nominations: The MTV Video Music Awards, Robin Williams: An Evening at The Met (HBO) 1988, The Kidsongs TV Show (PBS)1988

NAACP Image Award Winner:

Golden Harp Award Winner: Finnan Games

See also


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