Stroppel, a member of the Theatre Artist Workshop, has had productions of his work at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the John Houseman Theater, The Actor's Playhouse, the West Bank Cafe and the 29th Street Repertory Theater, all in New York City. His musical "Tales from the Manhattan Woods," based on Strauss' Die Fledermaus, recently completed a successful run at the Wings Theatre. Stroppel's full-length comedy "Fortune's Fools" was produced off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater and "Actor!" his satire of the entertainment world, was staged at the Egyptian Arena Theatre in Los Angeles. Fred is also in collaboration with Brett Somers frequently and wrote a trio of comedies called "Danger, People At Large" for her and her ex-husband, Jack Klugman.