Peter wrote music and lyrics for GOLDEN BOY OF THE
BLUE RIDGE, a critically-acclaimed
bluegrass adaptation of J.M. Synge's Playboy of the Western World
set in 1930s Appalachia.
Peter received the 2010 Kleban Award for lyrics, the 2007
Fred Ebb Award for emerging songwriters, 2006 Drama Desk
Award nominations for his show THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE (Best
Music and Best Orchestrations), the 2003
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award from the ASCAP Foundation, and a
grant from the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.
He supplied lyrics for IRON CURTAIN, (book by Susan
DiLallo, music by Stephen Weiner),
which received the 2006
IT Award for
Best Musical, was workshopped at the 2008
Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference and showcased at the 2009 NAMT Festival.
ILLYRIA, a musical adaptation of Twelfth
Night, had its regional premiere at The Shakespeare Theatre of
New Jersey in Fall 2004, with a cast album released in April 2005.
show is now licensed by Theatrical
Rights Worldwide. And Peter's first full-length show, THE TAXI
CABARET, was published
by Samuel French in Fall 2004.
With Cara Reichel, he wrote THE FLOOD, which was selected for
the 2001 ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop. MARCO POLO, written
with composer Deborah Abramson,
was selected for the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop in 2000, and Peter
and Deborah were chosen as 2000-01 Dramatists Guild Fellows.
As composer/lyricist, other shows include THE ALCHEMISTS, LONELY
RHYMES, THE ROCKAE, and HONOR.
Peter holds an M.F.A.
in Musical Theater Writing from New York University's Tisch School for
the Arts and a degree in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton
University. He is a founding member of Prospect Theater Company.