From ‘Kurt’ in the Irish Premiere of ‘The Sound of Music’, in the Grand Opera House, Belfast, in 1970, to Pilate’ in Jesus Christ Superstar͛ in Galway, 2014, Peter has performed in over 200 musical productions, ranging from The Pantomime Dame to heroic leading men. Along the way, he has won Acting Awards for ‘Tevye’ in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Clown’ in ‘Clown’ and ‘Leo Kramer’ in ‘The Joy of Living’. As a Comedian, he has won awards for ‘Grinkl’ in ‘White Horse Inn’, ‘Ali Hakim’ in ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Gramps’ in ‘The Widow or Bust’ and ‘Daphne/Jerry’ in ‘Some Like it Hot’. He also won Best Supporting Actor for his role as “Pilate” in Jesus Christ Superstar͛. His favourite roles include Koko in The Mikado, Tevye in Fiddler, Kipps in Half A Sixpence, Kenickie in Grease, Leo Kramer in The Joy of Living, Toby in God Bless Archie Dean, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Max Bialystock in The Producers.
Peter has worked as a Freelance Director/Choreographer since 1985 throughout the country with the following companies: Fortwilliam Musical Society Belfast, New Lyric Operatic Society Belfast, Lisnagarvey Operatic Society Lisburn, Bangor Operatic Society, Lurgan Operatic Society, St.Patricks Choral Society Downpatrick, Londonderry Operatic Society, Banbridge Operatic Society, Rush Musical Society, Bank of Ireland Musical Society Dublin, Naas Musical Society, Celbridge Musical Society, Newbridge Musical Society, Dolmen Music Theatre Carlow, Kilkenny Musical Society, Gorey Musical Society, De La Salle Musical Society Waterford, Tullamore Musical Society, Portlaoise Musical Society, Roscrea Musical Society, Nenagh Choral Society, Thurles Musical Society, Clonmel Musical Society, Cecilian Musical Society Limerick, Shannon Musical Society, Ennis Musical Society, Ennistymon Musical Society, St. Brendans Choral Society Loughrea, Athenry Musical Society, Marian Choral Society Tuam, Patrician Musical Society Galway, Curtain Call Musical Society Galway, Trim Musical Society.
He has also directed and choreographed School Musical Productions for: Little Flower Secondary School Belfast, Fortwilliam Secondary School Belfast, Knockbreda Secondary School Belfast, Newtownbreda Secondary School Belfast, Victoria College Belfast, Sullivan Upper Grammar School Belfast, Presentation College Carlow, Jarlath’s College Tuam, Davitt College Castlebar, Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon, Colaiste Mhuire Ennis.
Long-term engagements have included working as: Artistic Director and Choreographer, Encore Theatre Company – Galway based Award winning touring Musical Theatre Company creating innovative and engaging shows throughout Ireland and at International Festivals.
Artistic Director, Encore Youth Theatre Schools (2000 – 2007) Artistic Director, Castlerea Youth Musical Group (2006 – 2012) Musical Theatre Performance catering for children from 6 -16 Resident Artistic Director, Association of Irish Musical Societies Summer Youth Workshops (1996 –Present) Theatre and Drama tuition for students aged 15-18 who are considering a career in professional musical theatre.