A native New Yorker (Bronx, actually), Peter has spent most of his life entertaining the masses in one form or another. Being the 5th child out of 6 required a certain ability to stand apart and be noticed. That ability has served him well in a career that is now spanning into it’s third decade.
At an early age, it was the stage that drew Peter’s interest. During his high school years he worked at the local Union dinner theater, gaining exposure to a high caliber of performers who inspired him to to chase his dream. His first paying job took him on the road for the first time in his young life and inspired a passion for travel and discovery. His twenties were spent touring with various productions and exploring most of the United States and Europe.
With 38 states under his belt and 4 continents, Peter turned his sights back on training and education. Having secured his abilities as a musical theater professional, Peter wanted to open the door to film and television. Years of scene study with amazing teachers from THE ACTORS CENTER, THE BARROW GROUP and THE ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY have helped to round out Peter’s talent and abilities.
During this time Peter also had the good fortune to land the first of two long runs on Broadway as an original cast member of CONTACT at THE LINCOLN CENTER THEATER. Peter spent 3 glorious years performing in SUSAN STROMAN and JOHN WEIDMAN’S TONY AWARD winning musical, culminating with the final performance broadcast on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.
Currently, Peter is performing the role of BOB CREWE in the TONY AWARD winning musical JERSEY BOYS on Broadway, having originated the role during its word premiere at the LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE. He has taking this rare spate of job security to further his performing opportunities in the film and television arena.
Not one to sit still, Peter has also began work on adapting the play MARATHON 33 by JUNE HAVOC. Peter will direct the world premiere of the piece, now entitled M33, in January of 2012 at the PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE.