peter-150pxAfter attending Boston University with a major in English Literature, Peter continued his studies at the Actors’ Workshop of Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Dance, and HB Studio in NYC.  He directed and/or choreographed regional and off-Broadway productions before turning to TV where he produced and directed for USA Network and SyFy for over 20 years, most notably the award-winning children’s animated series CALLIOPE and the magazine-format program INSIDE SPACE as well as dozens of on-air promotional spots.  In addition, he assisted the Broadway director/choreographer Bob Avian on “Miss Saigon”, “Sunset Boulevard” and “Follies” (London).  He acted as assistant director on the hit Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” and later as associate director on the London revival and the US national tour of that production.

As for not-for-profit experience, Peter was on the national board of Lambda Legal for four years and continues his support of that LGBT organization as a member of its National Leadership Council.  Peter was honored by Lambda Legal with the 2012 Broward County Leadership Award.  In addition, he and his husband Bob Avian are sponsors of The Pride Center, SunServe, SAGE, Equality Florida, Our Fund, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Miami City Ballet and many others.  Peter and Bob split their time between New York and Fort Lauderdale.  Peter joined the MFPG board of directors in October 2014.

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