Peter Morris

Peter Morris

Peter Charles Morris is a playwright and lyricist. He is the co-author and co-lyricist of Howard Crabtree's WHOOP-DEE-DOO!, winner of the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. ESCAPE FROM PTERODACTYL ISLAND, a sci-fi musical adventure for which he wrote book and lyrics, premiered in London in 1999 and had its first American production at the 2003 NY International Fringe Festival. Other produced works include FRANKLY, SCARLETT, a farce co-authored with Phillip George, about the making of GONE WITH THE WIND; THE REMARKABLE RUTH FIELDS, a musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of a bearded lady, which received five 1992 Backstage Bistro Awards; and LISTEN TO THE WIND, the 1995 revival of the 1955 British musical for which he fashioned a new libretto. His musical version of William Makepeace Thackeray's fairy tale novella THE ROSE AND THE RING premiered in London in December 2001, and had an international tour of Canada, England and Australia in early 2004. He has written numerous one-act plays, winning the 2003 Tennessee Williams One-Act Play Competition FOR THE WORLD'S LONGEST KISS. He has also contributed material to several revues as well as the musical FUNNY BUSINESS, which recently played at Los Angeles' Coronet Theatre. His full-length play, COME ON-A MY HOUSE, had its world premiere at South Carolina's Trustus Theatre this past August. He served as script consultant for MY FAVORITE BROADWAY: THE LOVE SONGS, which was performed at NY's City Center and subsequently aired on PBS. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Westchester Arts Council.

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