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Peter Howard

Composer, Performer, Arranger, Musical Director, Musical Supervisor, Conductor, Musical Contractor, Musician
( b. Jul 29, 1927 Miami, Florida, USA - d. Apr 18, 2008 Englewood, New Jersey, USA ) Male
Also known as: Howard Weiss [Birthname]
Born Howard Weiss in Florida, he attended Julliard. His first Broadway show was a forgotten revue called All Is Love in 1956, for which he wrote a ballet. The more successful My Fair Lady followed, in which he assisted the production's musical director, Franz Allers. He took on similar duties on Oh, Captain! in 1958, assisting Jay Blackton. He was an on-stage pianist on Say, Darling, which led to a job as pianist on A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green; did dance arrangements for Carnival; and was assistant conductor on the original The Sound of Music.

By the late '60s and early '70s, Mr. Howard had graduated to more prominent positions. He did dance and incidental music arrangements on the original Hello, Dolly! (for which he also served as conductor), was musical director and did dance arrangements on 1776 and did dance arrangements for the original productions of Chicago and Annie. During the 1980s, he was musical director on Barnum, Harrigan 'n' Hart, Baby and Stepping Out. For the 1992 retro-musical hit Crazy for You, he provided dance and incidental music arrangements.

When Mr. Howard worked on a show, he tended to stick with it. He worked on two Broadway revivals of Hello, Dolly!, the 1997 revival of 1776 and the 1996 revival of Chicago, repeating the same tasks he had on the originals. He also worked on the movie versions of "1776", "Annie" and "Stepping Out." In later years, Mr. Howard toured with a show called Peter Howard's Broadway. His final Broadway credit was the dance arrangements for Minnelli on Minnelli in 1999.

Source: Playbill



Productions Date of Productions
Minnelli on Minnelli
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
1776
[Musical, Comedy, History, Revival]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Aug 14, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Nov 14, 1996 - Present
Swinging on a Star
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Oct 22, 1995 - Jan 13, 1996
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996
Comedy Tonight
[Special, Variety, Comedy, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Conducted by Peter Howard
  • Piano: Peter Howard
Dec 18, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994
Crazy For You
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996
Stepping Out
[Play, Original]
  • Music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Musical Supervisor: Peter Howard
Jan 11, 1987 - Mar 15, 1987
Into the Light
[Musical, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986
Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Jan 23, 1986 - Feb 02, 1986
Harrigan 'n Hart
[Musical, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Conductor, Piano: Peter Howard
  • Music Contractor: Peter Howard
Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985
The Tap Dance Kid
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Dec 21, 1983 - Aug 11, 1985
Baby
[Musical, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Dec 04, 1983 - Jul 01, 1984
Dance a Little Closer
[Musical, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983
Barnum
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982
The Grand Tour
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978
Annie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
Tricks
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 13, 1973
Ari
[Musical, Original]
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Jan 15, 1971 - Jan 30, 1971
Minnie's Boys
[Musical, Original]
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970
La Strada
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969
1776
[Musical, Comedy, History, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Mar 16, 1969 - Feb 13, 1972
Her First Roman
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance and incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
Oct 20, 1968 - Nov 02, 1968
How Now, Dow Jones
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
May 16, 1965 - Dec 04, 1965
Hello, Dolly!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970
Here's Love
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Subways Are for Sleeping
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
Carnival!
[Musical, Puppets, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963
The Sound of Music
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Assistant Conducted by Peter Howard
Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963
A Desert Incident
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
Mar 24, 1959 - Mar 28, 1959
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
[Musical, Revue, Comedy, Original]
  • Pianist: Peter Howard
Dec 23, 1958 - May 23, 1959
Say, Darling
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Original]
  • Performer: Peter Howard [Sideman, Accompanist]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • At the pianos: Peter Howard
Apr 03, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959
Oh Captain!
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Assistant to Mr. Blackton: Peter Howard
Feb 04, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958
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