Atelier Guest Artists

Peter Mills

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Peter Mills is a composer/lyricist whose musicals include ILLYRIA, GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE, THE FLOOD, and THE TAXI CABARET.

Peter received the 2011 Cole Porter Award, the 2010 Kleban Award for lyrics, the 2007 Fred Ebb Award for emerging songwriters, 2006 Drama Desk Award nominations for his show THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE (Best Music and Best Orchestrations), the 2003 Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award from the ASCAP Foundation, and a 2002 grant from the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.

Most recently, Peter won the 2014 Donna Perret Rosen Award, administered by Second Stage Theatre, for excellence in musical theater.

Peter holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts and a degree in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton University. He is a founding member of Prospect Theater Company.

He is currently writing lyrics for a Broadway-aimed musical, THE HONEYMOONERS.