Peter Howard

Peter Howard, who worked on many Broadway shows in numerous capacities, but most commonly as either music director or dance arranger, died on April 18, 2008. He lived at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, NJ. Born Howard Weiss July 29, 1927, 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..

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  • Also known as: Howard Weiss
  • Born: Jul 29, 1927 in Miami, Florida
  • Death: Apr 18, 2008 in Englewood, NJ