Peter Howard

Peter Howard

Arranger

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

Roles (53)

1776 Playbill - Opening Night 1776 (1997)
Opened Aug 14, 1997
  • Dance Arrangements
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Chicago Playbill - August 2017 Chicago (1996)
Opened Nov 14, 1996
  • Dance Music Arrangements
Chicago - Opening Night
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Hello, Dolly! Playbill - Black & White, Oct 1995 Hello, Dolly! (1995)
Opened Oct 19, 1995
  • Dance Arrangements
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Swinging on a Star Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1995 Swinging on a Star (1995)
Opened Oct 22, 1995
  • Dance Arrangements
Swinging on a Star - Opening Night
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Crazy For You Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1992 Crazy for You (1992)
Opened Feb 19, 1992
  • Incidental Music Arrangements
  • Dance Arrangements
Crazy for You - Opening Night
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Stepping Out Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1987 Stepping Out (1987)
Opened Jan 11, 1987
  • Musical Supervisor
  • Music Arrangements
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Into the Light Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1986 Into the Light (1986)
Opened Oct 22, 1986
  • Musical Director
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Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1986 Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (1986)
Opened Jan 23, 1986
  • Musical Director
  • Music Arrangements
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Harrigan 'n Hart Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1985 Harrigan 'n Hart (1985)
Opened Jan 31, 1985
  • Musical Director
  • Conductor, Piano
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The Tap Dance Kid Playbill - Dec 1983 The Tap Dance Kid (1983)
Opened Dec 21, 1983
  • Dance Arrangements
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