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Peter Hunt

About this Artist

PETER HUNT (Director) began his career as a child actor at the Pasadena Playhouse, and went on to study at Hotchkiss, Yale, and the Yale School of Drama. His first professional job was at the renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival. Shortly thereafter he worked for the Hartford Stage Company, Lincoln Center, and, finally, on Broadway. He won the Tony Award as best director for the Broadway musical 1776, and went on to direct it on the West End as well as direct the now-classic film version. Subsequent Broadway credits include the musical Georgy and the play Scratch by Archibald MacLeish, the hit Broadway musical Goodtime Charlie with Joel Gray and Ann Reinking, followed by two classic one-man shows: Give 'em Hell, Harry, and Bully! Hunt also directed the feature film productions of these two plays with James Whitmore, who was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actor. Hunt has also directed extensively Off-Broadway, in regional theaters, and abroad. Since 1958, when he joined the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he has contributed to over 200 productions as actor, designer, director, and, ultimately, Artistic Director from 1989 to 1995. During that time, he produced more than 60 plays. Most recently on Broadway he directed the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel. At present Hunt is preparing three new musicals for the New York stage. In addition to his Tony Award, Hunt's work has earned him the New York Drama Critics Award, London Critics Award, Christopher Award, Edgar Award, two Peabody Awards, a Cable Ace Award, and an Emmy nomination.