Faculty

Peter Flynn

Musical Theatre, Acting (College)

Peter Flynn is a New York City-based director, producer, and teacher. His most recent directing credits include the off-Broadway musical Curvy Widow by Bobby Goldman and Drew Brody at the Westside Theater; Ragtime at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., for which he was nominated for the prestigious Helen Hayes Award; and Born Yesterday at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre starring Andréa Burns. New York credits include Chess with Josh Groban, Adam Pascal, and Julia Murney; Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Krakowski, and Sutton Foster; the 75th anniversary performance of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with Adriane Lenox, B. D. Wong, and S. Epatha Merkerson; On the 20th Century with Douglas Sills and Marin Mazzie; Skippyjon Jones and Junie B. Jones (nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards including Best Musical); and Rhapsody in Seth starring Seth Rudetsky.

Other credits include Andrea Martin’s one-woman show, Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must Go!; the world premiere of Willy Holtzman’s play Smart Blonde at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre (transferring off-Broadway in the spring of 2019); Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop; Gypsy at the St. Louis MUNY; 1776 and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Ford’s Theatre; and Man of La Mancha for the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, which earned him the South Florida Carbonell Award for Best Direction. As a producer, Peter is a partner in Mainspring Arts Cooperative, a not-for-profit organization that produces and presents national tours to regional theaters. M.A.C. most recently produced Tectonic Theatre Project’s premiere of Uncommon Sense at the Sheen Center in New York. Other projects in development with M.A.C. include Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me by Alan Schmuckler and David Holstein and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin by Kirsten Childs.

Peter also creates and directs completely new shows for Carnival Cruise Lines, with music ranging from Motown, rock, and disco to Cuban/Miami fusion. As Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York for five seasons, he oversaw a variety of large-scale productions, intimate plays, and the development of new work. He is also the Founding Artistic Director of the Perry- Mansfield New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

As a teacher, Peter has developed two curricula for the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting and is the director of their Musical Theatre Program. He is also an adjunct faculty Member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has been a guest lecturer at Yale and Cornell Universities, Montclair State University, Kean College, Ithaca College, and the Christchurch Musical Theatre Festival in New Zealand.

Peter Flynn is a proud graduate of Northwestern University.