Opera on the Avalon

Peter is a professional singer, actor, director, writer and entertainer.

He is a graduate of both memorial and mount Saint Vincent universities.He is the artistic director and co-owner of nationally award winning spirit of Newfoundland productions, a position that he has held for the past 21 years. He has written, directed and been featured in over seventy of the company’s over eighty productions to date. For the past 2 decades Peter has been actively involved in theatre, television, radio and film.

Peter has been a guest soloist with the Newfoundland symphony orchestra many times including tenor soloist for Handel’s messiah and several tribute shows including the Beatles, Abba, The mamas and papas, Harry Belafonte and Simon and Garfunkel. Peter has toured Canada with the spirit of Newfoundland and has performed for Premiers, prime ministers as well as entertaining for president George Bush for a week visit to Labrador.

He has performed lead roles in many opera and musical theatre productions. Most recently he performed the roles of Nathan Detroit in Guys and dolls, King Arthur in Spamalot and the role of M. Thenardier in Les Miserables all produced by Atlantic light theatre productions.

Peter works as clinician and adjudicator for many workshops and music festivals and also operates his own private vocal studio. His students have enjoyed wonderful success through various music festivals, the provincial festival and also at the national level. He was recently presented with Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee medal for his artistic contributions to the provinces for Newfoundland and Labrador.

As artistic director of the spirit of Newfoundland productions which is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, Peter is responsible for casting, script writing and development, directing and performing in many of these productions.

His company has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Tyrone Guthrie award from the Stratford festival. The city of St. John’s has selected spirit of Newfoundland as the event of the year in 1998 and again in 2013.

The Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador cultural tourism award was given to the spirit of Newfoundland in 2002. Spirit of Newfoundland has also received the city of St. John’s Legend award.