Peter, Who?

Book and Lyrics by Justin Moran & Jonathan Roufaeal; Music by Doug Katsaros & Adam Podd

Finally, the Spider-Man parody we never asked for!
 
PETER, WHO? tells the story of a nerdy high school senior named Peter, who wants to be special, wants to stop being invisible to the other students, and maybe even talk to the girl that sits behind him in chemistry. But after he’s bitten by a radioactive spider at a Science Expo he has to learn how hard being ‘special’ can be.
  
Running Time: 80 minutes 
 
The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row

Justin Moran (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Justin Moran is an award-winning lyricist and playwright. His work POPE! An Epic Musical was a “Next Link” selection in NYMF 2015. Peter, Who? (formerly The Spidey Project) has had critically acclaimed productions in NYC and LA. Justin was the co-author/director of Nightfall on Miranga Island (FringeNYC 2012). He is a comedian and improviser who performed for a decade at the Magnet Theater in NYC, and is currently a resident performer at iO West in LA.
 


Adam Podd (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Adam Podd is the proud co-composer of Peter, Who? and Nightfall on Miranga Island, which ran at the Players Theater in the 2012 NYC Fringe Festival and was extended as part of the Fringe Encore Series. He has musically directed and orchestrated other such exciting musicals as POPE! An Epic Musical (NYMF 2015), Midnight at the Never Get (NYMF 2016) and Fiction in Photographs (New World Stages and York Theater Co), Swing Wings (York Theater Co).
 


Jon Roufaeal (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Jon Roufaeal is the co-writer of the book/lyrics for Peter, Who? and Nightfall on Miranga Island, which played at the 2012 NYC Fringe Festival and was extended as part of the Fringe Encore Series. A veteran performer, Jon had featured roles in the Fringe productions of POPE! An Epic Musical and Nightfall on Miranga Island. In addition, Jon was part of the ensemble that brought the first production of Peter, Who? to life in NYC.
 


Doug Katsaros (Music, Book, Lyrics, Music Director)

Doug Katsaros (Orchestrations) is an Emmy-winning composer who has played, sung, arranged and orchestrated over two dozen gold and platinum records for artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, KISS, Judy Collins, Sinéad O'Connor, Aerosmith, Peter Paul & Mary, Bon Jovi and Cher, has conducted, orchestrated, arranged and composed for a half dozen Broadway shows, written scores for TV and film including the original animated series The Tick, and yes, he is the guy who wrote "By Mennen!"


John Treacy Egan (Director)

Has directed many regional productions of musicals and plays. He has appeared on Broadway in: MY FAIR LADY, CASA VALENTINA, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, SISTER ACT, DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID,THE PRODUCERS, JEKYLL & HYDE, BYE BYE BIRDIE.

Off-Broadway: CLINTON, DISASTER, WHEN PIGS FLY!, and BATBOY.

TV/Film: GOTHAM, YOUNGER, THE GOOD WIFE, THE KNICK, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NURSE JACKIE, 30 ROCK, CUPID, LAW & ORDER, LAST NIGHT, and THE PRODUCERS.


Justin Magnusson

Justin Magnusson (Gwen Stacy)

Justine Magnusson is thrilled to be joining the Peter, Who? cast!

New York: Searching for Romeo (NYMF), Magic (Theatre Row).

Regional: Home Street Home (world premiere) by Jeff Marx (Avenue Q) & Mike Burkett (NOFX) in SF, ZM by Greg Kotis & Mark Hollmann (Urinetown) at the O’Neill Music Theatre Conference, At First Sight (world premiere) at Mountain Playhouse. National Tour: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down the Wind. BFA, NYU Tisch. AEA.

For Sharon, I love you. @Justine.Magnusson


T.J. Mannix

T.J. Mannix (Uncle Ben)

T.J. has played everything from Santa Claus (Radio City) to Sasquatch and is a NYMF regular (“Hurricane,” “The Piper,” “Warrior”). On TV, he booked the Law & Order trifecta and recurred on his mother’s favorite soaps.

The Second City/NCL, BLANK: the Musical, Founder of the 10th annual New York Musical Improv Festival.

Faculty - Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at NYFA. 

T.J. admits to spending a very dark year as a Mouseketeer.

Thanks to Avalon Artists Group.


Chris Evan Simpson

Chris Evan Simpson (Flash Thompson)

Chris is an an improvisor, actor and educator based in New York City. Currently, he can be seen in the Off-Broadway musical Wicked Frozen at St. Luke's Theater. Additionally, you can find him at the Magnet Theater performing with his house improv team Pyros every Tuesday night. He is also a proud member of the internationally recognized children's educational theater company Story Pirates, where he is an actor, director, and teacher. 

www.chrisevansimpson.com