On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2010
Peter Lerman is currently writing the music and lyrics for The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, an original musical with Simon Rich directed by Michael Mayer. He has also has written The Virginia, a musical about a struggling guitar builder in Appalachia which was presented at the 2010 Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. For his work in theater, Peter has won the 2011 Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Award, a 2010-11 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, a 2010 Jonathan Larson Award, and the 2005 Kennedy Center-ACTF Musical Theater Award. Peter recently contributed music to the Emmy Award-winning comedy Modern Family on ABC and is now writing a musical movie based on his original concept for MTV Films with screenwriter Jennifer Maisel. Peter is the co-creative director (with Jeanine Tesori) of Camp A BroaderWay founded by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs to teach theater skills to 11 and 12-year-old girls from underserved New York City communities. Peter is a graduate of Columbia University where he wrote music and lyrics for the Columbia Varsity Show.