On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Peter Schneider, (Producer / Director), has enjoyed an extensive and multifaceted movie and theatrical career. His directing credits include the current West End Production of Sister Act, The Musical, The Breakup Note Book, Marc Blitzstein opera, Regina, Glen Roven’s Normans Ark, a revival of Grand Hotel, the Musical, a Live action / Animation short staring Julie Andrews celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mary Poppins, as well as projects at the WPA Theatre, Playwrights Horizon and Circle Rep. Waking Sleeping Beauty, a documentary he produced with Don Hahn about Disney Animation from 1984 – 1994 will be released in fall of 2009. His Broadway producing credits include the multi-awarding winning The Lion King, for which he won a Tony Award, and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. He is one of the producers of the NY hit, Marvelous Wonderettes and the sequel, Life Could be a Dream currently playing in LA. As President of Animation and Chairman of the Studio for the Walt Disney Company for 17 years, he was responsible for creating and distributing over 50 movies including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, (Golden Globe Award Winner), Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Roger Rabbit, Remember the Titians and Princess Diaries. He was the Associate Director of the 1984 LA Olympic Arts Festival, is a world champion bridge player, having won the Transnational Open Teams in Estroil Portugal, has an honorary doctorate from Purdue University, is married, and has two daughters.