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COMPOSER / LYRICIST / RECORD PRODUCER
ORCHESTRATOR / ARRANGER / DIRECTOR / ARTIST...

Peter Link is all of that. Looking for a song, an arrangement or orchestration, someone to produce your next album, someone to direct your act? Peter Link has 30 years experience in the music business and besides being a pretty nice guy, brings on board a wealth of talent to meet your needs.
Check out the Bio for a little history.


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Peter Link's Bio
PETER LINK is best known for his work as a composer. He has won the NY DRAMA DESK AWARD for his work in SALVATION, out of which came his first Gold Record, IF YOU LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU, THEN WHY CAN'T I TOUCH YOU? which sold over two million records. He is a two-time Tony Award Nominee both for his musical score of Joseph Papp's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which was presented at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, on Broadway and also as a CBS Television Special, and for his score for Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR. His musical concert, THE RIVER swept the off-Broadway TOR AWARDS as not only Best Musical, but also won for Mr. Link Best Director and Best Composer/Lyricist.    

Mr. Link also served as Composer-in-Residence at the New York Shakespeare Festival for several years where he wrote the score for many shows - some of which include IPHIGENIA, OLDER PEOPLE, THE ORPHAN, COMEDY OF ERRORS, and TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS at Lincoln Center. His Broadway credits include ULYSSES IN NIGHTTOWN starring Zero Mostel, LYSISTRATA starring Melina Mercouri, THE MIGHTY GENTS starring Morgan Freeman, and KING OF HEARTS.
One of Mr. Link's great loves is his work in the pop music world. As a song writer, record producer, artistic director, and sometimes performer, he keeps his finger on the pulse of the times through many various activities. He has recently finished a double CD of his own songs entitled THRU ME - The songs of Peter Link which he wrote, performed and produced.
Also, He has just finished producing the studio cast recording of his western musical, SUNDOWN, which has won rave reviews and been named one of the
Top Ten Best Theatrical Albums of 2004 - Jonathan Frank, Talking Broadway.
He wrote and produced 12 Inspirational songs for singer JULIA WADE’S new CD, UPON THE MOUNTAIN.
He has recently finished orchestrating and producing a CD for the pre-Broadway production of AFRICA PLUMBRIDGE a new musical out of Chicago

 

Peter has recently finished three new CDs –
an inspirational album for MINDY JOSTYN, a solo CD for STEVE BLANCHARD,
(star of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway) and a new CD of children’s songs.

Peter has also been most instrumental in directing the career of JENNY BURTON and composing, producing and directing THE JENNY BURTON EXPERIENCE. This Pop / Inspirational / R&B act has broken all box office records playing to packed houses in their seven year run in New York City. The group swept all the major cabaret awards for BEST VOCAL GROUP including the Backstage Bistro Award, The Critics Choice Award and The MAC Award. He has also written and produced many of the songs for her albums and will write and produce a new inspirational CD for her in the spring of 2005.

 

Peter produced an album for opera star Frederica Von Stade. Mr. Link also wrote and produced three songs for Harry Belafonte's movie BEAT STREET. His songs have also been recorded by Johnnie Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Peggy Lee and even Mae West. He also built and owned Westrax Recording Studios, a dynamic 64 track digital/midi recording studio in New York City. He owns Westrax Publishing, and is presently producing his own music at Link Recording Studios in New York.

In addition to composing for the theatre, Mr. Link has written the film scores for several Movies of the Week for television, NIGHTMARE with Richard Crenna and Patty Duke, THE GREAT NIAGARA with Richard Boone and ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE for presentation on Home Box Office. Mr. Link also wrote and produced three songs for Harry Belafonte's movie BEATSTREET and a song for the movie RAPPIN'. He also created and wrote the title song and theme music for VEGETABLE SOUP, the popular children's television show on racism which has run since 1975 on both NBC and NET and for which he won several ASIFA Animation Awards. He also composed and performed the scores for HIGH FEATHER, a children's television series on nutrition. He has also contributed to other programming for children including SESAME STREET, THE ELECTRIC COMPANY and THE BIG BLUE MARBLE. In 1976 he extended his musical influence to the ballet world, orchestrating, arranging and composing from Stephen Foster themes for the Joffrey Ballet Company's bicentennial ballet DRUMS, DREAMS AND BANJOS.





Peter with producer Bill Reilly and
Jim Caviezel (who had just won Best Actor for
The Passion Of The Christ) at the

2005 13th Annual Movie Guide Awards

As a director, Peter wrote and directed JOSH, a one man musical about the late Josh White starring his son Josh White Jr. He also directed the four highly successful productions of WAITIN' IN THE WINGS: The Night The Understudies Take Stage and ISLAND his own musical. In addition to this he produced, wrote and directed WITH HEARTFELT THANKS - A TRIBUTE TO LEE STRASBERG at Lincoln Center which featured over thirty major stars and CLOSE UPON THE HOUR, a benefit evening for the American Run for the End of Aids featuring his songs and starring all of the top New York cabaret stars. Mr. Link also recently directed the 2005 13TH ANNUAL MOVIE GUIDE AWARDS
for television in Hollywood.

Mr. Link began his career in New York studying acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner. He still teaches the Auditions course there every spring and has done so for the past sixteen years. Upon graduation he immediately won a long-running major role on CBS's AS THE WORLD TURNS. He performed in a number of national network commercials and played the lead in HAIR on Broadway and the lead in his own SALVATION. He also played a feature role in the film THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS with Jack Lemmon.

Presently, Peter has a number of exciting projects on the boards. His western musical, SUNDOWN, has recently been workshopped at the York Theatre Company in NYC and at the ASCAP/Disney workshops in NYC and in May of 2002 had its world premier receiving rave reviews at the Lyric Stage in Dallas. It played a two month run at the Barter Theater in Virginia in the spring of 2003.

Barter Theatre production of SUNDOWN

Goodspeed Opera production of
KING OF HEARTS
His revival of KING OF HEARTS was performed to rave reviews at the Goodspeed Opera in the fall of 2002. in addition, Peter's Concert Attraction, SEVEN ROADS TO HEAVEN, is presently being developed, as well as his new musical, ISLAND.

 

 

Peter Link Quotes

"Peter Link's score is brave, courageous, and bold with beautiful ballads to boot"
Peter Filichia, Newark Star-Ledger & TheaterMania


"Written by composer Peter Link (King of Hearts, Salvation) and lyricist Larry Rosler (who, with Joe Bravaco, also wrote the book), the show is more tuneful and emotionally resonant than many shows to hit the Great White Way in recent memory."
By Jonathan Frank, Sound Advice @Talkingbroadway.com

“Peter Link has written a score that mixes to beautiful effect country-western strains with a pop sensibility and even soaring melodic lines reminiscent of opera. What listeners will comment on is the richness and effectiveness of the score..."
By Andy Propst, Americantheatreweb.com

"What the score does offer is a wonderful mix of a country feeling, beautiful ballads, soaring melodies, clever lyrics, a true western atmosphere, and haunting orchestral pieces. The score is very strong and has all the elements a good musical needs, which include a compelling story and a mix of good songs."
- Amy Somensky, Monsters and Critics.com

"The Jenny Burton Experience is actually singer Jenny Burton and a nine-person choir in a show composed and directed by Broadway songwriter Peter Link. And what an experience it is!"
Roy Sander, New York City - citysearch.com

"Composer/director/record producer Peter Link is nothing short of genius, and Burton and her group execute his brilliance flawlessly."
Laurie Lawson -- Electronic Journey

"Singing the songs of Peter Link, Burton offers spine-tingling renditions of rousing gospel/rock anthems that are magnificent in scope and structure."
John Hoglund, New York Native

"Burton is indeed a musical wonder, with a voice that soars, and could probably knock down power lines... Her choir is another very good reason to catch this show. For me, though, the real star here is Link’s ambitious, slam-dunk score..."
Bill Ervolino, The Record

"The sheer range of style and excellency of every number demonstrated talents and skills placing Link among our foremost musical craftsmen. By evening’s end any spirit that hasn’t been uplifted should be checked for consciousness."
Carolyn Rollin Albert, Singles Almanac

Peter Link -- through the years...
Peter with great friend Fred Coffin
Peter with his son Dustin Link
Peter and his wife Julia Wade
PPeter directing Al Pacino
Peter with Lysistrada's star,
Melina Mercouri
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The Mercy Brothers
--college band--
(that's Peter on the far right!)
     
     
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