COMPOSER / LYRICIST / RECORD PRODUCER
ORCHESTRATOR / ARRANGER / DIRECTOR / ARTIST...
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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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.
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 Mr. Link's great loves is his work in the pop
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
entitled THRU ME - The songs of Peter Link which he
wrote, performed and produced.
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,
wrote and produced 12 Inspirational songs for singer
JULIA WADE’S new CD, UPON THE MOUNTAIN.
has recently finished orchestrating and producing a
CD for the pre-Broadway production of AFRICA PLUMBRIDGE
a new musical out of Chicago
has recently finished three new CDs –
an inspirational album for
MINDY JOSTYN, a
solo CD for STEVE
(star of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway) and a
new CD of children’s
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.
produced an album for opera star Frederica Von Stade.
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.
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
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
The Passion Of The Christ) at the
2005 13th Annual Movie Guide Awards
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
Peter has a number of exciting projects on the boards.
western musical, SUNDOWN, has recently been workshopped at
the York Theatre Company in NYC and at the ASCAP/Disney
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
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.
Link's score is brave, courageous, and bold with beautiful
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
By Jonathan Frank, Sound Advice @Talkingbroadway.com
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
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
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
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
Link -- through the years...
with great friend Fred Coffin
with his son Dustin Link
directing Al Pacino
with Lysistrada's star,
(that's Peter on the far right!)