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Kurt Peterson began his Broadway career when Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers chose him to play Tony in the revival of West Side Story at Lincoln Center. He then starred opposite Angela Lansbury in Dear World and created the role of Young Ben in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Off-Broadway, Kurt starred in Dames at Sea, By Bernstein, and Alias Jimmy Valentine, and appeared in the Town Hall productions of Knickerbocker Holiday, Music in the Air and I Married an Angel. Kurt sang “Proud Lady” to Patti LuPone when he starred opposite her in the Broadway-bound The Baker’s Wife. He also starred in the highly acclaimed Canadian premiere of Company and Rob Marshall’s production of Side By Side By Sondheim. Kurt was featured in the 75th birthday celebrations Wall to Wall Sondheim and Children & Art honoring Stephen Sondheim and has performed as a leading man in many productions and concerts around the country (including the one of a kind Follies concert in Michigan, where the four original youngsters played their older counterparts) and in Europe. His most recent New York stage appearance was with his long time co-star Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, their acclaimed "Concert (with comments)" which debuted at New York's City Center on April 29, 2012.

Kurt and his company, James William Productions (JWP), produced the acclaimed Sondheim—A Musical Tribute, the first celebration of the composer/lyricist; helped launch the New York and London productions of Angela Lansbury’s Gypsy; produced the live tours of WPIX-TV’s classic children’s show “The Magic Garden”; and the National Tour of Rob Marshall’s innovative Side By Side By Sondheim. Recent projects include co-producing the New York productions and National Tour of the Stephen Schwartz family musical Captain Louie; the Off-Broadway production of the play Capture Now, directed by Larry Moss; and the BC/EFA benefit Alone At Last, featuring the music of Ian Herman. JWP is currently represented by the Helen Hayes and Drama Desk Award winning play Zero Hour, about theater legend Zero Mostel, recently remounted in New York and now touring the U.S. and Canada, the live recording of When Everything Was Possible, Proud Ladies (fall 2017), and the new musical Dancing on the Moon (2018). Kurt is the owner of New York City’s The Voice Studio, home to many of Broadway’s greatest teachers and performers.

Kurt Peterson Photos


Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005

Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1988

Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1986

Off-Off-Broadway Concert, 1986

Off-Broadway Concert, 1985

Closed on the road, 1976

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1975

Concert [Broadway], 1973

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1972
Young Ben

Broadway Revival, 1971
Gabey [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1971
Young Ben

Off-Broadway Revival, 1970

Original Broadway Production, 1969

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Dick [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1968

Kurt Peterson Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
[Broadway, 1973]

Kurt Peterson News

Kate Baldwin, Beth Leavel, and More Join FOLLIES Concert at Carnegie Hall

The complete cast has now been announced for Transport Group's concert production of Follies. The sold-out event will play one night only—Thursday, June 20, at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall.
Holliday, Lewis, Benko, Billings & More to Star in FOLLIES at Carnegie Hall

Follies, featuring an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees, will be the tenth presentation in the Transport Group's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series—for one night only—at Carnegie Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets.
The Green Room 42 Presents A Cabaret Celebration Of CINDERELLAS OF WEST 53RD STREET

In celebration of the 2023 release of Bear Manor Media's title, Cinderellas of West 53rd Street:  Stories from the Legendary Rehearsal Club, and this year's release with Blythe Danner and each writer reading their own story for the audiobook, published by Blackstone and available on Audible.com, The Green Room 42 will present “Circle of Cinderella Friends,” in cabaret, May 7, 2024, 7:00pm.  
Review: The ASA Honors Betty Buckley With NEW WAYS TO DREAM Concert at Merkin Hall

A cast of Friends Of Betty filled the stage of Merkin Hall this week as the American Songbook Association honored Betty Buckley.
Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Mario Cantone & More Join ASA Gala Honoring Betty Buckley

Get the latest on the star-studded lineup coming together to honor Betty Buckley at the American Songbook Association event. Find out when and where this exciting tribute will take place. Don't miss the chance to see Sandra Bernhard, Donna Murphy, Jennifer Simard, and more pay homage to a musical legend.
A Video Roundup Celebrating The ASA's Gala Honoring Betty Buckley: NEW WAYS TO DREAM at Merkin Hall

One by one, the cast of the gala honoring Betty Buckley has grown more and more starry.
American Songbook Association Will Honor Betty Buckley For Its Fourth Annual Gala This October

American Songbook Association (ASA) announces its Fourth Annual Gala to honor Tony Award-winning star of Broadway and London theater, film and television Betty Buckley on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 PM.
Photos: Donna McKechnie, Melissa Errico, and More Attend Lorna Dallas at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

It was a celebrity filled audience last night and the glamor of Manhattan Cabaret nightlife was in abundance for Lorna Dallas and her show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre titled “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days.
Photos: Go Inside EVERYTHING'S COMING UP DAME ANGELA at the Actors' Temple Theatre

See photos from Dancers over 40's special and intimate salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC.
Review: A Tribute To “Luisa” By The Friends Of THE FANTASTICKS' First Girl In 54 CELEBRATES RITA GARDNER at 54 Below

Rita Gardner was not only a part of THE FANTASTICKS' history, she is one of the reasons it became historic in the first place.
DO40 to Present WE THINK YOU’RE JUST SENSATIONAL, DAME ANGELA at the Actors' Temple Theatre

Dancers over 40 will present a very special salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre - the highlight of their Spring season.
Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.
WE THINK YOU'RE JUST SENSATIONAL, DAME - ANGELA! to be Presented at the Actors' Temple Theatre

Dancers over 40 will present a very special salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre in NYC - the highlight of their Spring season.
Laura Benanti, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico & More to Celebrate Rita Gardner at 54 Below

Broadway stars Laura Benanti, Liz Callaway, and more are joining the cast of 54 Celebrates Rita Gardner on May 1st at 7:00pm.
Video: Watch Lost Footage of Broadway Greats in ON THE STEPS OF THE SHUBERT

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson appears in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of 'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute'. Narrated by Kurt from the steps inside Broadway's Shubert Theatre in the rear orchestra where he sat beside Stephen Sondheim that evening, the video just debuted online in celebration of the event's 50th anniversary and you can watch it in full.
Wake Up With BWW 3/8: SHUCKED Begins Previews, Olivia Holt in CHICAGO, and More!

Top stories: Shucked begins previews on Broadway tonight, Olivia Holt will make her Broadway debut in Chicago, and more!
50th Anniversary of SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE Will Be Celebrated in Commemorative Video

Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson will appear in On the Steps of the Shubert, a video commemorating the 50th Anniversary of “Sondheim: A Musical Tribute”, the first celebration of Stephen Sondheim's work, originally presented at the Shubert Theatre, Sunday, March 11, 1973. 
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Celebrates 100th Performance And Says Goodbye To Phil Geoffrey Bond at 54 Below

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Review: BACKSTAGE BABBLE Brings Bounty Of Broadway to 54 Below

Charles Kirsch's Backstage Babble Live! was the best party in New York City last night.
Jason Robert Brown, Patti Murin, and More to Play 54 BELOW Next Week

Next week, 54 Below will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.


How many Broadway shows has Kurt Peterson been in?

Kurt Peterson has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Kurt Peterson been in?

Kurt Peterson has not appeared in the West End.

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