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Peter Foley

 
Bio:
Peter Benjamin Foley of Nyack, New York, died at home on August 27, 2021, after surviving ocular (uveal) melanoma, a rare cancer, for more than 10 years. He was 54. A composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, and music director for theater, television, and film, Foley is remembered for his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Peter Benjamin Foley of Nyack, New York, died at home on August 27, 2021, after surviving ocular (uveal) melanoma, a rare cancer, for more than 10 years. He was 54. A composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, and music director for theater, television, and film, Foley is remembered for his ... (read complete bio)
 

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10/02/2006
 

Peter Foley Biography

Peter Benjamin Foley of Nyack, New York, died at home on August 27, 2021, after surviving ocular (uveal) melanoma, a rare cancer, for more than 10 years. He was 54.

A composer, lyricist, arranger, orchestrator, and music director for theater, television, and film, Foley is remembered for his singular artistry and wide-ranging work, musical knowledge and expertise, love of language, dedication to craft, and for his fierce intelligence, warmth, and wit.

Born February 21, 1967, in Berkeley, California, Foley displayed musical talent at an early age. He studied piano with Roy Bogas and in middle school played in the storied Berkeley Public Schools jazz program. In high school, he played piano and percussion with the Bay Area Wind Symphony and at age 16 was the piano soloist for RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. At Berkeley High School, he developed a love of theater, accompanying and performing as an actor in several plays and musicals, from COMPANY to THE THREEPENNY OPERA. His fascination with the shows of Stephen Sondheim inspired him to become a composer and lyricist, and Sondheim became one of his early mentors.




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Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11t Photo Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11th
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The companion show to Melissa Errico's gorgeous album of movie music will recieve a return engagement at Feinstein's Supper Club, 54 Below.

BWW Review: Melissa Errico is the Ultimate Femme, Fatale or Otherwise, in OUT OF THE  Photo BWW Review: Melissa Errico is the Ultimate Femme, Fatale or Otherwise, in OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at Feinstein's
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 19, 2022

Melissa Errico has outdone herself with her new show, her new CD, and her Film Noir glamor.

Melissa Errico's OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT Out Today Photo Melissa Errico's OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the new release from renowned singer, actress and author Melissa Errico, the  compelling new studio album, Out Of The Dark: The Film Noir Project today Friday, February 18.

Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PRO Photo Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when the world was locked away in lonely rooms with only old movies to watch at midnight, Errico suddenly returned to one of her life-long obsessions – noir! The genre is noted for its dark, disturbing sensibility of intractable fatalism that Paris existentialists discovered in American film during the 1940’s. Noir continues to run as a mesmerizing, mysterious current through modern movies and music, and Errico has embraced it in her own artistic endeavors.

George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinste Photo George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Melissa Errico to Release New Album OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT Photo Melissa Errico to Release New Album OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced the new release from renowned singer, actress and author Melissa Errico, the  compelling new studio album, Out Of The Dark: The Film Noir Project on Friday, February 18.

Peter Foley, Composer And Lyricist Of THE HIDDEN SKY, Dies At 54 Photo Peter Foley, Composer And Lyricist Of THE HIDDEN SKY, Dies At 54
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

Peter Benjamin Foley died at home on August 27, 2021, after surviving ocular (uveal) melanoma, a rare cancer, for more than 10 years. He was 54.

BWW Review: IL PARLE, ELLE CHANTE, PART 3: MYSTERY at Florence Gould Hall Photo BWW Review: IL PARLE, ELLE CHANTE, PART 3: MYSTERY at Florence Gould Hall
by Ricky Pope - May 6, 2021

As the final concert of three, Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik premier their evening for the French Institute; Alliance Française, IL PARLE, ELLE CHANTE, PART 3: MYSTERY. It is a treat for the music lover, the knowledge lover, and the francophile.

VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit Photo VIDEO: Watch BD Wong's SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED Benefit
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr's imaginative, video-driven interpretation of the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed premieres tonight! The collection of immersive music videos will stream right here at BroadwayWorld at 8pm Eastern as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 10- with BD Wong, Liz Callaway and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 10- with BD Wong, Liz Callaway and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2020

Today (August 10) in live streaming: BD Wong premieres Songs from an Unmade Bed, Liz Callaway sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Peter Foley Videos

Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PRO VideoExclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when the world was locked away in lonely rooms with only old movies to watch at midnight, Errico suddenly returned to one of her life-long obsessions – noir! The genre is noted for its dark, disturbing sensibility of intractable fatalism that Paris existentialists discovered in American film during the 1940’s. Noir continues to run as a mesmerizing, mysterious current through modern movies and music, and Errico has embraced it in her own artistic endeavors.

STAGE TUBE: Sondheim Presents Lansbury With Award
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2010

Angela Lansbury, the great star of stage, film, and television, was honored April 12 with the first annual Stephen Sondheim Award, given by Virginia's Signature Theatre at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The Sondheim Award, established by Signature last year in the name of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, was presented to the actress by Mr. Sondheim himself.