Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Gary Peterson (Email me!)
By day, Peterson is a video tape editor for WLS-TV in Chicago. He has worked on numerous television productions including the Oprah Winfrey Show and both local (and network) and sports programs. In 1984, Peterson received a national Emmy Award for his video editing work at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Peterson first got involved in theatre during college, where he acted in the University of Illinois' production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, among others. This prompted him to join some community — and later professional — theatre groups, where he produced, directed, and/or acted in several productions in and around the Chicago area and in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Peterson's acting credits include 1776, The Star-Spangled Girl, and Charley's Aunt; while as a producer/director he has been at the helm for productions of Godspell, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Exit the Body.
The talented writer's avocations include computers, astronomy, music, movies, and the popular card game Magic: the Gathering. (Ask him about his Elves and Griffins deck!)
Gary Peterson lives in a Chicago suburb with his wife, Gabrielle, and their two daughters: Elizabeth Frances, and Kristen Renee.
For more about Peterson, visit his website. He welcomes E-Mail from friends, relatives, those involved in his productions, and from anybody who'd just like to say "Hi!"