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Peter Mills is an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. He won the third Fred Ebb award in 2007.[1]

Peter Mills
Birth namePeter Mills
GenresMusical theatre
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter,



After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in english/dramatic literature, he then acquired his MFA in musical theatre writing at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[2] He is one the founding members of Prospect Theater Company, which frequently put on his work.


---(music, lyrics, & book by Mills unless otherwise noted)---

  • Marco Polo, 2000, lyrics & book (music by Deborah Abramson)
  • The Flood, 2001, music, lyrics, & book by Mills & Cara Reichel
  • Illyria, 2002
  • The Alchemists, 2003, book by Mills & Reichel
  • Lonely Rhymes, 2004
  • The Pursuit of Persephone, 2005, book by Mills & Reichel (reopened as The Underclassman in 2014)
  • Iron Curtain 2006, lyrics (music by Stephen Weiner, book by Susan DiLallo)
  • The Rockae, 2007, rock musical based on The Bacchae, book by Mills & Reichel
  • Honor, 2008, based on As You Like It, music, lyrics, & book by Mills & Cara Reichel
  • Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, 2009, book by Mills & Reichel
  • Evergreen, 2009, book by Mills & Reichel
  • Death For Five Voices, 2013, book by Mills & Reichel
  • The Honeymooners, 2017, based on the television show, lyrics (music by Stephen Weiner, book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss)
  • The Hello Girls, 2018, book by Mills & Reichel

Personal lifeEdit

Mills is married to Cara Reichel, who met while at Princeton. They started the Prospect Theater Company soon after, and she is his frequent if not always collaborator.[3]

Awards & nominationsEdit