Peter was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and graduated from Mount Lawley College of Advanced Education with Majors in
Drama & Theatre Arts.
After gaining an Arts Council bursary to work in children's theatre where his work covered performances for the Festival of Perth and specialised productions for children with intellectual disabilities, Peter appeared in The Beatles musical "Fool on the Hill", toured Western Australia and the Northern Territory in "The Rubbedy Dubbedy Pub Show" and performed in Frank Baden-Powell's Old Time Music Hall season for six months before joining the Hole in the Wall Theatre Company to appear in Gordon Graham's "Demolition Job" directed by Edgar Metcalfe.
Under the directorship of Raymond Omodei at The Hole he appeared in ten productions over a two year period. Among these were Louis Nowra's "Inside The Island", Engstrand in Ibsen's "Ghosts", "Brecht on Brecht" and acclaimed performances as Oedipus in "Oedipus", Barry Moon in Clem Gorman's "A Manual of Trench Warfare", Betty/Gerry in Caryl Churchill's "Cloud Nine", Ron Elisha's "Einstein"; then with the National Theatre Company: Mick in Harold Pinter's classic "The Caretaker".
During this time Peter co-presented the ABC Radio educational programmes "Sing & Play" and "Sing a Song From Somewhere" with Joan Sydney, and "The Multicoloured Lunchbag Show" with Ann Tonks.
Peter was based in Sydney from 1983 and for the next four years his work included "Black & Blue - The Bessie Smith Story" (with Mary Haire, directed by Peter Kingston), Stephen in David Hare's "A Map of the World" for the Indian Ocean Arts Festival (directed by Serge Tampalini), Snoo Wilson's "The Grass Widow" (directed by John Milson), Eddie in Sam Shepard's "A Fool for Love", Kreon in "Antigone" (both directed by Raymond Omodei), extensive work in radio drama and his first feature film - the documentary drama "The Pursuit of Happiness" (Directed by Martha Ansara, DOP Michael Edols).
In 1987 Peter returned to Perth to work on the cultural exchange programme at Murdoch University that resulted in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in Bali (Topan Di Bali) in which he performed the role of Prospero. (Director Serge Tampalini)
He reunited with the team at the ABC to perform in the New York Radio Award winning "Streetwize Comix" and rejoined the Hole in the Wall Company to appear as Roo in the Australian Classic "The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll", Erhart in Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman", Rex in David Williamson's "Sons of Cain" and under the directorship of Aarne Neeme - Marco in Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge".
He appeared as Ram Gallagher in the last of the '80's mini-series : Channel 7's "Jackaroo".
In 1989 Peter toured Australia in "1789 And All That" playing all the major French Revolutionary figures. He appeared as Bronx for SWY Theatre Company in Clem Gorman's "A Night in the Arms of Raeleen" and then with the State Theatre Company of WA: Rowley Masson in Patrick White's "The Season at Sarsaparilla", Eddy in David Williamson's "Top Silk" and Val Xavier in Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending".
(Director Kim Reddin).
He has appeared in cyberspace in a Dr Peter Morse project - the multi-award-winning fantasy opera game thingy "LIMINAL".
He wishes he understood it.
Peter's musical performances encompass a diversified range from classical to rock to cabaret, with the long-running comedy cabaret duo
In 1999 Peter teamed up with writer Mark Fletcher to bring the one-man play Chasing Rabbits to the stage, a project which would last for the best part of two years with seasons in New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Dublin and Melbourne.
Peter was cast as Bill Austin in the original Australian production of "Mamma Mia!" directed by Phyllida Lloyd, which opened in Melbourne on June 9th 2001. His fondest memory of the opening night was the review which read: "Phyllida Lloyd's production disguises its considerable art as marshmallow".
The show ran for 13 months at The Princess Theatre before seasons in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.
Thursday 9th June 2005 saw the final performance of the Australasian tour of Mamma Mia! which had played Auckland, Hong Kong and Singapore with return seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne : 4 years and 1527 performances.
After completing that marathon stretch of musical theatre Peter filmed his fifth guest role in the last episodes of the Melbourne-based Australian television stalwart Blue Heelers before going for a few rounds in the arena in the Australian tour of The Boy From Oz with Hugh Jackman, directed by Kenny Ortega, performing the roles of Dick Woolnough and Dee Anthony.
Peter also appeared in guest roles in the Network 9 series "The Strip" and SBS' "East West 101".
In February 2011 Peter appeared alongside Anne Wood, Christina O'Neill, Ed Grey and Adam Rennie in the sell-out season of Dean Bryant & Mathew Frank's Australian musical "Prodigal" for the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne.
On television, Peter has most recently appeared in the final episodes of Southern Star's police drama "RUSH" for Channel 10 and
ABC TV's new telemovie "Dangerous Remedy".
In March 2012 Peter began work on the world premiere production of the musical "An Officer & A Gentleman" in Sydney.
The show opened on 18th May 2012 for a six week season at Sydney's Lyric Theatre.