Artist Bio

Peter Udell

(Bio as of September 2005)

Peter Udell most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Purlie during the 2005/2006 Season. Mr. Udell is the co-author of the Broadway musicals Purlie (two Tony nominations), Shenandoah (Tony Award for best book), Angel, Comin' Uptown and The Amen Corner. A protégé of Frank Loesser, he has worked successfully in the music business since 1960, producing records and writing lyrics for such pop hits as "Sealed With A Kiss," "Save Your Heart for Me," "Hurting Each Other" and "Warmed Over Kisses/Left Over Love." Mr. Udell has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and had the honor of having his song "Freedom" from Shenandoah performed before three U.S. presidents at the rededication of the Statue of Liberty.

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