Peter Parnell

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Peter Parnell

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Peter Parnell’s most recent play, DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, was produced by the Lincoln Center Theater Company. He wrote the new book for the Alan Menken-Stephen Schwartz musicalThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney Theatrical Group), and the new book for the Broadway revival of Lerner and Lane’s On A Clear Day You Can See Foreverstarring Harry Connick, Jr., and Jessie Mueller. His plays include Trumpery (Atlantic Theatre Company), QED starring Alan Alda (Mark Taper Forum, Vivian Beaumont, LCT), a two-part stage adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules (Seattle Rep, Taper, Atlantic, American Theatre Critics Association Award). His other plays, Sorrows of Stephen, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Romance Language, Hyde in Hollywood, Flaubert’s Latest and An Imaginary Life, were first produced by the Public Theater and at Playwrights Horizons. For television, Mr. Parnell was a writer and co-producer for The West Wing (two Emmy Award® citations), and for The Guardian, Inconceivable, Six Degrees, The Lottery, Brain Dead and The Last Tycoon (Amazon), and wrote for When We Rise  (Dustin Lance Black, ABC-TV). His children’s book And Tango Makes Three, co-authored with Justin Richardson, was an American Library Association Notable Book, a Henry Bergh Award winner. Parnell served as Vice-President of The Dramatists Guild from 2009-2015