Gender
Male
Born
Jul 29, 1927
Miami, Florida, USA
Died
Apr 18, 2008
Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Composer Performer Arranger Musical Director Musical Supervisor Conductor Musical Contractor Musician
Also Known As
Howard Weiss [Birthname]
Comments
Biography: Peter Howard was born Howard Weiss on July 29, 1927 in Miami, Florida to Morris and Anna Wisnowitz Weiss. He graduated from Juilliard in 1948. He toured the United States and Europe with his one-man show entitled "Peter Howard's Broadway."

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Recoil," "1776," "Mame," "Annie," and "Stepping Out." Television credits include: "Peter Pan," "Night of 100 Stars," "The 36th Annual Tony Awards," and "Great Performances."

Trivia:
He was the dance music arranger for 23 of the 38 Broadway shows he worked on from 1949 to 2000.
  • CREDITS
    Minnelli on Minnelli (Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    1776 (Aug 14, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedy HistoryRevival
    Chicago (Nov 14, 1996 - Present)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Swinging on a Star (Oct 22, 1995 - Jan 13, 1996)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Comedy Tonight (Dec 18, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    • Conducted by Peter Howard
    • Piano: Peter Howard
    SpecialVariety ComedyOriginal
    Crazy For You (Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996)
    • Incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Stepping Out (Jan 11, 1987 - Mar 15, 1987)
    • Music arranged by Peter Howard
    • Musical Supervisor: Peter Howard
    PlayOriginal
    Into the Light (Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (Jan 23, 1986 - Feb 02, 1986)
    • Music arranged by Peter Howard
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Harrigan 'n Hart (Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    • Conductor, Piano: Peter Howard
    • Music Contractor: Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    The Tap Dance Kid (Dec 21, 1983 - Aug 11, 1985)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    Baby (Dec 04, 1983 - Jul 01, 1984)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    My One And Only (May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985)
    • Dance Arrangements for "Kickin' the Clouds Away" by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Grand Tour (Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978)
    • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Chicago (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Tricks (Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 13, 1973)
    • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Ari (Jan 15, 1971 - Jan 30, 1971)
    • Incidental music by Peter Howard
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    Minnie's Boys (Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970)
    • Incidental music by Peter Howard
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    La Strada (Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    1776 (Mar 16, 1969 - Feb 13, 1972)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedy HistoryOriginal
    Her First Roman (Oct 20, 1968 - Nov 02, 1968)
    • Dance and incidental music by Peter Howard
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    How Now, Dow Jones (Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)
    • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Here's Love (Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    I Can Get It for You Wholesale (Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962)
    • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Subways Are for Sleeping (Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Carnival! (Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalPuppetsOriginal
    The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
    • Assistant Conducted by Peter Howard
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Desert Incident (Mar 24, 1959 - Mar 28, 1959)
    • Incidental music by Peter Howard
    PlayDramaOriginal
    A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green (Dec 23, 1958 - May 23, 1959)
    • At the Piano: Peter Howard
    MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
    Say, Darling (Apr 03, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959)
    • Performer: Peter Howard [Sideman, Accompanist]
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    • At the pianos: Peter Howard
    PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
    Oh Captain! (Feb 04, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958)
    • Assistant to Mr. Blackton: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Chicago (Sep 03, 2013 - Jun 09, 2019)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Nov 11, 2008 - Jun 27, 2010)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Jun 03, 2003 - Sep 09, 2007)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Dec 12, 1997 - Oct 22, 2000)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Mar 25, 1997 - Apr 30, 2000)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (Jul 12, 1994 - Feb 23, 1997)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Crazy For You (May 11, 1993 - Aug 06, 1995)
    • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Tap Dance Kid (Aug 01, 1985 - Jul 06, 1986)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalOriginal
    My One And Only (Mar 08, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986)
    • Dance Arrangements for "Kickin' the Clouds Away" by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 12, 1983 - Sep 04, 1983)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    • Musical Director: Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie - Fourth National (Sep 11, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Chicago (Sep 12, 1977 - Aug 05, 1978)
    • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (May 25, 1971 - Jul 24, 1971)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Jan 13, 1970 - May 17, 1970)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Dec 28, 1968 - Apr 20, 1969)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 14, 1967 - Feb 24, 1968)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Sep 07, 1965 - Jun 11, 1967)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
    • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
    MusicalComedyOriginal
Minnelli on Minnelli (Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
SpecialConcertOriginal
1776 (Aug 14, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedy HistoryRevival
Chicago (Nov 14, 1996 - Present)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Swinging on a Star (Oct 22, 1995 - Jan 13, 1996)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalRevueOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Comedy Tonight (Dec 18, 1994 - Dec 25, 1994)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Conducted by Peter Howard
  • Piano: Peter Howard
SpecialVariety ComedyOriginal
Crazy For You (Feb 19, 1992 - Jan 07, 1996)
  • Incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Stepping Out (Jan 11, 1987 - Mar 15, 1987)
  • Music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Musical Supervisor: Peter Howard
PlayOriginal
Into the Light (Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (Jan 23, 1986 - Feb 02, 1986)
  • Music arranged by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalRevueOriginal
Harrigan 'n Hart (Jan 31, 1985 - Feb 03, 1985)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Conductor, Piano: Peter Howard
  • Music Contractor: Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
The Tap Dance Kid (Dec 21, 1983 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
Baby (Dec 04, 1983 - Jul 01, 1984)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
Dance a Little Closer (May 11, 1983 - May 11, 1983)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
My One And Only (May 01, 1983 - Mar 03, 1985)
  • Dance Arrangements for "Kickin' the Clouds Away" by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Grand Tour (Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978)
  • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Chicago (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Tricks (Jan 08, 1973 - Jan 13, 1973)
  • Dance and incidental arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ari (Jan 15, 1971 - Jan 30, 1971)
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
Minnie's Boys (Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970)
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
La Strada (Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
1776 (Mar 16, 1969 - Feb 13, 1972)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalComedy HistoryOriginal
Her First Roman (Oct 20, 1968 - Nov 02, 1968)
  • Dance and incidental music by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
How Now, Dow Jones (Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
  • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)
  • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Here's Love (Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962)
  • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Subways Are for Sleeping (Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Carnival! (Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalPuppetsOriginal
The Sound of Music (Nov 16, 1959 - Jun 15, 1963)
  • Assistant Conducted by Peter Howard
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Desert Incident (Mar 24, 1959 - Mar 28, 1959)
  • Incidental music by Peter Howard
PlayDramaOriginal
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green (Dec 23, 1958 - May 23, 1959)
  • At the Piano: Peter Howard
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Say, Darling (Apr 03, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959)
  • Performer: Peter Howard [Sideman, Accompanist]
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • At the pianos: Peter Howard
PlayComedy Play with musicOriginal
Oh Captain! (Feb 04, 1958 - Jul 19, 1958)
  • Assistant to Mr. Blackton: Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Chicago (Sep 03, 2013 - Jun 09, 2019)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Nov 11, 2008 - Jun 27, 2010)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Jun 03, 2003 - Sep 09, 2007)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Dec 12, 1997 - Oct 22, 2000)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Mar 25, 1997 - Apr 30, 2000)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Jul 12, 1994 - Feb 23, 1997)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Crazy For You (May 11, 1993 - Aug 06, 1995)
  • Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Tap Dance Kid (Aug 01, 1985 - Jul 06, 1986)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalOriginal
My One And Only (Mar 08, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986)
  • Dance Arrangements for "Kickin' the Clouds Away" by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 12, 1983 - Sep 04, 1983)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
  • Musical Director: Peter Howard
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie - Fourth National (Sep 11, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Chicago (Sep 12, 1977 - Aug 05, 1978)
  • Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (May 25, 1971 - Jul 24, 1971)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jan 13, 1970 - May 17, 1970)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Dec 28, 1968 - Apr 20, 1969)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 14, 1967 - Feb 24, 1968)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Sep 07, 1965 - Jun 11, 1967)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
  • Dance and Incidental Music Arrangements by Peter Howard
MusicalComedyOriginal

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