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Peter Parnell (born 1953) is an American Broadway and Off-Broadway playwright, television writer, and children's book author. Parnell is also Vice-President of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.
- "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" - Disney Theatricals - music by Alan Menken (“Newsies”), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) - currently in development
- "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"- St. James Theater, Broadway - 2011 - starring Harry Connick Jr., Jessie Mueller, and David Turner
- "Trumpery" - Atlantic Theatre Company - 2007
- QED - Lincoln Center Theater - starring Alan Alda - 2011
- "The Cider House Rules, Part One," adapted from John Irving's novel - Atlantic Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep
- "The Cider House Rules, Part Two," Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep
- Flaubert's Latest - Playwrights Horizons - 1992
- Hyde in Hollywood - Playwrights Horizons - 1989
- An Imaginary Life - Playwrights Horizons - 1993
- Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket - starring Thomas Hulce - Playwrights Horizons
- Romance Language - Playwrights Horizons - 1985
- Scooter Thomas Makes It to the Top of the World - 1978
- Sorrows of Stephen - The Public Theater - 1979
- The West Wing, Season One - Executive Story Editor - 1999-2000
- The West Wing, Season Two - Co-Producer - 2000-2001
- The Guardian, Season One - Producer - 20001-2002
- Inconceivable, Season One - Producer - 2005
- Six Degrees, Season One - Consulting Producer - 2006-2007
- And Tango Makes Three with Justin Richardson. The book tells the true story of two male penguins living in the Central Park Zoo who pair-bonded and together hatched a chick named Tango. The book has received numerous awards and was the single most challenged or banned book in the United States in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. It remains one of the ten most banned books in the US.
- Christian, the Hugging Lion, a children's book about the true story of Christian the lion.
Grants and Awards
NEA, Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lecomte de Nouy foundations; the Fund for New American Plays, Kennedy Center, American Theatre Critics' Association and Ovation awards for Best Play (for The Cider House Rules). For ["And Tango Makes Three"]:
- American Library Association Notable Children's Book - 2006
- ASPCA's Henry Bergh Award - 2005
- Gustavus Myer Outstanding Book Award- 2006
- Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Book of the Year - 2006
- Bank Street Best Book of the Year - 2006
- Cooperative Children's Book Council Choice, and CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book - 2006
- Lambda Literary Award finalist - 2006
- Sheffield Children's Book Award - shortlisted - 2008
- "Parnell's 'Trumpery' World Premiere Tonight at Atlantic". Broadway World. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
- "A Baby for the Gay Authors Behind the Daddy Penguins". The New York Times, October 2, 2009.
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