Peter Parnell

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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.[1]



  • The West Wing, Season One - Executive Story Editor - 1999-2000[15]
  • The West Wing, Season Two - Co-Producer - 2000-2001[15]
  • The Guardian, Season One - Producer - 20001-2002[15]
  • Inconceivable, Season One - Producer - 2005[15]
  • Six Degrees, Season One - Consulting Producer - 2006-2007[15]

Children's Literature[edit]

  • 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.

Personal life[edit]

Parnell is married to the psychiatrist Justin Richardson. They live in Manhattan with their daughter.[16]

Grants and Awards[edit]

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).[17] For ["And Tango Makes Three"]:


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  2. ^ Healy, Patrick (20 June 2013). "Disney Shows in Development". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Healy, Patrick (24 November 2011). "‘On a Clear Day' Now Centers on the Psychiatrist". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Isherwood, Charles (6 December 2007). "Don’t Dillydally, Darwin, It’s Survival of the Quickest". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Dean, Cornelia (18 December 2007). "Darwin's Era, Modern Themes: Science, Faith and Publication". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Parnell's 'Trumpery' World Premiere Tonight at Atlantic". Broadway World. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Mike Taylor, ElevenOne Theatre presents Trumpery by Peter Parnell, retrieved 2014-06-16 
  8. ^ Overbye, Dennis (2001-11-13). "On Stage, a Day in the Life of an Idiosyncratic Physicist". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Flaubert's Latest". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  10. ^ "Hyde in Hollywood". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  11. ^ "An Imaginary Life". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  12. ^ "The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  13. ^ "Romance Language". Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  14. ^ Blau, Eleanor (1980-01-06). "He Calls 'Sorrows' a Comic Ache - A Comic Ache - Article -". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
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  16. ^ "A Baby for the Gay Authors Behind the Daddy Penguins". The New York Times, October 2, 2009.
  17. ^ "Biography - Peter Parnell". American Theatre Wing. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
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