Mills is a composer/lyricist whose musicals include ILLYRIA, GOLDEN BOY
OF THE BLUE RIDGE, THE FLOOD, and THE TAXI CABARET.
Peter received the 2011 Cole Porter Award, the 2010 Kleban Award for
lyrics, the 2007 Fred Ebb Award for emerging songwriters, 2006 Drama
Desk Award nominations for his show THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE (Best
Music and Best Orchestrations), the 2003 Richard Rodgers New Horizons
Award from the ASCAP Foundation, and a 2002 grant from the Jonathan
Larson Performing Arts Foundation.
Most recently, Peter won the 2014 Donna Perret Rosen Award,
administered by Second Stage Theatre, for excellence in musical theater.
Peter holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from New York
University's Tisch School for the Arts and a degree in English/Dramatic
Literature from Princeton University. He is a founding member of
Prospect Theater Company.
He is currently writing lyrics for a Broadway-aimed musical, THE