|Posted on June 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM|
Ulster Operatic Company is delighted to announce that Peter Kennedy has been given Honorary Life Membership of the Company. Peter's Dad was Chairman of the Company for many years and we think this is a fitting tribute to Peter for all the hard work and commitment he has shown The Ulster over many years.
Peter Kennedy’s association with the Ulster Operatic Company dates back to our 1970 production of The Sound of Music in which he played ‘Kurt’. He played over 30 principal roles with the company before becoming one of our director/choreographers. Peter has since established himself as one of the best known ‘names’ in musical theatre in Ireland, having won over 20 individual awards as a director, choreographer and performer. As the author and composer of Ham, God Bless Archie Dean, Clown, The Joy of Living, How the West Wasn’t Won, Falling Apart and Come the Dawn, he has been acknowledged with 3 special awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre’ in Ireland. Peter has been resident director of the ‘AIMS Residential Summer Youth Workshops’ since their inception and now runs his own Youth Theatre Group in Galway.
Peter returned to The Ulster in 2004 for their production of West Side Story in Lisburn and has subsequently been at the helm for productions of Calamity Jane, Oklahoma! West Side Story, Rent, Boogie Nights, Little Shop of Horrors and the award winning Guys and Dolls.