Peter Rutherford



Peter has enjoyed a happily varied career as a musical director, composer, freelance arranger, actor and vocal coach. He co-wrote  A Little Touch of Chaos, The Hatpin, and LoveBites, with long-time collaborator, James Millar. His shows have been produced in Australia, New York and London.  Peter and James were the recipients of the inaugural Jeanne Pratt Music Theatre Artists in Residence program, which commissioned them to write/compose the new musical The Dressmaker, based on the novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham.

As musical director, his theatre credits include Matilda (Musical Director), Little Women, The Hatpin, LoveBites, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Associate MD), Sing on Through Tomorrow, Cats (Associate MD), Jekyll & Hyde (Associate MD), School of Rock (AMD & Vocal Coach), Hats Off and Breast Wishes, amongst others. Cabaret shows include: The Fabulous Frances Faye, 10 Things I Hate About Cabaret, Legends, Live and Legless, and Home Thoughts From Abroad. Peter also appeared onstage with Opera Australia’s The Pirates of Penzance with Anthony Warlow and David Hobson.