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The Kid Who Played the Palace

About Peter Sklar

Peter Sklar
Peter Sklar, Ed. M. Harvard University, is pleased to be making his Broadway producing debut with his new musical, The Kid Who Played the Palace, (Director, Bill Martin, Broadway’s The Lieutenant: five-time Tony nominee). He is a nationally-known speaker, educator, author, talent scout and producer with three decades of experience discovering and working behind-the-scenes with young performers such as Sara Jessica Parker, (HBO’s Sex & The City), Hunter Parrish, (Showtime's Weeds, "Jesus," Broadway's Godspell, Broadway's Spring Awakening), Zachery Ty Bryan, (Home Improvement), Reese Witherspoon, (Legally Blonde, Walk the Line), Ashley Bashioum, (The Young and the Restless), Lori Loughlin, (Full House), Mischa Barton, (Fox TV’s O.C.), Alex Winter, (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Lost Boys), Rick Schroder, (Silver Spoons, NYPD Blue), Ricki Lake, and hundreds of others. His work to date has been the subject of five feature-length articles in The New York Times, along with numerous feature articles in The New York Daily News, New York Post, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Kansas City Star, as well as on numerous ABC, NBC and CBS local and nation-wide news and entertainment programs including E! True Hollywood Story, Bravo Channel, Donahue, Good Morning America, etc.  In 1984, Mr. Sklar founded the famed Beginnings Workshop in upstate New York. Currently, workshops take place in both England and the United States. His publication, Winning Monologues from the Beginnings Workshop, (Samuel French/Bakerís Plays), is a standard text in many high school and college theater departments, as well as a resource for numerous talent agencies and casting directors. Mr. Sklar studied concert piano at New York’s Juilliard School of Music and was a career musician. He holds a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University, with a concentration in adolescent development and counseling. His protégés and/or discoveries include thousands of successful young performers, such as:

  • Mischa Barton
    • Fox TV’s The O.C.
  • Reese Witherspoon
    • Legally Blond
    • Walk the Line
    • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
    • HBO’s Sex and the City
ABC's Home Improvement
  • Hunter Parish
    • Showtime's Weeds
    • "Jesus", Broadway's Godspell
    • Broadway's Spring Awakening
  • Zachery Ty Bryan
    • “Brad”, ABC’s Home Improvement
CBS's The Young and the Restless CBS
  • Ashley Bashioum
    • CBS’s The Young and the Restless
  • Lori Loughlin
    • NBC’s Full House
    • Secret Admirer
  • Rick Schroder
    • CBS’s Silver Spoons
    • NYPD Blue, etc.
  • Allison Smith
    • Broadway’s Annie
    • CBS’s Kate and Allie
  • Brian Bloom
    • Emmy Winner, CBS’s As the World Turns
    • The A Team
  • Alisan Porter
    • Curly Sue
    • Parenthood, etc.
  • J.D. Roth
    • Host, MTV
    • Fox’s Fun House
  • Missy Goldberg
    • ABC’s The Saturday A.M. Posse
  • Zachary Cope
    • Stir of Echoes, co-star with Kevin Bacon
  • Josh Blake
    • CBS’s Search for Tomorrow
    • NBC’s Alf
  • Tammy Amerson
    • ABC’s One Life to Live
  • Jeffrey Landman
    • Les Miserables
    • Halloween V
  • Pam Potillo
    • NBC’s The Cosby Show
  • Justin Henry
    • Kramer v. Kramer
    • Sixteen Candles
  • Kia Goodwin
    • NBC’s 227 with Marla Gibbs
  • Braden Danner
    • Broadway’s Les Miserables
  • Reuben Gaumez
    • Lead Vocalist, Menudo
  • Sarah Doroff
    • Three Fugitives, etc.
  • Alexander Winter
    • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    • Lost Boys
  • Holly Marie Combs
    • “Piper”, WB’s Charmed
    • "Ella", ABC's Pretty Little Liars

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