Department of Theatre

westerhoff.peter


B. Peter Westerhoff

Professor Emeritus of Performance

M.F.A. Directing, University of Connecticut
B.A. Theatre, Business, and Education, Wittenberg University

B. Peter Westerhoff was a Professor at Oklahoma State University where he was Head of Performance from 1985 to 2018. During his 33 year tenure at OSU, he directed more than 80 productions including The Drowsy Chaperone, Galileo, Xanadu, The Last Five Years, Jacques Brell is Alive and Well..., Hair, Our Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, The Visit, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Crazy for You, Comedy of Errors and Into the Woods.  He directed and choreographed more than 17 musicals for Connecticut Repertory's summer season, such as Smokey Joe's CafĂ©, Over Here!, Bye, Bye, Birdie, 1940's Radio Hour, Forever Plaid, Sweet Charity, Lady Be Good!, Tintypes and Pirates of Penzance. He also directed and choreographed in Ohio, Indiana, New York State and Massachusetts. In New York City, he directed the Kennedy conspiracy play, Why We Shot John, for Cinna Productions at the 29th Street Repertory and Table Manners for the Amateur Comedy Club, the oldest continually producing theatrical organization in the country. He directed the American Premiere of Exchange by Yuri Tifanov, translated by Michael Frayne, for the Blue Heron Theatre, NYC.