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Peter Yawitz, the winner of the 2005 Nightlife Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Performance from the New York City cabaret, jazz, and comedy critics, divides his time among being a well-known consultant, coach, and trainer of corporate executives, a responsible husband and father, and one of the most highly praised singer/songwriter/comedians performing about and commenting on modern life.
His most recent show, "A New Man" has played to sell-out crowds in New York City. Reviewers have labeled him "hilarious," "a born showman who never met an audience he didn't like," "a dazzling triple threat," and "personable, dead-pan funny and an instinctively sharp performer." His song, "Cliché Bingo," using 85 business buzzwords in one song was called a "masterpiece of construction and performance" by Show Business Weekly magazine.
A keen-eyed observer of social and business situations and relationships, he enthralls audiences with songs about his ability to say just the right thing in "Talk Like a Guy" (with music by Dick Gallagher) and "Semi-Demi Intellectual" (with music by David Friedman). His song "Not Good Enough," written with Peter Lurye, has stopped shows cold.
He has performed in musicals and plays in and around New York City. He was also the cartoon singing voice of Mumfie The Elephant in the television series Britt Allcroft's The Magic Adventures of Mumfie. He was born and raised in Manhattan, where he still lives with his wife and two children, graduated from Princeton University, and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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