Project Description

Peter McDonald

PETER MCDONALD

Peter Michael McDonald (two saints walk into a burger joint….) is an actual Los Angeles native. At the age of fourteen, Peter’s family decided to leave Highland Park and try something new. The “new” thing, opening a boutique on the eve of a recession, meant moving to southern Florida. The new thing was not a success. But Peter learned to fish, play tennis in ridiculously humid conditions, and finished High School. The family returned to sunny Southern California where Peter entered UC Irvine as a Biology major. This plan was scuttled when Peter decided to fulfill a “breadth requirement” in the Theater Department…the rest is history. Peter’s first gig out of college was performing at The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville (the name says it all) in Oceano, CA. Beer, hotdogs, popcorn, cheering, booing, and hissing were on the menu…..the place is still going these many years later! From there Peter headed back to LA, found work in touring shows, local theater, and eventually TV and Film. During that time, he also made numerous trips to Europe, including a visit to Prague a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall; found he had a skill for fixing things that came in very “handy” when funds were waning; learned to Scuba Dive; and was lucky enough to meet and marry his dream girl.

Director

  • Staged reading of James Prideaux’s The Autograph Hound
  • Laughter in the Shadow of the Trees.

Actor

  • Staged reading as William Coles in Other People’s Money

Theatre (Partial List)

  • THE LOST WORLD (LA Theatre Works’ National Tour)
  • THE REAL DR. STRANGELOVE (LA Theatre Works’ National Tour)
  • STOLEN MOMENTS (Company of Angels, Los Angeles)
  • FAMILY VALUES (Strasberg Institute, Los Angeles)
  • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles)
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA (Caldwell Hall, Los Angeles)
  • BLACK BEAUTY (Burbank Theatre, Los Angeles)
  • CABARET (Morgan Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica)
  • R & G ARE DEAD (Morgan Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica)
  • TAMING OF THE SHREW (Globe Theatre, Los Angeles)
FILM

  • THE JUDGE
  • INSTANT TRAUMA
  • ADULTHOOD
  • PALE BLUE
  • PULL
  • LOADED
  • WHAT GOES AROUND…

TELEVISION

  • THE GILDED LILYS
  • E.R.
  • WINGS
  • BECKER
  • LOIS AND CLARK
  • THAT WAS THEN
  • TITUS
  • BEVERLY HILLS 90210
  • AMERICA’S MOST WANTED
  • THE JUDGE
  • INSTANT TRAUMA
  • TEN THOUSAND MILES
  • ADULTHOOD
  • PALE BLUE
  • PULL