Peter C. Mills received the 2003 Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award from The ASCAP Foundation, and received a 2002 grant from the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation. Most recently, he wrote book, music, and lyrics for THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE, (nominated for two Drama Desk Awards: Best Music, Best Orchestrations) a new musical about F. Scott Fitzgerald's college years. In 2004 he wrote the music and lyrics for LONELY RHYMES, a comic song cycle, and in 2003 he wrote the book, music, and lyrics for THE ALCHEMISTS.ILLYRIA, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT for which he also wrote book, music, and lyrics, had its regional premiere at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Fall 2004, and a cast album of that production was released in April 2005. THE TAXI CABARET, his first new musical, was originally performed in 2000, and in Fall 2004 was published by Samuel French.With Cara Reichel, he wrote THE FLOOD, which was selected for the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop (2001). MARCO POLO, his NYU thesis musical with composer Deborah Abramson, was selected for the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop in 2000, and Peter and Deborah were chosen as 2000-01 Dramatists Guild Fellows.Peter holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theater Writing from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts and a degree in English/Dramatic Literature from Princeton University.