Music director worked on 'Annie,' 'Chicago'

Peter Howard, a Broadway music director and dance arranger who worked on a variety of popular musicals, died due to complications of Parkinson’s disease in Englewood, N.J. on April 18. He was 80.

Howard’s many Broadway credits included “Annie,” “Chicago,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Minnelli on Minnelli.” He also worked on a range of films, including arranging the opening dance number from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

A graduate of Juilliard, where he studied piano, Howard worked with numerous actors and major Broadway names like Bob Fosse and Jerry Orbach in his years as director and dance arranger. He also taught singing techniques to young people in the N.Y. area.

He is survived by a son and a granddaughter.

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