A veteran of the Australian stage, Peter Carroll has enjoyed a richly varied, 40-year career during which he has appeared in over 100 productions.
He started out as a member of the original Nimrod Theatre and has since performed for all the state theatre companies, including The Actors Company at Sydney Theatre Company, and for most commercial managements.
As well as being a fine dramatic actor, Peter has extensive experience in musical theatre. In 2011, he performed in the world premiere of Doctor Zhivago. Other musical theatre credits include Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh), Evita (Adelaide Festival Centre), Crazy for You (Gordon Frost), The Man of La Mancha (Gordon Frost/SEL), Eureka (Essgee Entertainment), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Really Useful Company), Jesus Christ Superstar (Harry M Miller), Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Threepenny Opera, Summer Rain, Noel and Gertie and Miracle City (STC), and The Pirates of Penzance, Cats (Really Useful Company)and Peter Grimes (Opera Australia).
Most recently, Peter appeared in Old Man at Belvoir St Downstairs, The Book of Everything in New York (for Belvoir) and No Man’s Land for Queensland Theatre Company/STC.
Early in his career, he performed in the one-man show The Christian Brothers for Nimrod, which he subsequently took to London and later revived for STC. His numerous other theatre credits include The Season at Sarsaparilla, The Lost Echo and The War of the Roses for STC, Stuff Happens for Belvoir, and King Lear for Bell Shakespeare to name but a few.
On television, he has appeared in shows including Farscape, Changi, Grass Roots, Water Rats and The Dismissal among others, while his film credits include Sleeping Beauty, The Last Wave and The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith.
Peter has received Helpmann, Mo, Green Room, Glug, Variety Club and Penguin Awards. He was honoured with the MEAA’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for Significant Contribution to Sydney Theatre in 1988.