Peggy Pharr Wilson


I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  (6th generation Texan)  I
received my BFA from Baylor University, but missed my college
graduation ceremony to begin my first professional job with the Creede
Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado.  I was in the acting company
there for three years, met a really cute techie boy named Tristan Wilson
and had a summer romance that has lasted over 25 years.  We then
moved to Kansas City where I worked for several theatres and co-wrote
the book for the cult musical hit, SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH, or
EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.  It has played steadily for over 25
years all over the country, at the Fringe Festival, and is currently still
being performed, lately in Australia.  I have performed my role in that
show four times; in Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas (where it broke the
record for longest running show) and in New York City, off Broadway.  I
then worked for several years in every theatre in Dallas, then moved to
New York City.  I worked to get BRAIN DEATH produced off-Broadway
and learned of the ugly tawdry business side of theatre, but managed to
rise above and come out relatively unscathed.  I also worked for 5 years
for DIFFA, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS, a cause near
and dear to my heart.  I have originated roles in three musicals and one
straight play, which is always challenging and a wonderful experience.   
For 10 years I was in the resident acting company of the Creede
Repertory Theatre, performing over 50 roles.  I won the Denver Post’s
Ovation Award for best actress in a musical for my performance as Mrs.
Lovett in SWEENEY TODD.   I now live in the beautiful Berkshires in
Massachusetts, where my husband is the Managing Director at the
Barrington Stage Company, and I have performed at BSC in THE
CRUCIBLE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, GUYS & DOLLS, CAROUSEL,
THE LARAMIE PROJECT EPILOGUE, and the 10x10 NEW PLAY
FESTIVAL, 2012 & 2013, and in several staged readings.  I  played Sister
Aloysius in DOUBT at Berkshire Actors Theatre last season, for which I
was nominated for best actress by Broadway World.  I am next looking
forward to performing in a world premier of the play LEAP YEAR at
Shakespeare & Company. I also make jewelry, am a great cook and a
terrible golfer.  I am a member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG /AFTRA,
and the Dramatists Guild.  
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