PETER MUNDELL is a young transgender actor and musician, raised in the small town of Millgrove, Ontario, now based in Toronto, Ontario.
He began taking piano lessons when he was 6 years old until he was 16, but even after finishing lessons, continued to play. He took up guitar when he was 10, but stopped lessons shortly after and self-taught how to play from there. When he was 11, he began to play trumpet and played in several bands including the Hamilton Rising Stars Jazz Band, on top of attending Interprovincial Music Camp, continuing to play jazz trumpet for many years. Peter has played several other instruments, his most recent indulgence being the ukulele since 2015.
Peter has done live performances in theatre since he was 10 years old, his first production being a Christmas show called The Bellringer, where he got to ask "Would you like to donate money to the less fortunate this Christmas?" and sing "Why Can't They See the Christmas in Me?". Since then, he has fallen in love with the stage and has become extremely passionate about musical theatre. In his final year of high school, he was invited to take part in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board's ArtSmart Co-Op program with Theatre Ancaster, where he spent a semester dedicated to performing before going to college.
He graduated from St. Clair College's Musical Theatre Performance program in 2016, and has jumped feet first into the theatre community post-graduation. Since his graduation, he has taken part in both stage and film productions. He also attended George Brown College for one year, studying American Sign Language and Deaf Studies. Peter hopes to inspire young transgender artists to pursue their dreams, and not feel as though they need to choose between medical transition and performing arts.
Recent credits include: Les in Newsies (Lower Ossington Theatre), Jayden in Boys Don't Cry (Basement Productions)*, Norbert Zelnick in The Pansy Craze (Next Stop Productions/Fringe Festival)**, Paul Langley in A Canticle of Light (Missed Metaphor Productions), Leaf Coneybear in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Ancaster), Stokes in Carrie (Hart House Theatre), and Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde (SkyPheonix Studios)
*Basement Awards: Best Actor in a Lead Role
**Gay Theatre Toronto: LGBTQ Fringe Award