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 35 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 35
years all over the country, at the Fringe Festival in Scotland, and is
currently still being performed all over the country.  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.  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.   We now live in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts, where
I am an associate artist of the Barrington Stage Copany and have
performed at BSC in AMERICA V2.1, THE CRUCIBLE, TO KILL A
MOCKINGBIRD, GUYS & DOLLS, CAROUSEL, THE LARAMIE PROJECT
EPILOGUE, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, GAS LIGHT, and the 10x10 NEW PLAY
FESTIVAL, 2012 -2021, and in several staged readings. I played Sister
Aloysius in DOUBT at Berkshire Actors Theatre, for which I was
nominated for best actress by Broadway World.  I performed in a world
premier of the play LEAP YEAR at Shakespeare & Company and several
staged readings at Berkshire Playwrites Lab. I also make jewelry, am a
great cook and a terrible golfer. During Covid I became a devoted paint-
by-number "artist". I am a member of Actor’s Equity Association,          
SAG /AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild.  
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