About Peter Yawitz

Peter Yawitz, winner of the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Performance from the New York City cabaret, jazz, and comedy critics, divides his time among being a well-known consultant, coach, and trainer of corporate executives, a responsible husband, father and friend, and one of the most highly praised singer/songwriter/comedians performing about and commenting on modern life.

His last show, “A New Man” played to sell-out crowds in New York City. Reviewers have labeled him “hilarious,” “a born showman who never met an audience he didn’t like,” “a dazzling triple threat,” and “personable, dead-pan funny and an instinctively sharp performer.”

His song, “Cliché Bingo,” using 85 business buzzwords in one song was called a “masterpiece of construction and performance” by Show Business Weekly magazine.

A keen-eyed observer of social and business situations and relationships, he has enthralled audiences with songs about his ability to say just the right thing in “Talk Like a Guy” (with music by Dick Gallagher) and “Semi-Demi Intellectual” (with music by David Friedman). His song ”Not Good Enough,” written with Peter Lurye, about the trials of preschool admissions has stopped shows cold.

He performed in musicals and plays in and around New York City and was the cartoon singing voice of Mumfie The Elephant in the television series Britt Allcroft’s Magical Adventures of Mumfie. He was born and raised in Manhattan, graduated from Princeton University, and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is president of Clear Communication (www.clearcommunication.net) and is the creator of the popular website www.dontquityourdayjob.net, which gives tips and humorous videos about how to manage people and life at work.