Paul Peglar is a Brooklyn-based musician / teaching artist /producer.
He first discovered theater and music in his native Cleveland, Ohio. During high school his family moved to Sonoma County, California where he formed an award winning barbershop quartet and wrote his first full-length original musical.
After graduating from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, Paul worked in theater, on screen (Glee, Fame, Pirates of the Caribbean III) and with internet icons Lana McKissack and The Kloons. As both singer and pianist he performed on Celebrity and Disney Cruises and later served as quartet coach with Brightwater Entertainment.
Back on dry land, he was a founding member of vocal-electronic collective Sonos (signed to Verve Forecast) whose US/UK touring included live performances at SXSW, Sundance, ASCAP, NPR, XM/Sirius and collaborations with Sara Bareilles, Kanye West, and Margaret Atwood.
Paul left Sonos to pursue postmodern vaudeville duo Dakaboom, which he created with his high school best friend. Ranked N.A.C.A.’s Top Booked Act 2014 they have amassed over 400 performances to date: hosting/headlining several a cappella festivals, sailing as guest performers aboard Princess Cruises, and lending their talents to special events including the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala and the L.A. Made series.
Separately, he served three summers as Music Director for TASIS (The American School In Switzerland) where he composed an original score for the world debut musical of The Little Prince. As an educator he has worked with Atlantic Theater Company, Imagine Works, The Leadership Program, Education Through Music and with his alma mater’s Bruins On Broadway.
Paul is a co-founder of artist collective ECHT and host of the monthly Fear/Love series. Also a songwriter, his “Cheesy Love Song” won honorable mention in the International Songwriting Competition and was recently covered by YouTube performer Chester See. He currently sings/plays keys in R&B project The Dons & art-pop band Strange Weather.
Paul loves traveling and spending as much time outside in nature as possible, often with his camera. He is currently working on new original music and a written project about cannabis oil and his mother's incredible recovery from stage 4 melanoma.