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Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters won the 1999 Outer Critics, Drama Desk and Tony awards for Best Actress for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun. She garnered the 1989 Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League awards for her performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance. She also earned Tony nominations for her work in Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, Jerry Herman's Mack and Mabel, and Leonard Bernstein's On the Town. Peters also earned a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal of the Witch in Sondheim's Into the Woods. Other theatre credits include George M! (Theatre World Citation), Dames at Sea (Drama Desk Award), and Sally and Marsha at MTC.

In June 2002, Peters made her Radio City Music Hall solo debut in a concert entitled Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein. Other concert performances include her solo debut at Carnegie Hall benefiting the Gay Men's Health Crisis a performance she repeated in London at Royal Festival Hall which was taped for PBS.

Her TV credits include Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh, the star-studded Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, and Terrence McNally's The Last Mile, all for PBS's highly acclaimed Great Performances series. She has also starred in numerous TV movies such as Fall From Grace, The Odyssey, Cinderella, What the Deaf Man Heard, and Bobbie's Girl (Daytime Emmy Nomination). She also earned an Emmy nomination for her guest appearance on Ally McBeal. Film credits include Pennies From Heaven (Golden Globe Award), Silent Movie, The Jerk, Annie, Impromptu, Alice, and Let It Snow.

In addition to numerous original Broadway cast recordings, Peters has recorded five solo albums, including Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, "Sondheim, Etc: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall and I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," all Grammy nominated. Peters serves on the Board of Directors for Manhattan Theater Club and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Bernadette Peters Facts

Birth NameBernadette Lazzaro
BirthdayFebruary 28, 1948 (75)
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Bernadette Peters compared to you?
Awards1982 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Pennies from Heaven)

Selected Filmography

Symphony Of Red Tape
Silent Symphony
Stern Papa
Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
The Land Before Time: The Complete Collection
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
The Jerk
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
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