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Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(born Bernadette Lazzara; February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer and children's book author. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, television and film, performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two (plus an honorary award), and nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards. Regarded by many as the foremost interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondheim,[1] Peters is particularly noted for her roles on the Broadway stage, including in the musicals Mack and Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George, Song and Dance, Into the Woods, The Goodbye Girl, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy.[2] Peters first performed on the stage as a child and then a teenage actress in the 1960s, and in film and television in the 1970s. She was praised for this early work and for appearances on The Muppet Show, The Carol Burnett Show
The Carol Burnett Show
and in other television work, and for her roles in films like Silent Movie, The Jerk, Pennies from Heaven and Annie. In the 1980s, she returned to the theatre, where she became one of the best-known Broadway stars over the next three decades. She also has recorded six solo albums and several singles, as well as many cast albums, and performs regularly in her own solo concert act. In the 2010s, Peters continues to act on stage, in films and television in such series as Smash and Mozart in the Jungle. She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, winning once.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Film appearances 3 Theatre roles, 1980s to present

3.1 Theatre awards

4 Television appearances 5 Recordings 6 Concert performances 7 Children's books 8 Other activities 9 Personal life 10 Honorary awards 11 Work

11.1 Stage (selected) 11.2 Film 11.3 Television 11.4 Concerts 11.5 Discography

12 Awards and nominations

12.1 Theatre 12.2 Music 12.3 Film 12.4 Television

13 Notes 14 References 15 External links

Early life and career[edit]

Peters won the Theatre World Award as Josie Cohan (left) in George M! (1968).

Peters was born into a Sicilian American family in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, the youngest of three children.[3] Her father, Peter Lazzara, drove a bread delivery truck,[4] and her mother, Marguerite (née Maltese), started her in show business by putting her on the television show Juvenile Jury
Juvenile Jury
at the age of three and a half. Her siblings are casting director Donna DeSeta[5] and Joseph Lazzara.[4] She appeared on the television shows Name That Tune
Name That Tune
and several times on The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour at age five.[6] In January 1958, at age nine, she obtained her Actors Equity Card in the name Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
to avoid ethnic stereotyping, with the stage name taken from her father's first name.[6] She made her professional stage debut the same month in This is Goggle, a comedy directed by Otto Preminger
Otto Preminger
that closed during out-of-town tryouts before reaching New York.[7] She then appeared on NBC
NBC
television as Anna Stieman in A Boy Called Ciske, a Kraft Mystery Theatre production, in May 1958, and in a vignette entitled "Miracle in the Orphanage", part of "The Christmas Tree", a Hallmark Hall of Fame production, in December 1958[8] with fellow child actor Richard Thomas and veteran actors Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
and Margaret Hamilton.[9] She first appeared on the New York stage at age 10 as Tessie in the New York City Center revival of The Most Happy Fella
The Most Happy Fella
(1959).[10] In her teen years, she attended the Quintano's School for Young Professionals, a now defunct private school that several famous people, such as Steven Tyler, attended.[7]

Another early biographical role was Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand
in Mack and Mabel (1974). Normand shown c. 1920

At age 13, Peters appeared as one of the "Hollywood Blondes" and was an understudy for "Dainty June" in the second national tour of Gypsy.[11] During this tour, Peters first met her long-time accompanist, conductor and arranger Marvin Laird, who was the assistant conductor for the tour. Laird recalled, "I heard her sing an odd phrase or two and thought, 'God that's a big voice out of that little girl,'"[12] The next summer, she played Dainty June in summer stock, and in 1962 she recorded her first single. In 1964, she played Liesl in The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
and Jenny in Riverwind in summer stock at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse (Pennsylvania), and Riverwind again at the Bucks County Playhouse
Bucks County Playhouse
in 1966.[13][14][15] Upon graduation from high school, she started working steadily, appearing Off-Broadway in the musicals The Penny Friend (1966) and Curley McDimple (1967)[10] and as a standby on Broadway in The Girl in the Freudian Slip (1967). She made her Broadway debut in Johnny No-Trump in 1967, and next appeared as George M. Cohan's sister Josie opposite Joel Grey
Joel Grey
in George M! (1968), winning the Theatre World Award.[6] Peters' performance as "Ruby" in the 1968 Off-Broadway production of Dames at Sea, a parody of 1930s musicals, brought her critical acclaim and her first Drama Desk Award.[10] She had appeared in an earlier 1966 version of Dames at Sea
Dames at Sea
at the Off- Off-Broadway performance club Caffe Cino.[16][17][18] Peters had starring roles in her next Broadway vehicles—Gelsomina in La Strada (1969) and Hildy in On the Town (1971), for which she received her first Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination. She played Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand
in Mack and Mabel
Mack and Mabel
(1974), receiving another Tony nomination. Clive Barnes wrote: "With the splashy Mack & Mabel ... diminutive and contralto Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
found herself as a major Broadway star."[19] Although these had short runs, Peters was singled out for praise by the critics,[6] and the Mack and Mabel
Mack and Mabel
cast album became popular among musical theatre fans.[10] She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s to concentrate on television and film work.[2] Film appearances[edit]

Peters in Pennies From Heaven

Peters has appeared in 33 feature films or television movies beginning in 1973, including Mel Brooks' 1976 film Silent Movie
Silent Movie
(for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award), the musical Annie (1982), Pink Cadillac (1989), in which she co-starred with Clint Eastwood, and Woody Allen's Alice (1990). Peters starred opposite Steve Martin
Steve Martin
in The Jerk
The Jerk
(1979), in a role that he wrote for her, and again in Pennies From Heaven (1981), for which she won the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
as Best Motion Picture Actress in a Comedy or Musical.[2][10] In Pennies from Heaven, she played Eileen Everson, a schoolteacher turned prostitute. Of her performance in Pennies From Heaven, John DiLeo wrote that she "is not only poignant as you'd expect but has a surprising inner strength."[20] Pauline Kael wrote in The New Yorker: "Peters is mysteriously right in every nuance."[21] Kael further noted that "The dance numbers are funny, amazing, and beautiful all at once; several of them are just about perfection."[22] Peters appeared with three generations of the Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
family in the 2003 film It Runs in the Family, in which she played the wife of Michael Douglas's character. In May 2006, she appeared in the movie Come le formiche (Wine and Kisses) with F. Murray Abraham, filmed in Italy, playing a rich American who becomes involved with an Italian family that owns a vineyard. The DVD was released in 2007 in Italy.[23] She starred in a film titled Coming Up Roses, playing a former musical comedy actress with two daughters. The movie, directed by Lisa Albright,[24] was released in 2012.[25] Theatre roles, 1980s to present[edit] In 1982, Peters returned to the New York stage after an eight-year absence in one of her few non-musical stage appearances, the Off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club production of the comedy-drama Sally and Marsha, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She then returned to Broadway as Dot/Marie in the Stephen Sondheim– James Lapine
James Lapine
musical Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
in 1984, for which she received her third Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination. The New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich
Frank Rich
called her performance "radiant".[26] She recorded the role for PBS
PBS
in 1986, winning a 1987 ACE Award.[27] Her next role was Emma in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance on Broadway in 1985, winning her first Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Frank Rich
Frank Rich
wrote in an otherwise negative review of the show that Peters "has no peer in the musical theater right now."[28] She then created the role of the Witch in Sondheim-Lapine's Into the Woods (1987). Peters is "considered by many to be the premier interpreter of [Sondheim's] work," according to writer Alex Witchel.[1] Raymond Knapp wrote that Peters "achieved her definitive stardom" in Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods.[29] Sondheim has said of Peters, "Like very few others, she sings and acts at the same time," he says. "Most performers act and then sing, act and then sing ... Bernadette is flawless as far as I'm concerned. I can't think of anything negative."[30] Peters continued her association with Sondheim by appearing in a 1995 benefit concert of Anyone Can Whistle, playing the role of Fay Apple. Additionally, she appeared in several concerts featuring Sondheim's work, and performed for him at his 1993 Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
ceremony.[31]

Peters after a performance of Gypsy
Gypsy
in 2004

She next starred in the musical adaptation of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl with music by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1993). Peters won her second Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Annie Oakley in the 1999 Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Among many glowing notices, critic Lloyd Rose of the Washington Post
Washington Post
commented: "[Peters] banishes all thoughts of Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
about two bars into her first number, 'Doin' What Comes Natur'lly.' Partly this is because Merman's Annie was a hearty, boisterous gal, while Peters plays an adorable, slightly goofy gamine. ... For anyone who cares about the American musical theater, the chance to see Peters in this role is reason enough to see the show."[32] Playbill went even further: "Arguably the most talented comedienne in the musical theatre today, Peters manages to extract a laugh from most every line she delivers."[33] In 2003, Peters starred as Mama Rose in the Broadway revival of Gypsy, earning another Tony nomination. Ben Brantley in his New York Times review wrote, "Working against type and expectation under the direction of Sam Mendes, Ms. Peters has created the most complex and compelling portrait of her long career, and she has done this in ways that deviate radically from the Merman blueprint."[34] In 2006, she participated in a reading of the Sondheim - Weidman musical Bounce.[35] In 2007, Peters participated in a charity reading of the play Love Letters with John Dossett.[36] Peters starred in the Broadway revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
(2010), replacing Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
in the role.[37][38] The New York Times
The New York Times
reviewer wrote of her performance,

[F]or theater lovers there can be no greater current pleasure than to witness Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
perform the show's signature number, "Send In the Clowns," with an emotional transparency and musical delicacy that turns this celebrated song into an occasion of transporting artistry. I'm not sure I've ever experienced with such palpable force – or such prominent goose bumps – the sense of being present at an indelible moment in the history of musical theater.[39]

Peters in 2011 at the Kennedy Center

Peters next stage appearance was in the role of Sally Durant Plummer in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
production of the Sondheim–Goldman musical Follies
Follies
in 2011.[40] One critic wrote: "Peters ... exquisitely captures the character's unfathomable sadness and longing. It's a star turn, for sure, but one that brings attention to itself because of its truthfulness. Not surprisingly, her rendition of 'Losing My Mind' is simply shattering."[41] She reprised the role in the Broadway revival at the Marquis Theatre, later in 2011,[42] and received a nomination for the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Musical.[43] Peters starred in the Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
staged concert revue titled A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair at New York City Center in 2013. This collaboration between Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
was directed by John Doyle, with jazzy arrangements of Sondheim's songs.[44] Peters sang "Broadway Baby", "The Ladies Who Lunch",[45] "Isn't He Something?",[46] "I Remember" and "With So Little to Be Sure Of", among others.[47] Jesse Green, in his review in New York Magazine's Vulture site, commented: "[W]hat a wrenching (and funny) actress Peters remains, not on top of her voice but through it."[44] Brantley, in his New York Times review wrote: "As a singer and actress, she just can't help being ardent, full-throated and sincere. She also reminds us here of her considerable and original comic gifts."[48] Peters returned to Broadway in the title role of the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre. Replacing Bette Midler, Peters began performances on January 20, 2018.[49] Marilyn Stasio wrote in Variety: "This Dolly’s personal style is to twinkle and charm people into getting her way. (Her 'So Long, Dearie' is an irresistible gem.) She also has the acting chops to moisten eyeballs when she entreats her late husband to bless her renouncement of widowhood and rejoin the human race in 'Before the Parade Passes By.'"[50] Theatre awards[edit] Peters has been nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
seven times and won twice, plus an honorary award. She has also been nominated for the Drama Desk Award nine times and won three times, for Annie Get Your Gun, Song and Dance
Song and Dance
and Dames at Sea.[51][52] At the 66th Tony Awards in 2012, Peters was presented with the honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award for "making a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre", specifically for her work with Broadway Barks.[53] In making the announcement for this award, the Tony official site noted "With a rich generosity of spirit, Bernadette Peters' devotion to charitable causes is perhaps only outweighed by her much fêted dedication to performing.... Peters' efforts are held in the highest regard on Broadway and beyond." BC/EFA's Tom Viola said, "Bernadette's boundless compassion and generosity represent the best in all of us."[54] Television appearances[edit]

Peters on the Tim Conway Show, 1977

Peters was nominated for Emmy Awards for her guest-starring roles on The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
(1977) and Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
(2001).[55] On The Muppet Show, Peters sang the song "Just One Person" to Robin the Frog.[56] She was one of the Muppets' guests when they hosted The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show
in 1979, again singing "Just One Person" to Robin, and she appeared in other episodes with the Muppets.[56][57] Peters was also nominated for a 2003 Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, for her work in the 2002 made-for-television movie Bobbie's Girl.[58] She won the 1987 "CableACE Award" for her role as Dot in the television version of Sunday in the Park with George.[59] She has appeared in many variety shows with stars such as Sonny and Cher
Cher
and George Burns. She has both performed and presented on the Academy Awards broadcasts in 1976, 1981, 1983, 1987 and 1994. Peters has been a presenter at the annual Tony Awards
Tony Awards
ceremony and co-hosted the ceremony with Gregory Hines in June 2002.[60] She also hosted Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
in November 1981.[61][62] She made 11 guest appearances on The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show[63] as well as appearing with Burnett in the made-for-television version of Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
and the 1982 film Annie. She also performed at the Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honors ceremony for Burnett in 2003.[64] Peters appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson[65] and on the day-time talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, both as a co-host and a guest.[66][67] Peters voiced Rita the stray cat in the "Rita and Runt" segments of the animated series Animaniacs
Animaniacs
in the 1990s. Peters, as Rita, sang both original songs written for the show and parodies of Broadway musical numbers.[68] She appeared on Inside the Actor's Studio
Inside the Actor's Studio
in November 2000, discussing her career and craft.[69] Peters has co-starred in a number of television movies, including The Last Best Year (1990) with Mary Tyler Moore, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997) with Brandy (receiving a nomination for the "Golden Satellite Award" for her role), and Prince Charming (2003) with Martin Short. She co-starred in her own television series, All's Fair, with Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
in 1976–77. She played a young, liberal photographer, who becomes romantically involved with an older, conservative columnist. Although Peters was praised for her charismatic performance, the show ran for only one season.[70] Peters was nominated for a Golden Globe award as Best TV Actress – Musical/Comedy.[71] In March 2005, she made a pilot for an ABC situation comedy series titled Adopted, co-starring with Christine Baranski, but it was not picked up.[72] Peters appeared in the Lifetime television movie Living Proof, which was first broadcast on October 18, 2008. She played the role of Barbara, an art teacher with breast cancer, who is initially reluctant to participate in the study for the cancer drug Herceptin. Andrew Gans of Playbill wrote, "Peters is able to choose from an expansive emotional palette to color the character, and her performance... is moving, humorous and ultimately spirit-raising".[73] Peters' television work also includes guest appearances on several television series. She appeared as the sharp-tongued sister of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) on the penultimate episode of the NBC
NBC
series Will & Grace, "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?" (May 2006); as a defense attorney on the NBC
NBC
series, Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit (November 2006); as a judge on the ABC series Boston Legal
Boston Legal
(May 2007); and as an accident victim in Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
(September 2008). Of her role in Grey's Anatomy, TV Guide wrote: "Peters is especially fine as she confronts a life spinning out of control. I'd make her an early contender for a guest-actor Emmy nomination."[74] In January, February and May 2009, she appeared in the ABC series Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
in five episodes as Jodie Papadakis, a magazine mogul running the YETI (Young Editors Training Initiative) program that Betty and Marc are in.[75][76][77] Her appearance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
in June 2009 was filmed and broadcast in Australia later that month.[78][79] Peters first appeared in the NBC
NBC
series Smash in the March 2012 episode "The Workshop", as Leigh Conroy, Ivy's mother, a retired Broadway star, who feels competitive because of her daughter's blossoming career. She visits the workshop and sings Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy) at the urging of the workshop cast.[80][81] She also appeared in the season 1 finale, "Bombshell" (May 2012), to celebrate Ivy's presumed role as Marilyn,[82] in "The Parents" episode (April 2013),[83] where, as Leigh, she sings an original Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman song, "Hang the Moon",[84] and in the episodes "Opening Night" (April 2013)[85] and "The Phenomenon" (May 2013).[86] Since 2014, Peters has played Gloria, the chairwoman of the orchestra board in Mozart in the Jungle, a web video series by Amazon Studios based on Blair Tindall's memoir of the same name.[87] The show was picked up for a second and third season.[88][89] She was a guest star in the 2014 Bravo television series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, playing the mother of Janeane Garofalo's character in the episode "Rule #21: Leave Childishness to Children".[90] Peters plays the recurring role of Lenore Rindell in a spinoff of the television series The Good Wife, titled The Good Fight, which airs on CBS
CBS
and CBS
CBS
All Access starting in February 2017. Lenore and her husband Henry are finance experts and scammers; they are the parents of a main character, Maia, a young lawyer.[91][92][93] Recordings[edit]

Album cover from Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(painting by Vargas, 1980)

Peters has recorded six solo albums and several singles.[94] Three of her albums have been nominated for the Grammy Award. Peters' 1980 single "Gee Whiz", remaking Carla Thomas' 1960 Memphis soul hit, reached the top forty on the U.S. Billboard pop singles charts.[95] She has recorded most of the Broadway and off-Broadway musicals she has appeared in, and four of these cast albums have won Grammy Awards.[96][97] Peters' debut album in 1980 (an LP), titled Bernadette Peters contained 10 songs, including "If You Were The Only Boy", "Gee Whiz", "Heartquake", "Should've Never Let Him Go", "Chico's Girl", "Pearl's a Singer", "Other Lady", "Only Wounded", "I Never Thought I'd Break" and "You'll Never Know". The original cover painting by Alberto Vargas
Alberto Vargas
was one of his last works, created at the age of 84.[98] According to The New York Daily News, Peters "persuaded him to do one last 'Vargas Girls' portrait... She just went to his California retreat, asked him to do one more, he looked at her and said, 'You ARE a Vargas girl!'" She kept the original painting.[99] The original title planned for the album was Decades.[100] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
wrote of her debut album:

Peters debuts on record as a first-rate pop torch singer: Melissa Manchester with soul, Bette Midler
Bette Midler
on pitch. Her album has already spawned the hit single "Gee Whiz," a laid-back, doo-wop version... that makes Peters' piping, little-girl voice seem almost like a cutesy novelty. There are also a couple of Barry Mann
Barry Mann
and Cynthia Weil
Cynthia Weil
rock tunes in which she sounds slightly trashy and out of her depth. The Peter Allen songs on side two are really more her style. In fact, the whole second half of Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
is just about perfect, from the star's semi-C&W rendition of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's "Pearl's a Singer" to a wistful recap of Harry Warren
Harry Warren
and Mark Gordon's romantic "You'll Never Know." But the best cuts are in between. "Other Lady," written by Lesley Gore
Lesley Gore
(!) with Ellen Weston, tackles an age-old problem with... devastating eloquence... and Peters delivers it with the proper brooding introspection. Allen's compositions, "Only Wounded" (co-written with Carole Bayer Sager) and the torchy "I Never Thought I'd Break" (co-written with Dean Pitchford), feature the finest singing on the LP...the unusual absence of airbrushing echo places heavy demands on the chanteuse's sultry soprano. That Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
rises to the occasion makes her performance that much more impressive.[101]

Her next solo album, Now Playing (1981), featured songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Carole Bayer Sager
Carole Bayer Sager
and Marvin Hamlisch, and Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(for example, "Broadway Baby").[102] Bernadette Peters was re-released on CD in 1992 as Bernadette, with the 1980 Vargas cover art, and included some of the songs from Now Playing. In 1996, she was nominated for a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for her best-selling album, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, which includes popular songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Lyle Lovett, Hank Williams, Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
and Billy Joel, as well as Broadway classics by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and Rodgers and Hammerstein.[6] The live recording of her 1996 Carnegie Hall concert, Sondheim, Etc. - Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Live At Carnegie Hall, also was nominated for a Grammy Award. Peters' next studio album, in 2002, Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein, consisted entirely of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
songs, including two that she often sings in her concerts, "Some Enchanted Evening" and "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame".[103] This album, which reached position 14 on the Billboard "Top Internet Albums" chart,[104] was her third album in a row nominated for a Grammy Award. It formed the basis of her Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
solo concert debut in June 2002.[105] Her last solo album, titled Sondheim Etc., Etc. Live At Carnegie Hall: The Rest of It, was released in 2005. It consists of all of the songs (and patter) from her 1996 Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
concert that were not included in the earlier recording.[106] Additionally, Peters has recorded songs on other albums, such as "Dublin Lady" on John Whelan's Flirting with the Edge (Narada, 1998). On the Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
Dress Casual 1990 album, Patinkin and Peters recorded the songs from Stephen Sondheim's 1966 television play, Evening Primrose. On the tribute album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins Peters sings "Trust Your Heart".[107] In The New York Times
The New York Times
review of the 1986 Broadway cast recording of Song and Dance
Song and Dance
(titled Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Song & Dance'), Stephen Holden wrote that the recording was "a personal triumph for a singer and actress who is rapidly establishing herself as the first lady of the Broadway musical. Performing material whose music borders on kitsch and whose lyrics and story suggest a verbose soap opera, Miss Peters nevertheless projects an astounding emotional generosity and conviction. Almost singlehandedly she turns the inconsequential erotic misadventures of Emma ... into a touching romantic fable about love and its defenses and the loss of innocence. ... Miss Peters has always oozed a cuddlesome Shirley Temple-like sweetness and vulnerability. This quality, which used to seem more like an adorable child-star affectation than a deep-seated trait, has proved to be an essential ingredient of Miss Peters's personality. A delivery that once seemed coy and cutesy has deepened and ripened into an honesty and compassion that pour out in singing that is childlike but also resilient."[108] In 2003, Andrew Gans wrote in Playbill.com of Peters' recording sessions for Gypsy: "What is it about her voice that is so moving? Part womanly and part girlish, it is a powerful instrument, not only in volume (though that is impressive) but in the wealth of emotion it is able to convey. ... her voice – that mix of husky, sweet, rounded, vibrato-filled tones – induces a response that spans the emotional scale." Of her "Rose's Turn", Gans wrote: "...her rendition of this song may be the highlight of a career already filled with many highlights: She has taken a song that has been delivered incredibly by others and brought it to a new level."[109] Of her performance on the recording of Follies
Follies
(2011), Steven Suskin wrote in Playbill.com: "This is a fine Sally, the sort of Sally you'd expect to get from an actress like – well, Bernadette Peters. The performance on the CD is compelling; either this is simply the magic of the recording studio or Peters has changed what she does and how she does it."[110] Concert performances[edit]

Peters at the Drama League in 2010

Peters has been performing her solo concert in the United States
United States
and Canada for many years.[111] She made her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
in New York City in 1996, devoting the second half to the work of Stephen Sondheim.[2][112] She performed a similar concert in London, which was taped and released on video, and also aired on U.S. Public Television
Public Television
stations in 1999. She continues to perform her solo concert at venues around the U.S., such as the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami,[113] and with symphony orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,[114] the Dallas Symphony,[115] and the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall.[116] In a review of her 2002 Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
concert, Stephen Holden of The New York Times
The New York Times
described Peters as "the peaches-and-cream embodiment of an ageless storybook princess... inside a giant soap bubble floating toward heaven. A belief in the power of the dreams behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's songs, if not in their reality, was possible."[117] Peters made her solo concert debut at Lincoln Center in New York City in 2006. Holden, reviewing this concert, noted, "Even while swiveling across the stage of Avery Fisher Hall
Avery Fisher Hall
like a voluptuous Botticelli
Botticelli
Venus in Bob Mackie
Bob Mackie
spangles... she radiated a preternatural innocence.... For the eternal child in all of us, she evokes a surrogate childhood playmate".[118] Peters was the headliner at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
in Adelaide, Australia.[79] The Sunday Mail wrote that Peters showed "the verve, vigour and voice of someone half her age."[119] Peters' concert performances often benefit arts organizations or help them to mark special occasions, such as her performance on an overnight cruise on the Seabourn Odyssey
Seabourn Odyssey
in a benefit for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami
Miami
in 2009.[120] She was one of the performers to help celebrate the Center's grand opening in 2006.[121] She headlined The Alliance of The Arts Black Tie Anniversary Gala at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 21, 2009. She had helped to celebrate the opening of the Arts Plaza with concerts fifteen years earlier.[122][123] In 2015, Peters performed in the concert Sinatra: Voice for a Century at Lincoln Center, a fundraiser for the new David Geffen Hall in celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. She sang "It Never Entered My Mind". It was hosted by Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
and featured the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, Sting, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
and Fantasia Barrino. PBS
PBS
plans to broadcast it as part of its "Live from Lincoln Center" series in December 2015.[124][125] Since 2013, she has been touring intermittently with her cabaret act, An Evening with Bernadette Peters, and a concert series, "Bernadette Peters in Concert".[126] In April 2014 she gave concert performances in Australia. The reviewer for The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
wrote: "Perhaps it is a matter of personality as much as voice: a natural warmth and an instinct for never exaggerating the emotional content of a song. Whatever the case, it is easy to see and hear why, for 30 years, Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
has probably been musical theatre's finest performer. ... She even breathed new life into 'Send In the Clowns'. ... Rather than make it emotionally swollen (as so many do), Peters contracted it, delicately squeezing out its essence like toothpaste from a near-empty tube."[127] She gave concerts in June 2016 in the UK at the Royal Festival Hall, Manchester Opera House
Manchester Opera House
and Edinburgh Playhouse.[128][129][130] Children's books[edit]

Peters at Broadway Barks, 2006

Peters sings four songs on the CD accompanying a 2005 children's picture book Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again, the proceeds of which benefit the Christopher Reeve Foundation. Her co-star from Sunday in the Park with George, Mandy Patinkin, also sings on the CD.[131][132] To support Broadway Barks, the animal adoption charity that she co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, Peters has written three children's books, illustrated by Liz Murphy.[133] The first is about a scrappy dog, named after her dog Kramer, and the pleasure of adopting a pet. Titled Broadway Barks, the book is published by Blue Apple Books (2008). Peters wrote the words and music to a lullaby, titled "Kramer's Song", which is included on a CD in the book.[134] The book reached #5 on The New York Times
The New York Times
Children's Best Sellers: Picture Books list for the week of June 8, 2008.[135] Her second children's book is the story of a pit bull, named after Peters' dog Stella. The character would rather be a pig ballerina, but she learns to accept herself. Titled Stella is a Star, the book includes a CD with an original song written and performed by Peters and was released in April 2010 by Blue Apple Books. According to Publishers Weekly, "Turning the pages to Peters' spirited narration, which is provided in an accompanying CD, makes for a more rewarding reading experience. The story and disc end with a sneakily affecting self-esteem anthem, which, like the familiar tale itself, is buoyed by the author's lovely vocals."[136] Peters introduced the book at a reading and signing where she also sang part of the song, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, California, on April 24, 2010.[137] The third book, released in 2015, titled Stella and Charlie Friends Forever, is about her rescue dog Charlie joining her household, and how Charlie got along with her older dog, Stella.[87][138] Other activities[edit]

Broadway Barks

Peters at 13th Annual Broadway Barks, 2011

Peters contributes to various charitable, celebratory and civic efforts. In 1999, Peters and Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
co-founded Broadway Barks, an annual animal adopt-a-thon held in New York City.[139] Each July, Peters hosts the Broadway Barks adoption event in New York City.[140][141] Peters held a concert, "A Special
Special
Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares", at the Minskoff Theatre, New York City, on November 9, 2009 as a benefit for both Broadway Barks and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The concert raised an estimated $615,000 for the two charities.[142] Also in support of Broadway Barks, Peters has appeared on the daytime talk show Live With Regis and Kelly.[143][144]

Other

Peters serves on the Board of Trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS[145] and participates in that organization's events, such as the annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction,[146] and the " Gypsy
Gypsy
of the Year" competition.[147] She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Standing Tall, a non-profit educational program offering an innovative program for children with multiple disabilities, based in New York City. Her late husband was the Director and Treasurer of Standing Tall.[148] The 1995 benefit concert Anyone Can Whistle
Anyone Can Whistle
and Peters' "Carnegie Hall" 1996 concert were benefits for the Gay Men's Health Crisis. In 2007, Peters helped the Broadway community celebrate the end of the stagehand strike in a "Broadway's Back" concert at the Marquis Theatre.[149] In 2008, she was one of the participants in a fund-raiser for the Westport Country Playhouse,[150] and in the opening ceremony and dedication of the renovated TKTS
TKTS
discount ticket booth in Times Square.[151] That year, she also presented New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg
with the Humanitarian Award at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation awards.[152] On March 8, 2009, she helped celebrate the last birthday of Senator Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
(singing "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame") in a private concert and ceremony held at the Kennedy Center, hosted by Bill Cosby, with many Senators, Representatives, and President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
in attendance.[153] On November 19, 2009, she helped to celebrate the opening of The David Rubenstein
David Rubenstein
Atrium at Lincoln Center.[154] On February 8, 2010, Peters was one of the many to honor Angela Lansbury at the annual Drama League of New York benefit, singing "Not While I'm Around".[155][156] In March 2010, Peters helped Stephen Sondheim celebrate his 80th birthday in the Roundabout Theatre Company "Sondheim 80" benefit. She was one of the Honorary Chairs.[157][158] She had been part of the Roundabout Theatre's Sondheim gala for his 75th birthday.[159] In 2012, Peters became a Patron of The Stephen Sondheim Society.[160] She performed at the Olivier Awards ceremony in 2014, singing the song "Losing My Mind". A review in The Arts Desk
The Arts Desk
read: "The tradition of bringing over a Broadway baby or two ... presumably explained a late appearance by a still-luminous Bernadette Peters, who reached the very high note at the end of 'Losing My Mind' often not attempted by interpreters of that particular Sondheim song."[161][162] Personal life[edit] Peters and Steve Martin
Steve Martin
began a romantic relationship in 1977 that lasted approximately four years.[163][164] By 1981, her popularity led to her appearing on the cover and in a spread in the December 1981 issue of Playboy Magazine, in which she posed in lingerie designed by Bob Mackie.[165] Peters married investment adviser Michael Wittenberg on July 20, 1996, at the Millbrook, New York
Millbrook, New York
home of long-time friend Mary Tyler Moore. Wittenberg died at age 43 on September 26, 2005, in a helicopter crash in Montenegro
Montenegro
while on a business trip.[166][167]

Peters' Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Peters has a mixed-breed dog named Charlie.[168] She has adopted all of her dogs from shelters.[169][33][168] Honorary awards[edit] Peters has received many honorary awards, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
in 1987.[170] She was named the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year in 1987.[171] Other honors include the Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding performance in a Chicago
Chicago
theatrical production (1994 for The Goodbye Girl);[172] the American Theatre Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre
Gershwin Theatre
in New York City (1996), as the youngest person so honored;[173] The Actors' Fund Artistic Achievement Medal (1999);[174] an Honorary Doctorate
Doctorate
from Hofstra University (2002);[175] the Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
Hall of Fame in 2002[176] and the National Dance Institute 2009 Artistic Honoree.[177] She was the recipient of the Sondheim Award, presented by the Signature Theatre in 2011.[178] In 2012, New Dramatists, an organization that supports beginning playwrights, presented Peters with their Lifetime Achievement Award, stating: "She has brought a new sound into the theatre and continues to do so, in surprising and miraculous ways. By some sleight of magic, her singularity always manages to bring out the best and richest in the work of her composers and writers."[179] In 2013 the Drama League gave Peters its Special
Special
Award of Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award for "her contribution to the musical theatre."[180] Peters was the Centennial Honoree at the Drama League Centennial Gala in 2015. A musical tribute was presented by many of Peters' costars over the years, including the original and current casts of Dames at Sea. The League said that Peters "exemplifies the absolute best of what American musical theater can be."[181] She received the 2016 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, presented at the Theatre World Awards on May 23, 2016.[182][183] Work[edit] Stage (selected)[edit]

Year Show Role Notes

1958 This is Goggle[7][184]

Professional stage debut

1967 The Girl in the Freudian Slip[185] Leslie Maugham Broadway debut (standby)[186]

1967 Johnny No-Trump[187] Bettina Closed after one official performance

1968 George M![188] Josie Cohan Theatre World Award for Debut Performance

1968 Dames at Sea[189] Ruby Off-Broadway; Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance

1968 A Mother's Kisses[190] Performer Written by Bruce Jay Friedman and featured Bea Arthur.[191] Three weeks of out-of-town tryouts in New Haven and Baltimore; cancelled before Broadway premiere.[192]

1969 La Strada[193] Gelsomina Closed after one official performance.[194] Peters' performance was praised.[195]

1971 Nevertheless, They Laugh[196] Consuelo Lamb's Club, New York City, March 1971 (5 performances);[197][198] by LaRue Watts and Richard Lescsak

1971 W.C.[199] Carlotta Monti[200] Starred Mickey Rooney. Played only out-of-town from May to October 1971, never opening in New York City.[200]

1971 On the Town[201] Hildy Esterhazy Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1972 Tartuffe
Tartuffe
[202] Dorine[203] Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

1974 Mack & Mabel[204] Mabel Normand Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

1982 Sally and Marsha[205] Sally Off-Broadway

1984 Sunday in the Park with George[206] Dot/Marie Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

1985 Song and Dance[207] Emma Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

1987 Into the Woods[208] The Witch Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1993 The Goodbye Girl[209] Paula Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

1999 Annie Get Your Gun[210] Annie Oakley Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

2003 Gypsy[211] Rose Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated— Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Musical

2010 A Little Night Music[212] Desiree Armfeldt Replacement for Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
from July 2010 to January 2011

2011 Follies[213] Sally Durant Plummer Kennedy Center[214] and Broadway Nominated— Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2018 Hello, Dolly![215] Dolly Gallagher Levi Replacement for Bette Midler
Bette Midler
from January 2018

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1973 Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies Allison

1974 The Longest Yard Miss Toot

1976 W.C. Fields and Me Melody

1976 Silent Movie Vilma Kaplan Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

1976 Vigilante Force Little Dee

1979 The Jerk Marie

1981 Tulips Rutanya Wallace

1981 Pennies from Heaven Eileen Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1981 Heartbeeps Aqua

1982 Annie Lily St. Regis

1989 Slaves of New York Eleanor

1989 Pink Cadillac Lou Ann McGuinn

1990 Alice Muse

1991 Impromptu Marie D'Agoult

1997 Anastasia Sophie Voice

1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Angelique Voice

1998 Barney's Great Adventure

Singer, title song

1999 Snow Days Elise Ellis Released commercially in 2001;[216] original title Let It Snow

1999 Wakko's Wish Rita Voice

2003 It Runs in the Family Rebecca Gromberg

2003 The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Sue Voice

2007 Come le formiche Mary Ann AKA Wine and Kisses

2011 Coming Up Roses Diane Released commercially in 2012

2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Glinda the Good Witch Voice[217]

2016 10 Little Rubber Ducks[218] Narrator Voice; available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video, Hulu and Vimeo

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes

1969–1970 The Kraft Music Hall Herself 4 episodes[219]

1969–1978, 1991 The Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
Show Herself 11 episodes

1970 Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
- Cooling It[220] Herself TV special

1970 George M! Josie Cohan TV movie

1971 Paradise Lost Libby TV movie

1971 The Ed Sullivan Show[221] Herself–singer

1972 Once Upon a Mattress Lady Larken TV movie

1973 Love American Style Nellie Episode: "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey"

1973 Break Up Herself Music comedy special for ABC

1975 Maude Kathy Griffith Episode: "Rumpus in the Rumpus Room"

1975 All in the Family Linda Galloway Episode: "Gloria Suspects Mike"

1976 Bing Crosby's White Christmas Special[222] Herself TV special

1976 McCoy Brenda Brooks Episode: "In Again Out Again"

1976 McCloud B.B. Murchison Episode: "The Day New York Turned Blue"

1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn Herself[219]

1976–1977 All's Fair Charley Drake 24 episodes Nominated— Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy

1977 The Muppet Show Herself Episode: "Bernadette Peters" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music

1978 The Islander Trudy Engles TV movie

1980 The Tim Conway Show Herself Episode #1.6

1980 The Martian Chronicles Genevieve Seltzer Miniseries

1981 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Bernadette Peters/Billy Joel/The Go-Go's"

1983 Faerie Tale Theatre Sleeping Beauty / Princess Debbie Episode: "Sleeping Beauty"

1986 Sunday in the Park with George Dot / Marie TV movie

1987 Diana Ross: Red Hot Rhythm & Blues Herself TV special

1988 David Marie Rothenberg TV movie

1990 Fall from Grace Tammy Faye Bakker TV movie

1990 The Last Best Year Jane Murray TV movie

1990 Carol & Company Kate Benton Episode: "The Jingle Belles"

1991 Into the Woods The Witch TV movie

1992 The Last Mile The Soprano TV short

1993–1996 Animaniacs Rita (voice) 15 episodes

1994 The Larry Sanders Show Bernadette Peters Episode: "Montana"

1995 A&E Stage Herself Episode: "A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
at Southern Methodist University"[223]

1997 The Odyssey Circe Miniseries

1997 Cinderella Cinderella's Stepmother TV movie

1997 What the Deaf Man Heard Helen Ayers TV movie

1997 Holiday in Your Heart Faith Shawn TV movie

1998 The Closer Victoria Sherwood Episode: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

2000 Inside the Actors Studio Herself Episode #7.2

2001 Frasier Rachel (voice) Episode: "Sliding Frasiers"

2001 Ally McBeal Cassandra Lewis Episodes: "The Getaway" and "The Obstacle Course" Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2002 Bobbie's Girl Bailey Lewis TV movie Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special

2003 Prince Charming Margo / Titania TV movie

2005 Adopted Sarah Leaf Unsold ABC pilot

2006 Will & Grace Gin Episode: "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?"

2006 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Stella Danquiss Episode: "Choreographed"

2007 Boston Legal Judge Marianna Folger Episode: "Guantanamo By The Bay"

2008 Grey's Anatomy Sarabeth Breyers Episode: "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

2008 Living Proof Barbara Bradfield TV movie

2009 Ugly Betty Jodie Papadakis 5 episodes

2012–2013 Smash[224] Leigh Conroy 6 episodes

2014–present Mozart in the Jungle[225][226] Gloria 35 episodes

2014 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Annie Episode: "Rule #21: Leave Childishness to the Children"

2017–2018 The Good Fight Lenore Rindell 9 episodes

Concerts[edit]

Major concerts

Various venues, summer of 1989: 10-city concert tour with Peter Allen.[227][228] Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California on September 6 and 7, 1996 (solo concert).[229] Carnegie Hall, New York City on December 9, 1996 (solo concert with guest singers/dancers, recorded on CD). Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia on January 7 and 8, 1998 (solo concert).[230] Royal Festival Hall, London on September 17, 1998 (solo concert with guest singers/dancers, recorded on video).[231][232][233] Radio City Music Hall, New York City on June 19, 2002 (solo concert with guest singers).[234] Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
(Avery Fisher Hall), New York City, on May 1, 2006 (solo concert).[235] Adelaide
Adelaide
Cabaret Festival, Adelaide, Australia, on June 6 and 7, 2009 (solo concert). Peters headlined, and the concert was televised on June 27, 2009 on Foxtel.[79] A DVD of the concert was released in Australia in June 2010.[236][237][238] Benefit concert, "Bernadette Peters: A Special
Special
Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares", Minskoff Theatre, New York City on November 9, 2009.[239][240]

Other notable concerts

"Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" – June 10, 1992 (broadcast on PBS
PBS
Great Performances in 1993), singing "Not a Day Goes By" and "Sunday"[241] "Hey Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron MacKintosh" – June 7, 1998, singing, among others, "Unexpected Song", "Being Alive" and "You Gotta Have a Gimmick"[242] Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
Sondheim Concert – July 8, 2005, performing in the "Opening Doors Medley" and "Being Alive".[243][244] "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert", the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, a celebration of Sondheim's 80th birthday – March 15 and 16, 2010. Peters sang "Move On" with Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
and "Not a Day Goes By".[245]

Discography[edit]

Solo recordings[246]

Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1980) MCA. Billboard 200
Billboard 200
#114 (retitled and expanded as Bernadette in a 1992 CD reissue) "Gee Whiz!" ("Look at His Eyes") (1980) Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
#31 (single) Now Playing (1981) MCA US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
#151 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (1996) Angel Records – Grammy Award nominee Sondheim, Etc. – Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Live At Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
(1997) Angel Records – Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominee[247] Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
(2002) Angel Records – Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nominee Sondheim Etc., Etc. Live At Carnegie Hall: The Rest of It (2005) Angel Records "Kramer's Song" (2008) Blue Apple Books (single) "Stella's Song" (2010) Blue Apple Books (single)

Cast recordings

George M! – Sony (1968) Dames At Sea – Columbia Masterworks (1969) Mack and Mabel – MCA (1974) Sunday in the Park with George – RCA Records (1984) – Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner (Best Cast Show Album, 1985) Song and Dance – The Songs – RCA Victor (1985) Into The Woods – RCA Victor Records (1988) – Grammy Award winner (Best Musical Cast Show Album, 1989) The Goodbye Girl – Columbia Records (1993) Anyone Can Whistle
Anyone Can Whistle
Live At Carnegie Hall – Columbia Records (1995) Annie Get Your Gun The New Broadway Cast Recording – Angel Records (1999) – Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner (Best Musical Show Album, 2000) Gypsy
Gypsy
The New Broadway Cast Recording – Angel Records (2003) – Grammy Award
Grammy Award
winner (Best Musical Show Album, 2004) Sherry! – Studio Cast Recording – Angel Records (2004) Legends Of Broadway- Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Compilation (2006) – Sony Masterworks Broadway (Original versions of songs from Dames At Sea, Annie Get Your Gun, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George, Mack and Mabel, Song and Dance, Into The Woods and Gypsy)[248] Follies – PS Classics (2011)

Other recordings

Dress Casual – selections from Evening Primrose with Mandy Patinkin – CBS
CBS
Records (1990)[249] Sondheim – A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
(Concert Cast) – RCA Victor Broadway (1992) Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh – Philips Records (1998) Flirting with the Edge – John Whelan – Narada (1998) Dewey Doo-It Helps Owlie Fly Again – Randall Fraser Publishing (2005) Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins – Wildflower Records (2008) – "Trust Your Heart" "Eloise Stories" – audiobook, Simon & Schuster Audio (2015)[250]

Awards and nominations[edit] Theatre[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result

1968 Theatre World Award Outstanding Broadway Debut George M! Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Dames at Sea Won

1971 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Musical On the Town Nominated

1974 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Mack and Mabel Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated

1984 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Sunday in the Park with George Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated

1986 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Song and Dance Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Won

1987 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Into the Woods Nominated

1993 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical The Goodbye Girl Nominated

1999 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Annie Get Your Gun Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Won

Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Won

2003 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Gypsy Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated

2011 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Follies Nominated

Music[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result

1997 Grammy Award Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album I'll Be Your Baby Tonight Nominated

1998 Sondheim Etc.- Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Live at Carnegie Hall Nominated

2003 Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein Nominated

Film[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result

1976 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Silent Movie Nominated

1981 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Pennies from Heaven Won

Television[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result

1976 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy All's Fair Nominated

1978 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Variety or Music Program The Muppet Show Nominated

2001 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ally McBeal Nominated

2003 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Bobbie's Girl Nominated

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Bryer, Jackson R. and Richard Allan Davison. The Art Of The American Musical: Conversations with the Creators (2005), Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0-8135-3613-8 Crespy, David Allison. Off- Off-Broadway Explosion (2003), Back Stage Books, ISBN 0-8230-8832-4 Knapp, Raymond. The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity (2006), Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-12524-4

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bernadette Peters.

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on IMDb Bernadette Peters
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at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Standing Tall website The Carol Burnett Show
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screengrabs, "As the Stomach Turns" episode Photo of Peters on Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
Christmas special Numerous photos of Peters, fan website

Awards for Bernadette Peters

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Imelda de Martin (1964) no award (1965-1968) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan
/ Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
/ Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1971) Jonelle Allen (1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
/ Michele Lee
Michele Lee
(1973) Ruby Lynn Reyner (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Clamma Dale (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lena Horne
Lena Horne
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Teresa Stratas
Teresa Stratas
(1987) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1988) Toni DiBuono (1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Carolee Carmello
Carolee Carmello
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Marla Schaffel (2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
/ Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
/ Montego Glover
Montego Glover
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award

Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
(1935) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1936) Maurice Evans (1937) Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
(1938) Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
(1939) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1940) Paul Lukas
Paul Lukas
(1941) Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
(1942) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1943) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1944) Mady Christians
Mady Christians
(1945) Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
(1946) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1948) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1949) Grace George
Grace George
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Josephine Hull (1954) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1955) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1956) Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Cyril Ritchard
Cyril Ritchard
(1959) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1960) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Charles Boyer
Charles Boyer
(1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1965) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1966) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1969) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1970) Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayle
(1971) Eileen Atkins / Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1974) John Wood (1975) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1976) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1977) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1978) Frances Sternhagen
Frances Sternhagen
(1979) Roy Scheider
Roy Scheider
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Milo O'Shea
Milo O'Shea
(1982) Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
/ Kate Nelligan (1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Stephen Rea
Stephen Rea
(1993) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1996) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
/ Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
/ Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(2001) Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(2002) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(2003) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2004) Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Ben Platt (2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950) June Allyson
June Allyson
(1951) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1952) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1953) Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1954) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1955) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1956) Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall
/ Taina Elg
Taina Elg
(1957) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1958) Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
(1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1961) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1965) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1967) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1969) Carrie Snodgress (1970) Twiggy
Twiggy
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
(1974) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1975) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
/ Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1977) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
/ Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1981) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1982) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1984) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Cher
Cher
(1987) Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1990) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1993) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Madonna (1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2013) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2014) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

1951–1975

Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1951) Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1952) Mamie Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower
(1953) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1954) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1955) Peggy Ann Garner
Peggy Ann Garner
(1956) Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
(1957) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1958) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1959) Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
(1960) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1961) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1964) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1965) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1966) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1967) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1968) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1969) Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
(1970) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1971) Ruby Keeler
Ruby Keeler
(1972) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1973) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1974) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(1975)

1976–2000

Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1976) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1977) Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills
(1978) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1979) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1980) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1981) Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
(1982) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1983) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
(1984) Cher
Cher
(1985) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1986) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1987) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1988) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1989) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1990) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1991) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1992) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1993) Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
(1994) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1995) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1996) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1997) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1998) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1999) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(2000)

2001–present

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2001) Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
(2002) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(2003) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2004) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2005) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2006) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2007) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2008) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2009) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2010) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
(2015) Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
(2016) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2017) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
(2018)

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Isabelle Stevenson Award

Phyllis Newman
Phyllis Newman
(2009) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(2010) Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler
(2011) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(2012) Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer
(2013) Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
(2014) Stephen Schwartz (2015) Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell
(2016) Baayork Lee
Baayork Lee
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Grace Hartman (1948) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1949) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1950) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1951) Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1952) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1953) Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1956) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1957) Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
/ Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1958) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1959) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1960) Elizabeth Seal (1961) Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti
/ Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1962) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1963) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1964) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1966) Barbara Harris (1967) Patricia Routledge / Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
(1968) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1971) Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
(1973) Virginia Capers (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No Award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Maryann Plunkett (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) LaChanze
LaChanze
(2006) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Patina Miller
Patina Miller
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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