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Bernadette Peters
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Peters in 2006
Born
Bernadette Lazzara

February 28, 1948 (1948-02-28) (age 72)
Ozone Park, Queens, New York
Occupation Actress, singer, author, comedienne
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) Michael Wittenberg
(m. 1996–2005; his death)

Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer. She is famous for her performances in musical theater as well acting in many movies. Her first Broadway performance was in 1967 in Johnny No-Trump.

Work

Stage (selected)

Year Show Role Notes
1958 This is Goggle Professional stage debut
1967 The Girl in the Freudian Slip Leslie Maugham Broadway debut (standby)
1967 Johnny No-Trump Bettina
1968 George M! Josie Cohan Theatre World Award for Debut Performance
1968 Dames at Sea Ruby Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance
1968 A Mother's Kisses Performer Written by Bruce Jay Friedman and featured Bea Arthur. Three weeks of out-of-town tryouts in New Haven and Baltimore; cancelled before scheduled Broadway premiere.
1969 La Strada Gelsomina Closed after one official performance. Peters' performance was praised.
1971 Nevertheless, They Laugh Consuelo Lamb's Club, New York City, March 1971 (5 performances)
1971 W.C. Carlotta Monti Starred Mickey Rooney. Played only out-of-town from May to October 1971, never opening in New York City.
1971 On the Town (revival) Hildy Esterhazy Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
1974 Mack & Mabel Mabel Normand Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1982 Sally and Marsha Sally
1984 Sunday in the Park with George Dot/Marie Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1985 Song and Dance Emma Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1987 Into the Woods The Witch Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
1993 The Goodbye Girl Paula Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1999 Annie Get Your Gun (revival) Annie Oakley Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
2003 Gypsy (revival) Rose Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Nominated—Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
2010 A Little Night Music (revival) Desiree Armfeldt Replacement for Catherine Zeta-Jones, from July 2010-January 2011
2011 Follies (revival) (Kennedy Center and Broadway revival) Sally Durant Plummer Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Filmography

Television

Concerts

Major concerts
  • Various venues, summer of 1989: 10-city concert tour with Peter Allen.
  • Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California on September 6 and 7, 1996 (solo concert).
  • 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).
  • Royal Festival Hall, London on September 17, 1998 (solo concert with guest singers/dancers, recorded on video).
  • Radio City Music Hall, New York City on June 19, 2002 (solo concert with guest singers).
  • Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher Hall), New York City, on May 1, 2006 (solo concert).
  • 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. A DVD of the concert was released in Australia in June 2010.
  • Benefit concert, "Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares", Minskoff Theatre, New York City on November 9, 2009.
Other notable concerts
  • "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" – June 10, 1992 (broadcast on PBS Great Performances in 1993), singing "Not a Day Goes By" and "Sunday"
  • "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"
  • Hollywood Bowl Sondheim Concert – July 8, 2005, performing in the "Opening Doors Medley" and "Being Alive".
  • "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert", the 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 and "Not a Day Goes By".

Discography

Solo recordings
  • Bernadette Peters (1980) MCA. Billboard 200 #114 (retitled and expanded as Bernadette in a 1992 CD reissue)
  • "Gee Whiz!" ("Look at His Eyes") (1980) Billboard Hot 100 #31 (single)
  • Now Playing (1981) MCA US Billboard 200 #151
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (1996) Angel Records – Grammy Award nominee
  • Sondheim, Etc. – Bernadette Peters Live At Carnegie Hall (1997) Angel Records – Grammy Award nominee
  • Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein (2002) Angel Records – 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 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 Live At Carnegie Hall – Columbia Records (1995)
  • Annie Get Your Gun The New Broadway Cast Recording – Angel Records (1999) – Grammy Award winner (Best Musical Show Album, 2000)
  • Gypsy The New Broadway Cast Recording – Angel Records (2003) – Grammy Award winner (Best Musical Show Album, 2004)
  • Sherry! – Studio Cast Recording – Angel Records (2004)
  • Legends Of Broadway-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)
  • Follies – PS Classics (2011)
Other recordings
  • Dress Casual – Evening Primrose suite with Mandy Patinkin – CBS Records (1990)
  • Sondheim – A Celebration at 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"

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