Bernadette Peters

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Date of Birth February 28, 1948
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 73 years old
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Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer, and children's book author. Over a career spanning five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, television and film, performed in solo concerts and released recordings. She is a critically acclaimed Broadway performer, having received seven nominations for Tony Awards, winning two, and nine nominations for 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, 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, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Follies, and Hello, Dolly!. Peters first performed on the stage as a child and then a teenaged actress in the 1960s, and in film and television in the 1970s.

Born: Bernadette Lazzara, February 28, 1948, New York City, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, singer, author
Years active: 1958–present
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About Bernadette Peters

Broadway legend who won Tony Awards for her performances in Song and Dance (1985) and in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Her numerous other Broadway credits include starring roles in Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Gypsy.

Bernadette Peters Before Fame

She entered show business at the age of three and had appeared on Juvenile Jury and Name That Tune before her sixth birthday. By the age of nine, she was a member of the Actors Equity union.

Achievement of Bernadette Peters

She made her Broadway debut as an understudy for a 1967 production of The Girl in the Freudian Slip.

Bernadette Peters Family Life

She dated actor and The Jerk co-star Steve Martin from 1977 to 1981. Over a decade later, she married Michael Wittenberg; tragically, Wittenberg died in a 2005 helicopter accident.

Associations of Bernadette Peters

She appeared in numerous Stephen Sondheim musicals and is considered by theater critics to be among the best interpreters of Sondheim's work.

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  • Angel Records artists
  • Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
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  • American child singers
  • Drama Desk Award winners
Latest information about Bernadette Peters updated on April 16, 2021.

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