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Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters
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Bernadette Peters Biography

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. Read Full Bio >>

Bernadette Peters Awards

2003 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Bobbie's Girl (2002) (TV). Nominated
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series "Ally McBeal" (1997). Nominated
1998 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Tele Cinderella (1997) (TV). Nominated
1987 CableACE Awards Actress in a Theatrical or Dramatic Special "American Playhouse" (1981). Won
1987 Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA Won

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Bernadette Peters Trivia

  • Born at 1:15pm-EST
  • Younger sister of casting director Donna DeSeta
  • Created the roles of Dot in "Sunday in the Park with George", Mabel Normand in "Mack and Mabel" and The Witch in "Into the Woods" in the original Broadway productions.
  • Has won two "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" Tony awards for "Song and Dance" and "Annie Get Your Gun."
  • Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre
  • Has two siblings, Joseph and Donna.
  • Awarded the President's Award at the 11th Annual 'Mr. Abbott' Awards Dinner.
  • Is the youngest performer to be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
  • Co-hosted Tony awards telecast with Gregory Hines, June 2002.
  • Is a member of the MTC Board of Directors.
  • Was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.
  • Her father Peter Lazzaro drove a bread truck.
  • Of Italian descent, she changed her last name to Peters (after her father's first name) to avoid being typecast in stereotypical Italian roles. (mafia, mobsters etc.)
  • Measurements: 35C-23-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Has won two Tony awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1986 for "Song and Dance" and in 1999 for a revival of "Annie Get Your Gun." In addition, she has received five other Tony nominations: one as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) in 1972 for a revival of "On the Town;" and four other Best Actress (Musical) nominations: in 1975 for "Mack and Mabel;" in 1984 for "Sunday in the Park with George," a performance she recreated in the television version with the same title, Sunday in the Park with George (1986) (TV); in 1993 for "The Goodbye Girl;" and in 2003 for a revival of "Gypsy."
  • Aunt of Tian DeSeta.

Bernadette Peters Photos

  • Liza Minelli, Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters

    8th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala - Arrivals

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    2013 Tony Awards - Arrivals

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    12th Annual Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Spring Picnic - Arrivals

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    2013 National Dance Institute Gala - Arrivals

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    24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented by Ketel One and Wells Fargo - Arrivals

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    Gray Line New York Honors Broadway Barks! Co-Founder and Broadway Icon Bernadette Peters at Pier 78 on August 21, 2012

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