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Encyclopedia > Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters in July 2006
Birth name Bernadette Lazzara
Born February 28, 1948 (1948-02-28) (age 59)
Ozone Park, Queens, New York, United States
Spouse(s) Michael Wittenberg (1996-2005)
Official site www.bernadettepeters.com

Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer. Over the course of an enduring career starting at a young age, she has performed in musical theatre, films and television, as well as in solo concerts and recordings. Peters first performed on the stage in the 1960s and in the 1970s in film and television. In the 1980s she returned to the theatre, where she has been, for over two decades, one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway stars. Peters also continues to act in films and on television, where she has been nominated for Emmy Awards for three of her appearances. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she is starred have won Grammy Awards. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ozone Park is a New York City neighborhood located in the southwestern part of the borough of Queens bordering Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, and the borough of Brooklyn. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... “NY” redirects here. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1950. ... Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC Television drama serial by the highly-regarded television playwright Dennis Potter. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... An Emmy Award. ... A cast recording is a recording of a musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Peters is particularly noted for her starring roles in the stage musicals Song and Dance, Annie Get Your Gun, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, becoming closely associated with the composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and in films including The Jerk and Pennies from Heaven. Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... The Jerk is the 1979 rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy film of belated self-discovery. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ...

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Early career

She was born Bernadette Lazzara to an Italian-American family in Queens, New York, the youngest of three children. Her mother Marguerite started her in show business by putting her on the television show Juvenile Jury at the age of three-and-a-half. She later appeared on the television shows Name That Tune and The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour. In her teen years, she attended the Quintano School for Young Professionals. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... Name That Tune was a television game show that put two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs. ... The Horn and Hardart Childrens Hour was a variety show with children performing, broadcast on NBC Radio in the 1940s and 1950s. ...


At the age of nine Peters received her Equity Card in the name of Bernadette Peters to avoid ethnic stereotyping; the stage name was taken from her father's first name. She made her stage debut at age 9 in This is Goggle, a comedy directed by Otto Preminger that closed during out-of-town tryouts before reaching New York. She first appeared on the New York stage at age 10 in the New York City Center revival of The Most Happy Fella (1959). At 13 she was an understudy for Dainty June and one of the ensemble in a touring company of Gypsy. Upon graduation from high school, she started working steadily, appearing Off-Broadway in The Penny Friend (1966) and Curley McDimple (1967) and as an understudy on Broadway in The Girl in the Freudian Slip (1967). She made her Broadway debut in Johnny No-Trump in 1967. She appeared next as George M. Cohan's sister opposite Joel Grey in George M! (1968), winning the Theatre World Award. An Equity Card is proof of membership in Actors Equity Association, an organization of stage actors. ... Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... New York City Center Logo New York City Center is a 2,750-seat performing arts venue located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Most Happy Fella is a theater musical with music, lyrics and book by Frank Loesser. ... An understudy is a theatrical term for someone who learns the lines and moves of a leading actor or actress in a theatrical play. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... The Penny Friend is a musical with music, lyrics, and book by William Roy. ... Curley McDimple is a musical with music and lyrics by Robert Dahdah and book by Robert Dahdah and Mary Boylan. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Johnny No-Trump is a play written by Mary Mercier which ran for one performance on Broadway. ... Joel Grey (born Joel Katz on April 11, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage and screen actor, who graduated from Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California in 1950. ... George M! is a musical with music and lyrics by George M. Cohan and book by Michael Stewart, John Pascal, and Francine Pascal. ... The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ...


Peters' performance as Ruby in the 1968 off-Broadway Dames at Sea, a spoof of 1930s musicals brought her critical acclaim and her first Drama Desk Award. (She had appeared in an earlier 1966 version of Dames at Sea at the off-off-Broadway performance club Caffe Cino.) Peters had starring roles in her next Broadway vehicles: Gelsomina in La Strada (1969), Hildy in On the Town (1971), and Mabel Normand in Mack and Mabel (1974), all of which were short-lived. She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s and concentrated on television and film work. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Dames At Sea Dames at Sea is a musical with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; music by Jim Wise. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... Joseph Cino (1931-1967), was an Italian-American theatrical producer and café-owner. ... La Strada (musical) is a musical with lyrics and music by Lionel Bart, with additional lyrics by Martin Charnin and additional music by Elliot Lawrence. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Mack & Mabel is a Broadway musical play. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ...


Theatre

Peters returned to the New York stage after an eight-year absence in the off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club production, Sally and Marsha (1982), for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She then returned to Broadway as Dot/Marie in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Sunday in the Park with George (1984), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance (1985), Sondheim-Lapine's Into the Woods (1987), and Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl with music by Marvin Hamlisch (1993). Image File history File links Bernadetteinsong. ... Image File history File links Bernadetteinsong. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... The Manhattan Theatre Club is a theatrical company which produces new plays and musicals at the Biltmore Theatre and the New York City Center. ... Sally and Marsha is an Off-Broadway comedy-drama, written by Sybille Pearson and directed by Lynne Meadow. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Lapine (born January 10, 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio) is an Jewish-American director and librettist. ... Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... Original cast recording The Goodbye Girl is a Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. ...


Peters is "considered by many to be the premier interpreter of his [Sondheim's] work," according to writer Alex Witchel. [1] Raymond Knapp writes that Peters "achieved her definitive stardom" in Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods.[2] 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." [3] Peters continued her association with Sondheim with a 1995 benefit concert of Anyone Can Whistle. Additionally, she performed at several concerts featuring Sondheim's work, and performed for him at his 1993 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Anyone Can Whistle is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

In the PBS broadcast of Sunday in the Park with George
In the PBS broadcast of Sunday in the Park with George

In her latest Broadway stage role, Peters took on the role of Mama Rose in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. Ben Brantley in his review of Gypsy 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." [4] Arthur Laurents: "But in 2003 there was a new Rose on Broadway: Bernadette Peters! Brilliant, original, totally unlike any of the others. [5] In February 2006, she participated in a reading of the Sondheim-Weidman musical Bounce. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Bounce is a musical by Stephen Sondheim with a libretto by John Weidman. ...


Peters has been nominated for the Tony Award seven times, and won twice. She has also been nominated for the Drama Desk Award eight times and won three times (Annie Get Your Gun, Song and Dance, and Dames at Sea). Her first Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical was for her performance as Emma in Song and Dance. Theater critic Frank Rich wrote in an otherwise negative review of the show that Peters "has no peer in the musical theater right now." [6] Peters won her second Tony for her performance as Annie Oakley in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun opposite Tom Wopat. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Drama Desk Award The Drama Desk Award was created in 1955 to recognize shows produced off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and in legitimate not-for-profit theaters, in addition to Broadway shows. ... Frank Rich (born June 2, 1949 in Washington, D.C.) is a columnist for The New York Times who focuses on American politics and popular culture. ... Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) b. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Tom Wopat (left) as Luke Duke with John Schneider as Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat (born September 9, 1951 in Lodi, Wisconsin) is an American actor. ...


Film appearances

Peters has appeared in 22 films and is best known on screen for the 1979 comedy The Jerk co-starring Steve Martin, whom she dated. She won a Golden Globe Award as Best Motion Picture Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance as Eileen in the 1981 film Pennies From Heaven, again co-starring with Martin. That same year she also appeared on the cover and inside spread of the December issue of Playboy Magazine, in which she posed in lingerie designed by Bob Mackie. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... The Jerk (1979) is Carl Reiners rags-to-riches-to-rags film comedy of belated self-discovery. ... For the football player of the same name see Steve Martin (football player). ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... Robert Gordon Mackie (b. ...


She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award (Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role) for her work in the Mel Brooks film Silent Movie. This article is about the comedy film. ...


She recently appeared with three generations of the Kirk Douglas family in It Runs in the Family. In May 2006 she filmed a movie Come le formiche (Wine and Kisses) with F. Murray Abraham in Italy; the DVD was released on June 22, 2007 in Italy. [7] It Runs in the Family is a 2003 movie directed by Fred Schepisi and starring a large number of the Douglas family. ... Fahrid Murray Abraham[1] (born October 24, 1939) is an American actor. ...


Television appearances

With the Muppets
With the Muppets

Peters was nominated for Emmy Awards for her guest-starring roles on the Fox sitcom Ally McBeal (2001), and The Muppet Show (1977).[8] She was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, for her work in the made-for-television movie Bobbie's Girl. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An Emmy Award. ... Ally McBeal is an American television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002 and was one of the best-known dramedy television series of the 1990s winning several awards. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Bobbies Girl is a comedy-drama about two women leading a comfortable, quiet life running a pub in Dublin who are suddenly confronted with a series of health and family crises. ...


She has appeared in many variety shows, has performed on the Academy Awards broadcasts, both presented at and co-hosted the Tony Awards, and hosted Saturday Night Live. She made some 12 guest appearances on the various incarnations of The Carol Burnett Show[9] as well as appearing with Burnett in the made-for-television version of Once Upon a Mattress and the 1982 film Annie. She also performed at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony for Burnett (2003). Peters appeared often on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and on the day time talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, both as a co-host and a guest. Peters voiced stray cat Rita in the Rita and Runt segments of the animated series Animaniacs. Rita often sang on the show, sometimes in parodies of songs from Broadway musicals. A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... This article is about the American television series. ... The original cast in 1967. ... Once Upon a Mattress is a critically-acclaimed musical comedy that opened on Broadway on May 11, 1959 and ran for 460 performances. ... This is about the 1982 film. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show during the years that Johnny Carson hosted from 1962 to 1992. ... Live with Regis and Kelly is a syndicated American television talk show, hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. ... Runt Rita and Runt were the stars of several musical segments in the animated television series Animaniacs. ... This article is about the television series. ...


Peters has co-starred in a number of television movies and in her own television series, All's Fair, with Richard Crenna in the late 1970s, for which Peters was nominated for a Golden Globe award. In March 2005, she made a pilot for an ABC sitcom series titled Adopted, co-starring with Christine Baranski, but it was not picked up.[10] “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Alls Fair was an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1976 to 1977. ... Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 - January 17, 2003) was an American actor. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Christine Baranski Christine Baranski (born 2 May 1952) is an American actress. ...


Peters has recently made guest appearances on several popular television series, appearing as a judge on the ABC series, Boston Legal (May 2007), as a defense attorney on the NBC series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (November 2006), and as the sharp-tongued sister of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) on the penultimate episode of NBC's Will & Grace ("Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?"). The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Season 5 DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU) is the first of three spin-offs of Law & Order (the other two being Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Trial by Jury; all series are presented on the NBC... Megan Mullally as Karen Walker Karen St. ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning Irish-American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... The is the 22nd episode of NBCs Will & Grace Starring: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, Shelley Morrison, Josh Lucas and Bernadette Peters. ...


Concerts and recordings

Peters has been performing her one-woman concert in the United States and Canada for many years. She made her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1996, devoting the second half to the work of Stephen Sondheim. She performed a similar concert in London, which was taped and released on video, and also aired on U.S. Public Television stations in 1999. Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ...


In a review of her 2002 Radio City Music Hall concert, Steven Holden of 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."[11] Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Major Concert appearances

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  • Sondheim: A Celebration At Carnegie Hall (broadcast on PBS Great Performances in 1993)--June 10, 1992
  • Hey Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron MacKintosh--June 7, 1998
  • Hollywood Bowl Sondheim Concert--July 8, 2005

Recordings
Peters has recorded six solo albums, starting with her debut album in 1980 titled Bernadette. Three have been nominated for the Grammy Award. She has recorded most of the Broadway and off-Broadway musicals she has appeared in, four of which have won Grammy Awards. Additionally, she recorded songs on several other albums, such as "Dublin Lady" on John Whelan's Flirting with the Edge (Narada, 1998). On the Mandy Patinkin Dress Casual 1990 album, Patinkin and Peters recorded the songs from Stephen Sondheim's 1966 television play, Evening Primrose. Her 1980 single "Gee Whiz" reached the top forty on the U.S. pop singles charts. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mandel Bruce Patinkin (born November 30, 1952) is an American actor of stage and screen, as well as a renowned tenor. ... Evening Primrose was a television musical written in 1966 by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman for ABC Televisions Stage 67. ...


Miscellaneous awards and honors

Peters has received many honorary awards over the years, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (April 1987); the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year (1987); the Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding performance in a Chicago theatrical production (1994); the American Theatre Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City (1996), becoming the youngest person so honored (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Christopher Rawson, January 25, 1996, p. C1); an Honorary Doctorate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (May 19, 2002) [12]; and the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame (June 28, 2002). Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals and for its status as the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the United States. ... The Sarah Siddons Society is an American non-profit organization founded in 1952 by prominent Chicago theatre patrons with the goal of promoting excellence in the theatre. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The American Theatre Hall of Fame in New York City was founded in 1971 by Earl Blackwell, Gerard Oestreicher, James M. Nederlander, and Arnold Weissberger. ... Opened in 1972, the Gershwin Theatre, formerly known as the Uris, it was the first large Broadway theatre to be built since 1931. ... The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Hofstra University is a private institution of higher learning located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (USA) founded in 1935 on the basis of the estate of wealthy lumber magnate William Hofstra and widow Kate Davidson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ...


Personal

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Bernadette Peters married Michael Wittenberg (investment adviser with Wachovia Securities, LLC) on July 20, 1996 at the upstate 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 while on a business trip. This article is about the actress. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006...


Selected stage credits

Dames At Sea Dames at Sea is a musical with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller; music by Jim Wise. ... On the Town is a musical that opened on Broadway at the Adelphi Theatre on December 28, 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction by George Abbott, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. ... Mack & Mabel is a Broadway musical play. ... Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... Original cast recording The Goodbye Girl is a Broadway musical based on the film of the same name. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Gypsy: A Musical Fable is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ...

Discography

Solo

Album cover from Bernadette (1980)
Album cover from Bernadette (1980)
  • Bernadette (1980)
  • Now Playing (1981)
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (1996)--Grammy Award nominee
  • Sondheim, Etc. - Bernadette Peters Live At Carnegie Hall (1997) - Grammy Award nominee
  • Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein (2002) - Grammy Award nominee
  • Sondheim Etc., Etc. - Live At Carnegie Hall: The Rest of It (2005)

Cast recordings Image File history File links Bernadette-1980. ... Image File history File links Bernadette-1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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

Other recordings This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Dewey Doo-It Helps Owlie Fly Again--RandallFraser Publishing (2005)
  • Sherry!--Studio Cast Recording--Angel Records (2004)
  • Flirting with the Edge--John Whelan--Narada (1998)
  • Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh--Philips Records (1998)
  • Dress Casual - select tracks with Mandy Patinkin--CBS Records (1990)

2004 studio recording Sherry! is a musical with a book and lyrics by James Lipton and music by Laurence Rosenthal. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ...

Filmography

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies is the story of a stunt pilot (Cliff Robertson) and his son (Eric Shea) as they barnstorm around the United States in the 1920s, and their adventures along the way, especially Ace Elis romantic entanglements. ... The Longest Yard is a 1974 movie about inmates at a prison who play American football against their guards. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... Vigilante Force was a 1976 action movie concerning a Vietnam veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field workers. ... The Jerk is the 1979 rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy film of belated self-discovery. ... Tulips is a 1981 movie directed by Rex Bromfield, Mark Warren, and Al Waxman, and starring Gabe Kaplan and Bernadette Peters as two depressed loners. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... Heartbeeps (1982) is an American comedy movie about two robots. ... This is about the 1982 film. ... Slaves of New York is a 1989 comedy-drama starring Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt, Madeleine Potter, and Steve Buscemi. ... Pink Cadillac is a 1989 action-comedy film which became quite a big flop for Clint Eastwood, who had just come off the fifth Dirty Harry-movie, The Dead Pool. ... Alice is a 1990 motion picture Alice Tate, the mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finding herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. ... Impromptu is a 1991 movie written by Sarah Kernochan, directed by James Lapine, produced by Daniel A. Sherkow and Stuart Oken, and starring Hugh Grant as Chopin and Judy Davis as George Sand. ... Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas is a movie made by The Walt Disney Company in 1997. ... Anastasia is an animated feature film produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman at Fox Animation Studios, and was released on November 14, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. ... Barneys Great Adventure is a 1998 film based on Barney & Friends and featured the childrens television character Barney. ... Wakkos Wish is a 1999 direct-to-video animated film based on the Warner Bros. ... Let It Snow is a romantic comedy, the story of a young man who finds love during snow days time off from high school, but spends years finding his true self. ... It Runs in the Family is a 2003 movie directed by Fred Schepisi and starring a large number of the Douglas family. ...

Television credits

Awards
Preceded by
Sissy Spacek
for Coal Miner's Daughter
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1982
for Pennies from Heaven
Succeeded by
Julie Andrews
for Victor/Victoria
Preceded by
Chita Rivera
for The Rink
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1986
for Song and Dance
Succeeded by
Maryann Plunkett
for Me and My Girl
Preceded by
Natasha Richardson
for Cabaret
Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
1999
for Annie Get Your Gun
Succeeded by
Heather Headley
for Aida

The original cast in 1967. ... George M! is a musical with music and lyrics by George M. Cohan and book by Michael Stewart, John Pascal, and Francine Pascal. ... Once Upon a Mattress is a critically-acclaimed musical comedy that opened on Broadway on May 11, 1959 and ran for 460 performances. ... Paradise Lost is a drama that takes place in 1932, during the Depression; it was first broadcast on American Public Television in two parts, on February 25 and March 4, 1971. ... Maude is a half-hour American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 29, 1978. ... For other uses, see All in the Family (disambiguation). ... Alls Fair was an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1976 to 1977. ... McCloud featuring Dennis Weaver McCloud was an American television police drama that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1977. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... The Martian Chronicles was based on Ray Bradburys The Martian Chronicles and deals with the exploration of Mars and the inhabitants there. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Faerie Tale Theatre, fully Shelley Duvalls Faerie Tale Theatre, is a live action childrens television series created by Shelley Duvall that ran from 1982 to 1987 retelling popular fairy tales. ... Sleeping Beauty is the 5th episode of the television anthology Faerie Tale Theatre. ... Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... David is a drama, the true story of David Rothenberg who was burned as a child by his father. ... Fall from Grace is a drama, concerning the lives of Jim Bakker and his then-wife, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner during the 1980s. ... The Last Best Year is a drama, concerning a lonely woman who discovers that she has a terminal illness. ... Into the Woods is an award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. ... The Last Mile DVD The Last Mile is a short (15 minute) comedy-drama written by Terrence McNally for Public televisions Great Performances 20th Anniversary Special (1992). ... This article is about the television series. ... Runt Rita and Runt were the stars of several musical segments in the animated television series Animaniacs. ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ... The Odyssey was a 1997 miniseries on NBC. For other uses of Odyssey see Odyssey (disambiguation). ... Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella is the name of a musical written for television by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II based upon the fairy tale, Cinderella. ... What the Deaf Man Heard was a 1997 Hallmark TV movie about a boy who pretends to be deaf, when really he can hear perfectly well. ... Holiday in Your Heart is a drama, based on a story written by LeAnn Rimes, who stars as herself. ... The Closer was an American television situation comedy that aired on CBS for 10 episodes in 1998. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Ally McBeal is an American television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002 and was one of the best-known dramedy television series of the 1990s winning several awards. ... Bobbies Girl is a comedy-drama about two women leading a comfortable, quiet life running a pub in Dublin who are suddenly confronted with a series of health and family crises. ... Prince Charming is a comedy, a modern-day fairy tale, relating the story of a Prince who is cursed, his wizard squire, and the modern-day women who lift the curse. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... DVD cover Loretta Lynn published her autobiography, Coal Miners Daughter, in the mid-70s. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1950. ... Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC Television drama serial by the highly-regarded television playwright Dennis Potter. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. ... A Dancers Life poster Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is a Tony Award-winning American actress, dancer, and singer known for her musical theater roles. ... The Rink is the tenth musical written by the composer/lyricist team John Kander and Fred Ebb, the creators of both Cabaret and Chicago. ... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Song and Dance is a musical entertainment comprised of two unrelated acts. ... Maryann Plunkett is a Tony award winning actress. ... Me and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose and music by Noel Gay. ... Natasha Jane Richardson (born May 11, 1963 in London), is a Tony Award-winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, an enduring theatrical dynasty. ... Cabaret is a 1966 Broadway musical, based on John Van Drutens play I Am a Camera, based in its turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, produced and directed by Hal Prince and starring Bert Convy... The Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who was voted as the best actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Annie Get Your Gun is a musical loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. ... Heather Headley on the cover of her 2002 debut album This Is Who I Am Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer from Trinidad and Tobago. ... Aida is a musical drama in two acts based on Giuseppe Verdis Italian-language opera by the same name, which is in turn based on a story by Auguste Mariette. ...

External links

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Internet Broadway Database The Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. ... The American Theatre Wing (ATF) is a New York City-based organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre, according to its mission statement. ...

References

  1. ^ New York Times, February 28, 1999, Section 2, p.5.
  2. ^ The American Musical and the Performance of Personal Identity, Knapp, Raymond, ISBN-13:978-0-691-12524-4, 2006, p. 215.
  3. ^ Washington Post, Chip Crews, January 3, 1999, p. G01.
  4. ^ New York Times, May 2, 2003, p. E1.
  5. ^ The Art Of The American Musical: Conversations With The Creators, Jackson R. Bryer, Richard Allan Davison, p. 138, 2005, Rutgers University Press, ISBN 0813536138
  6. ^ New York Times, September 19, 1985.
  7. ^ http://it.movies.yahoo.com/c/come-le-formiche/index-1843687.html (Italian)
  8. ^ Muppet Wiki: Bernadette Peters episode
  9. ^ THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW EPISODE GUIDE
  10. ^ Playbill.com article, March 16, 2005
  11. ^ New York Times 2002 review
  12. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/69663.html

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