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Bernadette Peters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer and children's book author from Ozone Park, Queens, New York . Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as 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, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards. Peters first performed on the stage as a child and then a teenage actor 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 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. Peters also continues to act in films and on television, where she has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, winning once. Peters is particularly noted for her starring roles in stage musicals, including Song and Dance, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, and A Little Night Music, becoming closely associated with composer Stephen Sondheim. She had a four-year romantic relationship with comedian Steve Martin and was married to investment adviser Michael Wittenberg for over nine years until he was killed in a helicopter crash on September 26, 2005. Peters is known for her charitable work, including as a founder of the Broadway Barks animal charity. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernadette Peters, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Feb 28, 1948 In Queens, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration 2020-04-26
Known For
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Boston Legal
Poster of Anastasia
Poster of Frasier
Movie Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration Herself 2020-04-26
Series The Good Fight Lenore Rindell 2017-02-19
Series Mozart in the Jungle Gloria Windsor 2014-02-06
Movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Glinda (voice) 2014-05-08
Movie Six by Sondheim Herself (archive footage) 2013-12-09
Movie Coming Up Roses Diane 2011-09-23
Series Downton Abbey Herself 2010-09-26
Movie Sondheim! The Birthday Concert 2010-11-26
Movie Living Proof Barbara 2008-10-18
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie Children Will Listen Narrator 2004-04-11
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie It Runs in the Family Rebecca Gromberg 2003-04-25
Movie The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Sue (voice) 2003-12-02
Movie Bobbie's Girl Bailey Lewis 2002-06-09
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Prince Charming Margo / 'Titania' 2001-07-13
Series Teacher's Pet Unknown 2000-09-09
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Let It Snow Elise Ellis 1999-10-01
Movie Hey, Mr Producer! 1998-11-07
Movie Bernadette Peters in Concert 1998-01-01
Movie A Bing Crosby Christmas Herself 1998-01-01
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Odyssey Circe 1997-05-17
Movie Cinderella Cinderella's Stepmother 1997-11-02
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie Holiday in Your Heart Faith Shawn 1997-12-14
Movie Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Angelique (voice) 1997-11-11
Movie What the Deaf Man Heard Helen Ayers 1997-11-23
Movie Anastasia Sophie (voice) 1997-11-20
Movie Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz Self 1995-01-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Animaniacs Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall Herself 1992-06-10
Series The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Movie Into the Woods The Witch 1991-03-15
Movie Impromptu Marie D'Agoult 1991-04-12
Series The Carol Burnett Show Skit characters 1991-11-01
Series Carol & Company Kate 1990-03-01
Movie Fall From Grace Tammy Faye Bakker 1990-04-29
Movie Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly! herself 1990-01-01
Movie Alice Muse 1990-12-25
Movie The Last Best Year 1990-11-04
Movie Slaves of New York Eleanor 1989-03-18
Movie Pink Cadillac Lou Ann McGuinn 1989-05-26
Movie David Marie Rothenberg 1988-10-25
Movie Sunday in the Park with George Dot / Marie 1986-06-16
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty / Princess Debbie 1983-07-07
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Movie Annie Lily St. Regis 1982-06-18
Movie Pennies from Heaven Eileen 1981-12-11
Movie Tulips 1981-10-01
Movie Heartbeeps Aqua 1981-12-18
Series The Martian Chronicles Genevieve Seltzer 1980-01-15
Movie The Jerk Marie Kimble Johnson 1979-12-14
Series The Sonny & Cher Show Unknown 1976-02-01
Movie W.C. Fields and Me Melody 1976-03-31
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie Vigilante Force Little Dee 1976-09-09
Movie Silent Movie Vilma Kaplan 1976-06-17
Series All's Fair Charlotte 'Charley' Drake 1976-09-20
Series The Muppet Show Unknown 1976-09-05
Series McCoy Brenda 1975-03-11
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie The Longest Yard Miss Toot 1974-08-21
Movie Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies Allison 1973-03-31
Series Maude Unknown 1972-09-12
Series All in the Family Unknown 1971-01-12
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series The Bell Telephone Hour 1959-01-12
Series Kraft Music Hall Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie The Christmas Tree Girl 1958-12-14
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1956-04-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24