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Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters 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 nine 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, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy.
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.

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Bernadette Peters is preparing for

  • Death of a Salesman - Linda Loman

    20:45, Wed 28th April 2021 - Sun 2nd May 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    Death of a Salesman is a 1949 play written by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. The play premiered on Broadway…

  • Sweet Charity - Charity Hope Valentine

    21:30, Thu 17th June 2021 - Sun 20th June 2021 at Random Venue 100

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • Rent - Roger Davis

    20:15, Wed 23rd June 2021 - Mon 28th June 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:30, Wed 30th June 2021 - Mon 5th July 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:00, Wed 7th July 2021 - Mon 12th July 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to surviv…

  • Urinetown - Officer Barrel

    20:30, Mon 5th July 2021 at Globe Theatre, London

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilit…

  • South Pacific - Ngana

    21:30, Fri 23rd July 2021 - Mon 26th July 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    21:00, Fri 30th July 2021 - Mon 2nd August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Fri 6th August 2021 - Mon 9th August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Elisabeth - Death

    20:15, Wed 15th September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • Hamlet - Director

    21:00, Fri 8th October 2021 - Mon 11th October 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King…

  • The King and I - Prince Chulalongkorn

    20:30, Thu 28th October 2021 - Tue 2nd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Viola

    19:30, Fri 12th November 2021 - Tue 16th November 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

  • The Winter's Tale - Director

    12:30, Thu 2nd December 2021 - Mon 6th December 2021 at Random Venue 13
    10:15, Thu 9th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Random Venue 13
    20:00, Thu 16th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at Random Venue 13

    The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have relabelled the play as one of…

  • A Doll's House - Producer

    19:30, Thu 2nd December 2021 - Mon 6th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.
    The play is signific…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Producer

    20:00, Thu 13th January 2022 - Tue 18th January 2022 at The Old Vic

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright…

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