Photo Flash: Carol Channing Visits Bernadette Peters at the McCallum
Peters wrote: "Look who came to my show at the McCallum!! The one n only!! I saw her the last time she did Hello Dolly. Pretty brilliant. She's 93 and still wonderful. Love her!!!"
Peters is currently touring the US -- she'll be in Pittsburgh tonight -- and is set to perform several dates in Australia this spring.
Peters, who just appeared in A Bed and a Chair at the City Center, last starred on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of Follies, after a highly successful run at the Kennedy Center. Prior to that, she starred in the Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music, opposite Elaine Stritch. Bernadette also recently received her third Tony, The Isabelle Stevenson Award, which acknowledges an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations, regardless of whether such organizations relate to the theatre. In 2003, she received her seventh Tony Award nomination for her electrifying portrayal of Momma Rose in Sam Mendes' record-breaking Broadway revival of Gypsy, and her brilliant performance was captured on the Grammy award-winning Gypsy cast recording.
Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Song and Dance. In June 1999, Peters earned her second Tony Award, her third Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in one of Broadway's most popular musicals, the smash Tony Award-winning hit Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. Peters also received Tony nominations for her work in the 1992 musical The Goodbye Girl; Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park With George; the Jerry Herman/Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel; and the Leonard Bernstein/Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition to these honors, Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her memorable portrayal of the Witch in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Channing has starred on Broadway in Let's Face It, Proof Thro' the Night, Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Wonderful Town, The Vamp, Show Girl, Hello, Dolly! - for which she won the 1964 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical - Four on a Garden and Lorelei. In 1995, Channing received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.