Bernadette Peters Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
February 28, 1948 (71)
Birth Place:
Ozone Park, NY, USA
Bio:
Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Ms. Peters enjoys a career which boasts an impressive list of television credits, including co-starring in Amazon Prime’s highly ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: February 28, 1948 (71)

Birth Place: Ozone Park, NY, USA

Bio:
Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Ms. Peters enjoys a career which boasts an impressive list of television credits, including co-starring in Amazon Prime’s highly ... (read more)

Throughout her illustrious career, Ms. Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Ms. Peters enjoys a career which boasts an impressive list of television credits, including co-starring in Amazon Prime’s highly popular Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or Musical series. Most recently, she also co-starred in the CBS All-Access series, The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network’s popular series, The Good Wife.







One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Peters has won numerous accolades including three Tony Awards®, a Golden Globe, two Grammy® Awards, three Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She recently appeared in City Center’s Encores! production, A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim and orchestrations by Wynton Marsalis. Other Broadway credits include Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Follies, which also played the Kennedy Center.







Peters received both the Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Song and Dance. She earned her second Tony Award® for her performance in Annie Get Your Gun. She also received Tony nominations for her outstanding performances in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy (as Momma Rose), in Neil Simon’s 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 unforgettable portrayal of the Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.







Other television credits include NBC-TV’s Smash, ABC-TV’s Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty, to name a few. In addition to starring in the Lifetime TV movie Living Proof, Peters has lit up the silver screen in 17 films throughout her distinguished career. She received a Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies From Heaven. Other film credits include The Jerk, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie Annie, Pink Cadillac, Slaves of New York, Woody Allen’s Alice, Impromptu, It Runs in the Family and Coming Up Roses.







Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy®-nominated I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall and Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, in addition to numerous original Broadway cast recordings.

Bernadette Peters Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Gold Star
Bernadette Peters
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Isabelle Stevenson Award Gold Star
Bernadette Peters
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Gypsy
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, Gypsy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Annie Get Your Gun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Annie Get Your Gun
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Annie Get Your Gun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Musical
Bernadette Peters, The Goodbye Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, The Goodbye Girl
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Bernadette Peters, Into the Woods
 
Drama League Awards - 1986 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Song and Dance
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Song and Dance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, Sunday in the Park with George
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, Sunday in the Park with George
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Bernadette Peters, Sally and Marsha
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Actress - Musical
Bernadette Peters, Mack & Mabel
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bernadette Peters, Mack and Mabel
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Bernadette Peters , On The Town
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Performance Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, Dames at Sea
 
Theatre World Awards - 1968 - Performance Gold Star
Bernadette Peters, George M!