Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. 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.
Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance. She earned her second Tony Award, her third Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun. She also received Tony nominations for her outstanding performances in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy; 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/Betty Comden/Adolph 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. Most recently, she appeared in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Follies, which also played the Kennedy Center.
In addition to her theater work, Peters boasts an impressive list of television credits, including the current Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle; the new CBS series The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network’s popular series The Good Wife; Grey’s Anatomy; and Ugly Betty. She has lit up the silver screen in 17 films throughout her distinguished career, including Pennies from Heaven, for which she received a Golden Globe Award; The Jerk; Annie; and Woody Allen’s Alice. She has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein and numerous Original Broadway Cast recordings.
Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her “pet project” Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area.