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Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters was born as Bernadette Lazzara and she is an author for children’s book, she is a singer and actress. She was born in the year 1948 and over the course of her career which is over five decades; she starred in television series, films and musical theatre. She also performed solo in recording and concerts. She is among these who are most acclaimed performers of Broadway.  She has got seven Tony Awards nominations and she won two of them with honorary award. She was nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards and she won three.  Four in the cast albums she starred in the Broadway was able to win Grammy Awards.

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She is regarded as the first person who was able to interpret Stephen Sondheim work. She is noted for the role she had in the Broadway stage and this included the musicals like Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Into The Woods, Song and Dance, Sunday in The Park With George and Mack and Mabel.

Bernadette Peters started to act at the stage when she was still a child; she became an actor when she was still a teenager and a film and television actress in the year 1970s. She got many praises because of the early work she had when she appeared in The Muppet Shows and the Carol Burnett Show.  She had a role in the movies like Annie, Pennies From Heaven, The Jerk and Silent Movie.  In the year 1980s, she started to play in theatre once again and she became well-known Broadway star for over three decades.  She has recorded many singles and solo albums with the cast albums while performing on regular basis alone. She was nominated to Emmy Awards three times and to the Golden Globe Awards three times and she won it once.

Bernadette Peters was born under the name of Bernadette Lazzara and the parents were Sicilian American.  She was born in New York and she was youngest of three children.  The other siblings are Joseph Lazzara and casting director Donna DeSeta. Her father is called Peter and he was the driver of bread delivery truck and the mother called Marguerite, she is the one who put her on television shows when she was of three and half years playing for Juvenile Jury. At the age of five, she was on the show Name that Tune and The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour.

When she was nine years, her Equity Card was in the name of Bernadette Peters, Peters from the name of his father and she was avoiding the ethnic stereotyping.  Her professional performance on the stage was with This is Goggle; a comedy that was under Otto Preminger, the director.

Peters has four songs on a CD which accompany a picture book for children called Dewey Doo-It Helps Owlie Fly Again.  The proceeding goes to Christopher Reeve Foundation.  Her co-star, Mandy Patinkin in the Sunday in the Park with George sings on the same CD.  She started a charity organization to support the adoption of animals. Bernadette Peters was married to an investment adviser called Michael Wittenberg before his death at the age of 43.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 28 Feb, 1948
Age: 72 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Queens
Gender: Female
Description: Actress, singer
Twitter Id: OfficialBPeters
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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