Bernadette Peters turns 70 this week. And has she ever really gotten the respect she deserves? Written by Victoria Myers. In December of , a twenty-eight year old Bernadette Peters sat at a vanity in a pink silk robe with a mass of strawberry blonde hair piled on top of her head. Her body is turned away from the mirror and she stares out beyond the darkness into the firmament.
Bernadette Peters: 'singing Sondheim got to be like meditating'
Though it perked up in its second act, much of the production felt unfocused and unresolved. Two of its stars, Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein, were excellent, but you had to question some of the other casting choices. Bernadette Peters, that eternally blooming rose of the American theater, as a faded, dowdy housewife? The hearty Ron Raines as a high-strung businessman on the verge of a nervous breakdown? I am happy to report that since then, Ms. Peters has connected with her inner frump, Mr.
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Watch the video. Sign In. Bernadette Peters Actress Soundtrack. Up this week. Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three.
C afe Luxembourg, the closet-sized New York bistro Bernadette Peters chooses for our lunch, opened in and seems almost unchanged. That also goes for Peters, although she has been in business longer. As a child actor, she made her New York debut more than 60 years ago in a revival of The Most Happy Fella and has rarely been off the stage or screen since. A gift to musical comedy, in some very dishy wrapping, she synthesises sex, sophistication and emotional nuance. Has another Broadway baby made it to the cover of Playboy? Her explanation? Good genes. In January, she took a trip to Tanzania and Rwanda — she shows me a smartphone video of a munching gorilla. She opens each show with Let Me Entertain You. Peters is dressed in a slinky black shirt and overlapping necklaces, her Titian ringlets bouncing.