Performing a rich selection of Broadway songs from her extensive songbook, including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim to name a few, Broadway’s brightest star, Bernadette Peters will dazzle audiences in a glamorous and magical evening of song.
“I am very excited to be performing in Australia once again” says Ms. Peters. “I have so many great memories of my previous visits and of the warm and enthusiastic Australian fans.”
Throughout her illustrious career, the Tony Award winning actress has amazed critics and audiences with her performances on stage and television, in concert and on recordings. Peters recently starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman critically acclaimed production of Follies. Prior to that, she starred opposite Elaine Stritch in the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler Tony Award-winning masterpiece, A Little Night Music.
She has received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her critically acclaimed performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Song and Dance. After that, she went on to earn a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her starring role as Annie Oakley in one of Broadway’s most popular musicals, the Tony-Award winning revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
Peters also has received Tony nominations for her electrifying portrayal of Momma Rose in Sam Mendes’ record-breaking revival of Gypsy as well as for her role of Dot in Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday In the Park with George. She also received a Drama Desk nomination for her memorable Witch in Sondheim’s Into The Woods.
A Emmy-nominated performer of amazing versatility, Peters has starred in US television SMASH, Grey’s Anatomy, and Ugly Betty to name a few. She also has over 17 film credits to her name and has received a Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies from Heaven.
Other notable film credits include The Jerk with Steve Martin, Silent Movie with Mel Brooks, Annie with Carol Burnett and Impromptu with Hugh Grant and Mandy Patinkin. Peters has recorded six solo albums including the Grammy Nominated Sondheim, Etc. Etc,; Bernadette Peters, Live At Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It); and Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein.
“As an actress, singer, comedienne and all-around warming presence, Bernadette Peters has no peer in the musical theatre right now.” – The New York Times
Bernadette Peters in Concert
Theatre Royal, 108 King Street, Sydney
Performances: Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 April 2014 – 8.00pm
For more information and bookings: www.theatreroyal.net.au
Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Broadbeach Island, Gold Coast
Performance: Saturday 5 April 2014 – 8.00pm
For more information and bookings: www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Performances: Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 April 2014 – 8.00pm
For more information and bookings: www.hmt.com.au
For more information, visit: www.bernadettepeters.com.au for details.
Image: Bernadette Peters