Bernadette Peters



  • Birth Name: Bernadette Lazzara
  • Birth Place: Ozone Park, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/28/1948, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Bernadette Peters Fast Facts:
  • Began her career as a child performer on such TV shows as Juvenile JuryName That Tune and The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour.
  • Joined the ensemble of a touring company of Gypsy at age 13. In 2003, she was cast in Sam Mendes' Broadway production of Gypsy in the lead role of Rose, the overzealous stage mother pushing her kids into show business.
  • Found success in Hollywood starring opposite her then-boyfriend Steve Martin in The Jerk (1979) and Pennies From Heaven (1981).
  • Originated the role of the Witch in the 1987 Broadway musical Into the Woods.
  • Was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • Founded Broadway Barks with Mary Tyler Moore in 1998 to support animal-adoption efforts in New York. To help the charity, she wrote a children's book called Broadway Barks.
  • Bernadette Peters Relationships:
  • Peter Lazzara - Father
  • Michael Wittenberg - Husband (deceased)
  • Donna - Sister
  • Steve Martin - Ex-significant Other
  • Joseph Lazzara - Brother
  • Marguerite Lazzara - Mother
  • Bernadette Peters Awards:
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1984 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1972 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1975 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1993 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1986 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 2003 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1999 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Isabelle Stevenson Award - Winner


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