Monday, 28 February 2011

Broadway Baby

Happy 63rd(!) birthday today to the lovely and vivacious Broadway Bombshell Miss Bernadette Peters.

With a myriad of theatrical roles behind her, from (as a child) understudying the original "Dainty June" in Gypsy and playing Liesl in the 1961 stage appearance of Sound of Music, right through to her triumphal concert appearances and her current role as Desiree in the critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production on Broadway of A Little Night Music (replacing Catherine Zeta-Jones).

This year, Miss Peters continues her lifelong connection with Mr Sondheim (she won awards for her parts in Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 and Into the Woods in 1987, and returned to Gypsy for its revival in 2003, this time playing Mama), joining a new production of Follies that is predicted to transfer from DC to Broadway. It certainly appears that everything that Bernadette Peters turns to gold, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if it isn't the "hit of 2011".

With her multi-million selling recordings, TV appearances ranging from the Carol Burnett Show to Will and Grace, and an occasional film career she is indeed one of America's "national treasures", and we on this side of the pond love her to bits too - particularly here in Dolores Delargo Towers!

Here is Miss Peters appearing in her sell-out concert series at the Royal Albert Hall...

Bernadette Peters official website


  1. Love her to pieces! She's a huge Dog lover too! :)

  2. I had to re-read that comment twice, lol... Jx


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