Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer, and children's book author. Over a career spanning five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, television and film, performed in solo concerts and released recordings. She is a critically acclaimed Broadway performer, having received seven nominations for Tony Awards, winning two (plus an honorary award), and nine nominations for Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards. Regarded by many as the foremost interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondheim, Peters is particularly noted for her roles on the Broadway stage, including in the musicals Mack and Mabel (1974), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Song and Dance (1985), Into the Woods (1987), The Goodbye Girl (1993), Annie Get Your Gun (1999), Gypsy (2003), A Little Night Music (2010), Follies (2011), and Hello, Dolly! (2018). Peters first performed on the stage as a child and then a teenaged actress in the 1960s, and in film and television in the 1970s. She was praised for this early work and for appearances on The Muppet Show, The Carol Burnett Show and in other television work, and for her roles in films including Silent Movie, The Jerk, Pennies from Heaven and Annie. In the 1980s, she returned to the theatre, where she became one of the best-known Broadway stars over the next three decades. She also has recorded six solo albums and several singles, as well as ...

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Anastasia (1997)

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This animated adventure spins a more optimistic twist on the long-mythicized story of the "lost daughter" of Russia's last czar. A wicked sorcerer places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia is separated from them during their attempts to escape from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd

This animated adventure spins a more optimistic twist on the long-mythicized story of the "lost daughter" of Russia's last czar. A wicked sorcerer places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia is separated from them during their attempts to escape from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Knight
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Jerry Orbach  •  David Ogden Stiers

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Knight
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Jerry Orbach  •  David Ogden Stiers

Impromptu (1991)

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Hugh Grant  •  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters

Silent Movie (1976)

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Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Slaves of New York (1989)

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

The Jerk (1979)

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After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

The Longest Yard (1974)

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ed Lauter  •  Bernadette Peters

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ed Lauter  •  Bernadette Peters

Alice (1990)

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults herbalist Dr. Yang, who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  William Hurt  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Alec Baldwin

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults herbalist Dr. Yang, who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  William Hurt  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Alec Baldwin

What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)

In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Frankie Muniz  •  Claire Bloom  •  Matthew Modine

In 1945, a young boy arrives in a small Georgia town on a bus from which his mother was abducted and murdered. Alone he sits quietly and everyone becomes convinced that he is deaf and mute. Deciding that silence offers some power and protection, the boy decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Kent Harrison
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Frankie Muniz  •  Claire Bloom  •  Matthew Modine

Heartbeeps (1981)

Two domestic robots fall in love and run off together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Randy Quaid  •  Christopher Guest

Two domestic robots fall in love and run off together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Arkush
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Randy Quaid  •  Christopher Guest

Sunday In the Park With George (1986)

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in "Sunday in the Park with George," book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Hughes
CAST:  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Barbara Bryne  •  Mary D'Arcy

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in "Sunday in the Park with George," book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Hughes
CAST:  Mandy Patinkin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Barbara Bryne  •  Mary D'Arcy

Cinderella (1997)

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Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Brandy Norwood  •  Whitney Houston  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Victor Garber

Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Brandy Norwood  •  Whitney Houston  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Victor Garber

Into the Woods (1991)

A collection of fairy tale characters head into the woods, and soon learn that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with it's original all-star Broadway cast. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chip Zien  •  Joanna Gleason  •  Tom Aldredge

A collection of fairy tale characters head into the woods, and soon learn that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with it's original all-star Broadway cast. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chip Zien  •  Joanna Gleason  •  Tom Aldredge

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010)

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

A Bing Crosby Christmas (1998)

The program on this DVD is basically a retrospective produced in the early 1990s for public television that was originally called «A Bing Crosby Christmas: Just Like the Ones You Used to Know» that was narrated by Gene Kelly and hosted by Bing's widow, Kathryn ...  (more)

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CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Kathryn Grant  •  Gene Kelly  •  Fred Astaire

The program on this DVD is basically a retrospective produced in the early 1990s for public television that was originally called «A Bing Crosby Christmas: Just Like the Ones You Used to Know» that was narrated by Gene Kelly and hosted by Bing's widow, Kathryn ...  (more)

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CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Kathryn Grant  •  Gene Kelly  •  Fred Astaire

Coming Up Roses (2011)

A drama centered on a former actress who subjects her 15-year-old daughter to a series of depressed small towns, money woes, failed love affairs, and bouts of depression.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Albright
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Rachel Brosnahan  •  Peter Friedman  •  Reyna de Courcy

A drama centered on a former actress who subjects her 15-year-old daughter to a series of depressed small towns, money woes, failed love affairs, and bouts of depression.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Albright
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Rachel Brosnahan  •  Peter Friedman  •  Reyna de Courcy

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Will Finn
CAST:  Lea Michele  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Dancy

Dorothy wakes up in post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Will Finn
CAST:  Lea Michele  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Hugh Dancy

Sleeping Beauty (1983)

A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Christopher Reeve  •  René Auberjonois

A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Christopher Reeve  •  René Auberjonois

Living Proof (2008)

Dr Dennis Slamon, an American oncologist, discovers a treatment that could possibly cure breast cancer without radiation or chemotherapy. He tries to look for ways to fund the medication.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Ireland
CAST:  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Regina King

Dr Dennis Slamon, an American oncologist, discovers a treatment that could possibly cure breast cancer without radiation or chemotherapy. He tries to look for ways to fund the medication.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Ireland
CAST:  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Amanda Bynes  •  Regina King

W.C. Fields and Me (1976)

In 1920s New York City, W. C. Fields is a successful headlining entertainer, but when his girlfriend leaves him and his broker loses his money, Fields begins anew in California. While working at a wax museum, Fields eventually lands a film role that ascends him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Jack Cassidy  •  Billy Barty

In 1920s New York City, W. C. Fields is a successful headlining entertainer, but when his girlfriend leaves him and his broker loses his money, Fields begins anew in California. While working at a wax museum, Fields eventually lands a film role that ascends him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Jack Cassidy  •  Billy Barty
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