Peters appeared in the Lifetime television movie Living Proof, which was first broadcast on October 18, 2008. , Peters starred in the Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis staged concert revue titled A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair at New York City Center in 2013. Replacing Bette Midler, Peters began performances on January 20, 2018. Given birth to Bernadette Lazzara on Feb 28, 1948, in NEW YORK, she began performing and dance while a child, and had been an associate of Stars’ Collateral by age nine. She appeared as the sharp-tongued sister of Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) on the penultimate episode of the NBC series Will & Grace, "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin?" She visits the workshop and sings Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy) at the urging of the workshop cast. There are also a couple of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil rock tunes in which she sounds slightly trashy and out of her depth. In May 2006, she appeared in the movie Come le formiche (Wine and Kisses) with F. Murray Abraham, filmed in Italy, playing a rich American who becomes involved with an Italian family that owns a vineyard. Gieske, Tony. , Peters has a mixed-breed dog named Charlie. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them.  She made her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1996, devoting the second half to the work of Stephen Sondheim. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. She was one of the Honorary Chairs. The New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich called her performance "radiant". ... her voice – that mix of husky, sweet, rounded, vibrato-filled tones – induces a response that spans the emotional scale."  She first appeared on the New York stage at age 10 as Tessie in the New York City Center revival of The Most Happy Fella (1959).  On The Muppet Show, Peters sang the song "Just One Person" to Robin the Frog. ''It's like medicine. " In 2006, she participated in a reading of the Sondheim-Weidman musical Bounce. (2018).. , In a review of her 2002 Radio City Music Hall concert, Stephen Holden of The New York Times described Peters as "the peaches-and-cream embodiment of an ageless storybook princess... inside a giant soap bubble floating toward heaven. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Bernadette Peters’ voice has filled Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Sydney Opera House. ", In 2003, Andrew Gans wrote in Playbill.com of Peters' recording sessions for Gypsy: "What is it about her voice that is so moving? Take a visual walk through her career and see 8 images of the characters she's voiced and listen to 2 clips that showcase her performances.  She moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s to concentrate on television and film work..  The original title planned for the album was Decades. 02 November … I'm not sure I've ever experienced with such palpable force – or such prominent goose bumps – the sense of being present at an indelible moment in the history of musical theater. ", Peters returned to Broadway in the title role of the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly!  She made her professional stage debut the same month in This Is Goggle, a comedy directed by Otto Preminger that closed during out-of-town tryouts before reaching New York.  Peters was also nominated for a 2003 Daytime Emmy Award, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special, for her work in the 2002 made-for-television movie Bobbie's Girl. Andrew Gans of Playbill wrote, "Peters is able to choose from an expansive emotional palette to color the character, and her performance... is moving, humorous and ultimately spirit-raising". Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m) Related News. 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