Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters

Highest Rated: 86% Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997)

Lowest Rated: 0% Heartbeeps (1981)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1948

Birthplace: Ozone Park, New York, USA

Instantly recognizable for her curly red hair and porcelain doll features, Bernadette Peters was already a seasoned theater actress when she broke through with 1968's "Dames at Sea." Her critical triumphs as the star of a series of stage musicals earned her multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, and she earned an amazing track record with acclaimed turns in "Song and Dance," "Sunday in the Park with George," "Into the Woods," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Gypsy" and "A Little Night Music," earning a reputation as the premier interpreter of Stephen Sondheim. Romantically linked to Steve Martin for several years, Peters achieved great success onscreen as well, starring in Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie" (1976), the comedy classic "The Jerk" (1979), "Annie" (1982) and "Pennies from Heaven" (1981), winning a Golden Globe for the latter. Gifted with impeccable comic timing, a powerful voice, and a unique charisma, Peters became one of musical theater's most loved and recognizable ambassadors, appearing in many variety shows, tributes and filmed performances that increased mainstream interest in theater. Even audiences resistant to Broadway's charms could appreciate Peters in popular roles such as the sorceress Circe in "The Odyssey" (NBC, 1997) or as Brandy's wickedly bitchy stepmother in "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" (ABC, 1997). Working steadily and to enormous acclaim across the entire entertainment spectrum, Bernadette Peters was universally hailed as one of the greatest musical theater performers of all time, if not the all-time greatest.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 88% The Broken Hearts Gallery Eva Woolf (Character) $4.1M 2020
16% 68% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Glinda (Voice) $8.5M 2014
17% 62% Coming Up Roses Diane (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 74% Living Proof Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 58% The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Sue (Voice) - 2003
29% 28% It Runs in the Family Rebecca Gromberg (Character) $7.4M 2003
No Score Yet 81% Bobbie's Girl Bailey Lewis (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 46% Prince Charming Margo / Titania (Character) - 2001
53% 63% Snow Days Elise Ellis (Character) $20.6K 1999
86% 74% Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Cinderella's Stepmother (Character) - 1997
13% 55% Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Angelique (Voice) - 1997
86% 77% Anastasia Sophie (Voice) $58.4M 1997
No Score Yet 60% The Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 88% What the Deaf Man Heard Helen Ayers (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 83% Holiday in Your Heart Faith Shawn (Character) - 1997
76% 72% Impromptu Marie D'Agoult (Character) $128.6K 1991
No Score Yet 94% Into the Woods Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Best Year Jane Murray (Character) - 1990
50% No Score Yet Fall From Grace Tammy Faye Bakker (Character) - 1990
75% 57% Alice Muse (Character) $6.8M 1990
21% 25% Pink Cadillac Lou Ann McGuinn (Character) $11.8M 1989
22% 68% Slaves of New York Eleanor (Character) $294.4K 1989
No Score Yet 92% David Marie Rothenberg (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 50% Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown (Character) - 1983
57% 69% Annie Lily (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulips Rutanya Wallace (Character) - 1981
82% 65% Pennies From Heaven Eileen (Character) - 1981
0% 23% Heartbeeps Aqua (Character) - 1981
81% 84% The Jerk Marie Kimble Johnson (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 58% W.C. Fields and Me Melody (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 14% Vigilante Force Little Dee (Character) - 1976
80% 72% Silent Movie Vilma Kaplan (Character) - 1976
79% 75% The Longest Yard Miss Toot (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies Allison (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet George M! Josie Cohan (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2020
79% 88% Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Deb (Guest Star) 2020
91% 77% Katy Keene Ms. Freesia (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018
96% 79% The Good Fight Leonore Rindell (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2015
94% 91% Mozart in the Jungle Gloria (Character) 2018 2016 2014
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2015 2012 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 74% Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Guest 2014
67% 78% Smash Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2008-2011
97% 86% Ugly Betty Jodie Papadakis (Guest Star) 2009
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
86% 90% Boston Legal Judge Marianna Folger (Guest Star) 2007
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Stella Danquiss (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Gin (Guest Star) 2006
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
93% 94% Frasier Rachel (Guest Voice) 2001
50% 82% The Closer Victoria Sherwood (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Martian Chronicles Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1977-1978 1974-1975 1969-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet All's Fair Charley Drake (Character) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Show Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odyssey Unknown (Character)

QUOTES FROM Bernadette Peters CHARACTERS

The Witch says: Careful the things you say, children will listen.

The Witch says: Some of us don't like the way you've been telling it.

Sophie says: Isn't it romantic? It's a perfect ending.

Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna says: No. It's a perfect beginning.

Glinda says: My, but you're...silly.

Jester says: It's a costume, isn't it? It's my curse. Literally. I can't take this off ever.

Glinda says: Dorothy will stop you.

Jester says: Aren't I quivering!

Sophie says: I will ask very hard questions.

Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna says: No. My heart can't take it anymore. I will see no more girls claiming to be Anastasia.