Bernadette Peters is an American singer, actress, and author. She worked in several musical, theatrical, television, and film in her over five-decade-long career. Peters is one of the highly applaud Broadway performers. She was a seven-time Tony Awards nominee and nine-time Drama Desk Awards nominee, having won two in the former and three in the latter. Bernadette Peters went to the stage as a child and was only 13 when she started working as an actress. Starting her television and film career 1970s, she rose to prominence for her performance on The Carol Burnett Show and The Muppet Show.
Early Life, Bio, And Family Of Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948. She was born in Ozone Park, Queens, New York as the youngest among the three children of Peter Lazzara and Marguerite Lazzara. Her father drove a bread delivery truck while her mother started a show business by putting her in a show named Juvenile Jury.
Peters has two siblings, sister Donna DeSeta, and a brother Joseph Lazzara. She attended Quintana’s School for Young Professionals. In 2002, Peters received an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University.
Bernadette holds American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is White.
Bernadette Peters' Career And Wiki
Bernadette Peters' mother first forced her to perform in a show named Juvenile Jury when she was just about three years old. Subsequently, she had appeared in Name that Tune and The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour when she was just 5. When she was about nine, she made her first professional stage appearance in This is Google.
Later, she was also seen in A Boy Called Ciske and Miracle in Orphanage in 1958. When she was 13, she was one of the blonde to be in the National Tour of Gypsy. In 1962 she recorded the first single song. Following her success in singing too, she played Lies1 in The Sound of Music.
After her graduation from high school, she was seen in the Penny Friend and Curley Mcdimple. In 1968 she performed as Ruby in Dames at Sea. She won a Drama Desk Award following her successful performance in Dames at Sea.
She also appeared in Dames at Sea (1966 version). She was awarded Tony Award for her performance in LaStrada, on the Town, Mabel Nomad, and Mack and Mabel. Throughout her, career, she was seen in almost 33 films or TV series.
Some of them are Annie, Alice, Pink Cadillac, The Jerk, Pennies from Heaven, The New Yorker, It Runs in the Family, Coming up Roses e.t.c. Her appearance in a drama was also notable. Some of them are Sally and Marsha, Sunday in the Park with George, Song, and Dance.
She also won the Drama Desk Award, ACE Award, Into the Woods, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, The Goodbye Girl, Annie Get Your Gun, Bounce, Love Letters, A little Night Music, Phoenix.
She has also made appearances in lots of TV Shows. Some of them are The Muppet Show, Ally McBeal. On The Muppet Show, The Tonight Show, Will, and Grace, Law, and Order: Special Victims Unit, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Bobbie’s Girl, Bombshell, and Smash.
Apart from that, Bernadette was also hosted shows like Academy Awards, Saturday Night Live. She also made a guest appearance on The Carol Burnett Show. She was honored with many awards like Golden Satellite Award, Emmy Award (nominee), Golden Globe Award (nominee).
Peters has also written two children’s books named Broadway Barks, and Stella Is a Star. The first one was about a dog while the other was about Peters’ pit bull. In 2005 she sang songs for children's books as well.
Bernadette Peters' Net Worth And Salary
Bernadette Peters' net worth is estimated to be $40 million at present. She is already in her 70s, however, she still finds her interest in television series and films.
She worked in Mozart in the Jungle from 2014-2018 while she worked in 9 episodes of The Good Fight from 2017-18 for which she got a good amount of salary for sure.
She is also working in the stage drama and some films as well which pays her well which has well contributed to her whopping net worth of $40 million.
The actress has also released a number of a book like Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again which is priced $13.77 for Hardcover on Amazon. Her many significant roles in both movies and Tv series played a major role to acc u mulate such a tremendous amount of net worth.
Bernadette Peters' Award And Achievements
Bernadette Peters has received many honorary awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987. She was named the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year in the same year.
Her other honors include the Sarah Siddons Award for outstanding performance in a Chicago theatrical production (1994 for The Goodbye Girl); the American Theatre Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City (1996), as the youngest person so honored; The Actors' Fund Artistic Achievement Medal (1999); an Honorary Doctorate from Hofstra University (2002); the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2002 and the National Dance Institute 2009 Artistic Honoree.
Bernadette Peters' Husband, Marriage, Relationship, And Children
As of 2019, Bernadette Peters is living a happy single life. She was previously married to Michael Wittenberg, an investment adviser. On 20 July 1996, Peters tied the knot with Wittenberg. The couple spent around a decade together as a husband-and-wife but they never gave birth to any child together. On September 26, 2005, Peters lost her husband Wittenberg in a helicopter crash in Montenegro while he was on a business trip.
Before Peters started her relationship with her late husband, she was in a long-term relationship with Steve Martin. The couple started dating in 1977 and dated approximately four years. Later she broke up with him.
Bernadette Peters' Age, Height, And Other Facts
Steve Martin stands at a medium height of 5' 3" (1.6 m) and weighs around 63 kg as of 2018. According to some reliable sites, Peters has a perfect body with an hourgla s s shape. Her body measures 38-26-37 inches (breast-waist-hip). Her bra size is 34D, her shoe size is 7, her dress size is 10, and her neck size is 9.1. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
As of 2019, Steve Martin is aged 71 years.
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by sushma, 14 Sep, 2021