Bernadette Peters born Bernadette Lazzara; February 28, is an American actress, singer and children's book author. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two plus an honorary award , and nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards. Peters first performed on the stage as a child and then a teenage actor in the s, and in film and television in the s.
Bernadette Peters has dedicated nearly a quarter of a century to advocating for rescue animals through Broadway Barks. On Sunday, the star is hosting Broadway Barks Across America, a virtual animal adoption event, featuring a star-studded list of performances. We began to think about who else we could help.