1999 Tony Winner: Bernadette Peters (Leading Actress, Musical, Annie Get Your Gun)

Tony Awards   1999 Tony Winner: Bernadette Peters (Leading Actress, Musical, Annie Get Your Gun)
 
Bernadette Peters, a Tony Winner for playing sharpshooter Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, is no stranger to the Tony Awards.

Bernadette Peters, a Tony Winner for playing sharpshooter Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, is no stranger to the Tony Awards.

She won the Best Actress (Musical) Tony in 1986, for playing Emma in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, and has a clutch of nominations, for Sunday in the Park With George, The Goodbye Girl, Mack and Mabel and On the Town.

Filling the shoes of Ethel Merman, who originated the role of Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Peters feasts on Irving Berlin's comic songs, ballads and duets (with fellow Tony nominee Tom Wopat): "Old Fashioned Wedding," "I Got Lost in His Arms," "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly," "You Can't Get a Man With a Gun," "Moonshine Lullaby" and more.

The ageless Peters, known for her striking china-doll features and girlish voice (even with a 1948 birthdate), still possesses a powerhouse voice, as heard on her Grammy-nominated albums, "Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall" and "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight."

A Queens, NY, native, Peters has appeared Off-Broadway, on TV and in the films "Alice," "Silent Movie," "The Jerk" and "Pennies From Heaven," among others.

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