DIVA TALK: Bernadette Peters -- a Class Act at the Tonys

DIVA TALK: Bernadette Peters -- a Class Act at the Tonys BERNADETTE PETERS
Okay, I know I'm a bit biased, but wasn't Bernadette Peters the classiest presenter on the Tonys this year? All right, Julie Andrews, Dixie Carter and Mary Tyler Moore are class acts too, but there's something about Peters that sets her apart from the rest. Aside from looking great in her brown dress, which was designed by Donna Karan, Peters possesses a warmth that infects all that she does. Combine that with her many talents, an unerring sense of style and her infectious humor, and you can understand why she is such a Broadway favorite. So, let's hope BP "gets her gun" and returns to the theatre next season in the Irving Berlin classic (Annie Get Your Gun), as the Weissler's are planning. It's been too long (1993) since she's brightened up The Great White Way.

Until that happens, though, BP's multitude of fans will have to content themselves with an appearance on the "Tom Snyder Show" on CBS June 18. The show airs in L.A. at 9:30 PM and in New York at 12:30 AM. Peters will also appear in concert at Los Angeles's Universal Amphitheatre on June 20. While in L.A., Peters will sing on KTLA Morning News on June 17, and she will be a guest on the Michael Jackson Radio Show (not the Michael Jackson) on June 17 at 11:15 AM. The show is broadcast on KABC radio. And, lastly, Peters is scheduled to tape a segment on the "RuPaul Show," which will be aired this summer--date to be announced.