From Mabel to Momma Rose, Celebrating the Stage Work of Bernadette Peters

Photo Features   From Mabel to Momma Rose, Celebrating the Stage Work of Bernadette Peters
 
We look back at some of the Tony-winning actor's greatest roles.
Bernadette Peters in Song and Dance.
Bernadette Peters in Song and Dance. Kenn Duncan / The New York Public Library

Bernadette Peters made her New York theatrical debut at the age of ten, playing the role of Tessie in a City Center revival of The Most Happy Fella. She won Tony Awards for her performances in musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Song & Dance) and Irving Berlin (the revival of Annie Get Your Gun), and ahas lso created leading roles in musicals by Jerry Herman (Mack & Mabel) and Marvin Hamlisch (The Goodbye Girl). Peters is, perhaps, most associated with the work of Stephen Sondheim, having offered performances in five Broadway musicals that boast lyrics and/or music by Sondheim: model/mistress Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, a wise, but crooked-fingered Witch in Into the Woods, the indomitable stage mother Rose in Gypsy, the captivating actress Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music and, most recently, Sally Plummer Durant in Follies.

Flip through the photos of her career below:

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