John Dossett Praises Gypsy Co-Star Peters

Tony Awards   John Dossett Praises Gypsy Co-Star Peters John Dossett, who received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for his work as Herbie in the Sam Mendes-directed revival of Gypsy, has nothing but praise for his leading lady, Bernadette Peters.

At the May 14 Tony Awards Nominees Press Reception, Dossett had this to say about co-star and fellow Tony nominee Peters: “She’s a dream. I’ve been a New York actor for 25 years, and it just doesn’t get better than this. As talented as [Bernadette] is, she’s that nice.” When asked about how long he will stay in the musical, the actor joked, “My stock answer now is 16 years and then retire! I’m signed for a year, and we’ll see after that. I’m just having a great time.” Earlier this season Dossett starred as Dr. J. W. Talbot in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Dinner at Eight, and he spent last summer in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. His other theatrical credits include roles in Hello Again, An Almost Holy Picture, Tom Sawyer, Ragtime, Prelude to a Kiss, Mastergate, Fifth of July and King of Schnorrers. On screen the actor has been seen in "Nick and Jane," "That Night," "Longtime Companion," "Law & Order," "Hack," "Sex & the City," "Homicide," "Blue Moon," "Cracker Man," "JAG" and "Clover." Dossett is married to actress Michele Pawk, another 2003 Tony Award nominee, and the star of the upcoming Sondheim musical Bounce.

The Arthur Laurents-Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim musical Gypsy plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street.