Peters and Blonsky Guest on "Ugly Betty" Jan. 8

News   Peters and Blonsky Guest on "Ugly Betty" Jan. 8 Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, whose recent TV credits include "Grey's Anatomy" and the Lifetime film "Living Proof," returns to the small screen Jan. 8 in a new episode of ABC's "Ugly Betty."
Bernadette Peters in
Bernadette Peters in "Ugly Betty" Photo by Patrick Harbron/

In an episode titled "Dress for Success," Peters plays editor Jodie Papadakis. Other guest stars for the hour-long program include Grant Bowler as Connor Owens, Sarah Lafleur as Molly, Nikki Blonsky as Teri, Thomas Sadoski as Ryan the caterer and Elaine Kussack as Mrs. Bowen.

In "Dress for Success," press notes state, "Betty juggles work and family without much success as she struggles to impress her idol, Jodie Papadakis, the editor running YETI. Things go from bad to worse when she encounters Teri, an assistant at ELLE magazine, just as the long-running Mode/ELLE rivalry heats up."

"Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Eric Mabius as Daniel Meade, Tony Plana as Ignacio, Ana Ortiz as Hilda, Ashley Jensen as Christina, Becki Newton as Amanda, Mark Indelicato as Justin, Michael Urie as Marc, Judith Light as Claire Meade and Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. Rebecca Romijn is a recurring guest star as Alexis Meade.

"Ugly Betty" airs 8-9 PM ET on ABC-TV; check local listings. This episode of "Ugly Betty" will be available on ABC.com for on-line viewing beginning Jan. 9.

Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed production. She won her two Tonys for her performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and she has also starred on Broadway in Mack & Mabel, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, The Goodbye Girl and the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Peters' newest live recording, "Sondheim, Etc., Etc.—Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It)," is available on the Angel Records label. Masterworks Broadway has also released a "Legends of Broadway" CD celebrating her theatrical career. Peters' screen credits are numerous. For more information visit http://abc.go.com/primetime/uglybetty.

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