The Los Angeles Times reports that Peters will guest star on an upcoming episode of the hit ABC series "Ugly Betty." Peters will play a magazine mogul named Jodie Papadakis. Betty (America Ferrera) and Marc (Michael Urie) will compete for an editor-in-training program that will be headed by Peters' character. A January 2009 air date is likely.
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.
The award-winning ABC-TV series "Ugly Betty," which is broadcast Thursdays at 8 PM ET, is now filming its episodes in New York.
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