Playbill Poll: Which Cast Member from the Original Into the Woods Should Appear in the Film? Readers Respond
11 Aug 2013
William Cortez-Statham: Bernadette. Obvi. Casey Cheyenne Greenwood: Bernadette Peters, of course! She's a legend! You can't have Into the Woods without her involved somehow! Jamie Rogers: Bernadette Peters as Cinderella's mother in the tree! @BwayBabz: obviously @OfficialBPeters!! Was hoping she'd be the voice of the Giantess... Will Nunziata: Bernadette Peters voicing the "moo's" of Milky White.
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters, known for her starring turns in Stephen Sondheim musicals, was the most popular choice on Facebook and Twitter for a cameo appearance in the film adaptation of Into the Woods. It only seems right that Peters, whose portrayal of the Witch in the original production is nothing short of iconic, would make an appearance in the film. Our readers suggested roles such as Cinderella's Mother, the voice of the Giant and the voice of Milky White, but we're not picky! We think that she'd be great in any role, and we'd love to hear her sing "Children Will Listen" once again — possibly over the credits?