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The famed singing actress joins Regis Philbin as co-host. Guests include Cameron Diaz and Orianthi; the program will also feature a firehouse cook-off.
"Live with Regis and Kelly" airs in the metropolitan New York City area on ABC-TV Channel 7 from 9-10 AM ET; check local listings.
The chat show — co-hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa — is executive produced by Michael Gelman and distributed by Disney ABC Domestic Television.
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, and she also recently celebrated the launch of her second children's book, "Stella Is a Star," for Blue Apple Books.