The Skin Sense Award Gala 2009 is scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. The evening, which includes dinner, the awards and Peters' performance, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. The Skin Sense Award Gala honors those "who have played a pivotal role in educating the public about the importance of sun protection at a time when skin cancer is increasing at epidemic rates." Proceeds fund The Skin Cancer Foundation's national public education campaign focusing on prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
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 Pierre Hotel in New York City is located at Fifth Avenue at 61st Street.
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