Manhattan Theatre Club honored three-time Tony recipient Bernadette Peters at its 2018 fall benefit gala November 19.
Peters, most recently on Broadway in a critically acclaimed stint as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, joined the MTC Board in 1982 after starring in the theatre company’s production of Sally and Marsha.
Richard Maltby Jr., who directed Peters in Song and Dance, helmed the evening, which included tributes from Broadway favorites Joel Grey, Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, and more. The event featured lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Dan Gerhard, and musical direction by Marvin Laird with stage management from James Fitzsimmons and Jereme Kyle Lewis.
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Photos: Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2018 Fall Benefit honors Bernadette Peters
Peters received both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance. She earned her second Tony for her work in Annie Get Your Gun. She also received Tony nominations for her performances in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy (as Rose), Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl, Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George, the Jerry Herman-Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel, and the Leonard Bernstein-Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition to these honors, Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal of the Witch in Into the Woods.