Pre-FOLLIES, Bernadette Peters Launches Concert Tour Through March 25th02/11/2011, BWW News Desk
Bernadette Peters, who just finished her well-received run as Desiree in the revival of A Little Night Music on January 9th, won't be taking too much downtime between projects. Although she will be appearing in the Kennedy Center's Follies beginning in May, the much honored actress is offering concerts in seven locations across the country through the end of March.
Finishing in the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on March 25th, the concert tour began in Jacksonville on January 19th. Peters offered a myriad of songs that highlighted her extensive Broadway career, as well as additional selections such as the oft-covered "Fever", made famous by Peggy Lee.
The dates as announced are as follows:
February 11-12: McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts; Palm Desert, CA
February 13: California Theatre of the Performing Arts; San Bernardino, CA
February 14: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino; Reno, NV
March 5: The Performing Arts Center; Purchase, NY
March 12: Lied Center For Performing Arts; Lincoln, NE
March 19: TCC Music Hall; Tucson, AZ
March 25: Paramount Theatre; Austin, TX
Bernadette Peters is the recipient of two Tony Awards®, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards® and three Emmy nominations. She received Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for Song and Dance and a second Tony Award® for Annie Get Your Gun. She received Tony® nominations for Gypsy, The Goodbye Girl, Sunday in the Park with George, Mack & Mabel, and On the Town. Other Broadway credits include Into the Woods, La Strada, George M!, Johnny No-Trump, and The Most Happy Fella.
In addition to numerous original Broadway cast recordings, Ms. Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy®-nominated Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein; I'll Be Your Baby Tonight and Sondheim Etc: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall. Her television credits range from performing arts specials such as PBS' Evening at Pops and The Kennedy Center Honors to appearances in variety shows such as The Carol Burnett Show and an Emmy-nominated performance on The Muppet Show. She appeared in the star-studded Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic performance of Sondheim: A Birthday Concert, which was filmed for PBS's Great Performances series and will air later this year. She also played an opera diva-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown in Terrence McNally's The Last Mile, both for PBS's Great Performances series. Other television credits include the wicked stepmother in Cinderella with Brandy and Whitney Houston, guest-starring roles on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty, the Lifetime movie Living Proof, PBS's Hey Mr. Producer!: The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh, and FOX's hit TV series Ally McBeal for which she received an Emmy nomination. Among her numerous film credits are Pennies From Heaven (Golden Globe Award), The Jerk, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie, Annie, Pink Cadillac and the soon-to-be-released Coming Up Roses.
She added author and songwriter to her roster of achievements with her debut children's book Broadway Barks, a New York Times best seller, and the just-released Stella Is a Star! It has been announced that Peters will star as Sally Durant Plummer in the upcoming Kennedy Center production of Follies.
For more information, visit bernadettepeters.com.