Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara in New York)
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters won Tony Awards for her roles
in Song and Dance (1985) and in the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your
Gun. Her numerous other Broadway credits include starring roles in
Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Gypsy.
Peters entered show business at the age of three and had appeared
on “Juvenile Jury” and “Name That Tune” before her sixth birthday
and by the age of nine, she was a member of the Actors Equity
union. Peters made her Broadway debut as an understudy for a
1967 production of The Girl in the Freudian Slip.
Bernadette Peters dated actor and The Jerk co-star Steve Martin from 1977