Watch 8 Iconic Bernadette Peters Performances
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters – seven-time Tony Award nominee and two-time winner – is coming to the UK as part of her latest concert tour, performing at London’s Lyceum Theatre on June 10. Get psyched by revisiting some of the musical theatre icon’s incredible performances.
Peters originated the part of the Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” In her big Act II number “Last Midnight”, she challenges her fellow fairy tale characters to face reality.
Another great Peters-Sondheim collaboration was “Sunday in the Park with George.” Here, in a previous London concert appearance, she gives a stirring rendition of “Move On.”
“Some Enchanted Evening” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” is a gorgeous fit for Peters’s vocal prowess and lush romanticism.
Peters also has the delicious ability to comically vamp up a number – before, naturally, blowing the roof off the place. This “Broadway Baby” at the Royal Festival Hall is a classic.
Move over, Mandy Patinkin: Peters’ greatest leading man might have been Kermit the Frog, in this adorable visit to “The Muppet Show.”
Peters won her first Tony Award for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s “Song and Dance.” “Unexpected Song” encapsulates the sheer wonder of love.
Peters picked up another Tony nomination for her revelatory take on the ultimate stage mother in “Gypsy” – and gave a dazzling “Rose’s Turn” at the 2003 ceremony.
Sondheim himself accompanies Peters in a heart-rending performance of “Send In the Clowns” from “A Little Night Music.”