Showtune Sunday: Wishing a happy 73rd birthday to Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
It’s hard to believe that ageless Broadway legend Bernadette Peters turns 73 years young today.
She is so sexy and talented and she has a Broadway resume that is beyond compare including revivals of Hello, Dolly!, Follies and A Little Night Music for which she got raves. Her other stage triumphs includes Sunday in the Park With George (Tony nomination), Annie Get Your Gun (Tony win), Gypsy (Tony nod), Song and Dance (Tony win), and Into the Woods(Drama Desk nomination). She was also Tony nominated for The Goodbye Girl, On the Town, and Mack & Mabel.
She’s also a beloved gay icon who I had the thrill of interviewing in the fall of 2008. I asked her why the gays have loved her for so much for so long.
“I always say they have great taste,” she joked. “They just recognize when something is going on, they recognize truth. Growing up feeling like an outsider, their souls and emotions are more developed. They have an ultra-sensitivity and that’s why they love show business.”
Here are some of my favorite Bernadette performances ever: