Creator: Bernadette Peters
The multitalented Bernadette Peters is an American actress, singer, and children's book author. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theater, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two (plus an honorary award), and nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards.Regarded by many as the foremost interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondheim, Peters is particularly noted for her roles on the Broadway stage, including in the musicals Mack And Mabel, Sunday In The Park With George, Song And Dance, Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun, The Goodbye Girl, and Gypsy.
- The Witch in Into the Woods.
- The eponymous character, as well as another Princess named Debbie, in Faerie Tale Theatre's Sleeping Beauty.
- Sophie in Anastasia.
- The Wicked Stepmother in the Wonderful World of Disney production of Cinderella.
- Circe in a TV adaptation of The Odyssey.
- Rita in Animaniacs.
- Lily St. Regis in Annie (1982)
Tropes that apply to Bernadette Peters include:
- Acting for Two: She played two princesses in Faerie Tale Theatre, as mentioned above.
- Beauty Inversion: As the Witch in Into the Woods.
- Buxom Is Better
- Celebrity Voice Actor: In addition to the roles mentioned above, she also voiced Angelique in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Glinda the Good Witch in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
- Fiery Redhead
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have
- Large Ham: At her hammiest as the aforementioned witch.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Older Than They Look: It has become a bit of a joke on Broadway that she doesn't age. You'd never guess that she was 50 in this video.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Despite playing villainous roles such as the Wicked Stepmother and Lily St. Regis, she is a nice, articulate, and down-to-earth person.
- Special Guest: In The Muppet Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and Saturday Night Live, among others.
- What Could Have Been: Would have voiced Betty Boop in an animated movie that MGM ultimately shelved.