Bernadette Peters to perform

Broadway star has two Oregon shows set for October

By Jenny Wasson / The Bulletin

With a career that spans more than five decades, the illustrious Bernadette Peters is one of the biggest names of stage and screen. Winner of three Tony Awards, Peters is especially known for her interpretation of Stephen Sondheim's works.

Oregonians will get a chance to hear the best of Broadway when Peters performs two concerts: Oct. 27 at the Craterian Theater at The Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford, and Oct. 28 at the Hult Center in Eugene.

Peters began performing at age 3. According to the Craterian's playbill, she made her Broadway debut in 1967 in “Johnny No Trump.” She has been nominated for seven Tony Awards for acting, including for her roles in “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Song & Dance,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Gypsy.” In 2012, she also received an honorary Tony Award for her work with Broadway Barks!, an organization she co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore that promotes the adoption of shelter animals.

The upcoming concerts will feature Broadway hits from her extensive songbook, including music by Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more. According to the Los Angeles Times, “There are singers and there are actresses; there are entertainers and there are stars. And then there is Bernadette Peters.”

Tickets for the Medford concert range from $76 to $88, plus fees, depending on seat location. To purchase tickets, visit www.craterian .org or 541-779-3000. Tickets for the Eugene concert range from $39 to $75, plus fees. Tickets are available at www.hultcenter.org or 541-682-5000.