Bernadette Peters These Days

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on March 8, 2013
SMASH -- "The Workshop" Episode 107 -- Pictured: Bernadette Peters as Leigh Conroy -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC)

What’s up these days with Bernadette Peters?
—Dave Garcia, Metamora, Ill.

The two-time Tony Award winner, 65, who was born in Queens, N.Y., performs solo concerts, has completed the movie “Coming Up Roses,” and has the recurring TV role of Broadway legend Leigh Conroy on the NBC series “Smash.” She has written two children’s books, based on her own dogs, with the proceeds benefiting Broadway Barks, an animal charity event that that she co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore. Later this year, you can hear Peter as the voice of Glinda the good witch in the animated movie “Dorothy of Oz.”