The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Bernadette Peters

By Megan Dekic
28 Feb 2014



After a Tony-nominated turn in The Goodbye Girl, Peters appeared in 1999's Annie Get Your Gun. She starred as Annie Oakley opposite Tom Wopat as Frank Butler and Ron Holgate as Buffalo Bill.

The revival opened March 4, 1999, at the Marquis Theatre. Ben Brantley of the New York Times gave Peters a glowing review: "She seems to pull us all into a collective embrace with a mere catch in her voice or a hint of a tear, and there are moments when nothing seems to exist but the star, the song and the audience."

The show won two Tony Awards, Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Peters. It went on to play 1,045 performances; notable replacements in the role of Annie included Reba McEntire and Susan Lucci.

Read the Annie Get Your Gun Playbill here.

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