North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Bernadette Peters to perform Oct. 25 at North Central College

Published on 8/15/2012

Bernadette Peters returns to North Central College Oct. 25 to perform in Wentz Concert Hall.

Peters performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $125 and $100; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit

Throughout her illustrious career, Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and on recordings. One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Peters has won numerous accolades including two Tony Awards for best actress, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, three Emmy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently she appeared on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies” and “A Little Night Music.”

This season Peters received the Isabelle Stevenson Award, marking her third Tony Award, which acknowledges an individual from the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, “Song and Dance.” She earned her second Tony Award for her performance in “Annie Get Your Gun.”

While Peters is best known for her work in the theatre, her career also boasts an impressive list of television credits including guest starring roles on NBC’s new hit series “Smash,” ABC-TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ugly Betty” in addition to starring in Lifetime TV’s “Living Proof.”

Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated “Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein,” “Sondheim, Etc.: Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall” and “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight,” in addition to numerous Original Broadway Cast recordings.
Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Her “pet project” Broadway Barks, cofounded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area.

Her two children’s books, “Broadway Barks” (New York Times bestseller) and “Stella is a Star,” feature original songs written and performed by Peters. All of her proceeds benefit Broadway Barks.

Peters performed in 2006 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall.

Navistar is underwriting sponsor of North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season. The season is partially supported by USG Corporation, JPMorgan Chase and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

These upcoming performances are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).