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by BWW News Desk
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will perform at the Scottsdale Cultural Council's annual ARTrageous gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 p.m. at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. She will be accompanied by her longtime arranger and musical director, Marvin Laird, and an eight-piece orchestra. Proceeds benefit Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).
One of Broadway's brightest stars, Bernadette Peters is particularly renowned as an interpreter of works by celebrated composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. She recently starred in the critically acclaimed production of Follies after a highly successful run at the Kennedy Center. Prior to that, she starred in the Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music opposite Elaine Stritch.
Peters received both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award in 1986 for her critically acclaimed performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Song and Dance. In 1999, she earned her second Tony Award, her third Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her portrayal of Annie Oakley in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun.
A performer of amazing versatility, Peters has acted in many films and received the Golden Globe Award for her memorable performance in Pennies from Heaven. She also boasts an impressive list of television credits, including appearances on Will & Grace, Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Smash, to name just a few. In addition to numerous Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast albums, Peters has recorded six solo albums.
Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, in addition to her "pet project," Broadway Barks, which she co-founded with her friend Mary Tyler Moore to promote the adoption of shelter animals. At the 2012 Tony Awards, she received the honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award for her humanitarian and charitable work.
ARTrageous concert tickets are available for $125 through (480) 499-TKTS (8587). A limited number of tickets to the gala dinner, concert and pre- and post-show receptions also are available for $350, or with premium seating for $500. Additional information is available at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org.
ARTrageous is made possible by presenting sponsors Tiffany & Bosco, P.A.; Great American Title Agency, Inc.; and Abbot Downing.