Bernadette Peters will headline the Manhattan Theatre Club Winter Benefit this evening at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.
Peters is stepping in to replace the previously announced Kelli O’Hara. Due to a positive COVID diagnosis, O’Hara is unable to perform at the MTC benefit this evening. The festive evening will feature a cocktail reception, an elegant dinner, and an exclusive, one-night-only performance.
Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage, film and television, in concert, and on recordings. She has garnered numerous accolades including three Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, three Emmy and four Grammy Award nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Best known for her work on stage and one of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, Bernadette recently starred on Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the hit musical, Hello, Dolly!. Prior to that, she starred in City Center’s Encores! Production, A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim and orchestrations by Wynton Marsalis and on Broadway, in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Follies. Peter’s also performed in the 2022 London benefit Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends.
MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow said, “Bernadette is a legend in our industry and is one of our most beloved stars. I am so grateful that she was able to step in tonight. She has been a great friend to MTC since she and I worked together in 1982 on the MTC production of Sally and Marsha. Bernadette subsequently joined MTC’s Board of Directors and we are all honored that she is a treasured member of the MTC family.”
All proceeds from the winter benefit event support MTC in developing and presenting new work with the most exciting artists in a dynamic, supportive environment, as well as producing a diverse repertoire of innovative, entertaining, and thought-provoking plays and musicals by American and international playwrights each season. In addition, the event supports MTC’s renowned education program, which uses the power of live theatre and hands-on playwriting experiences to awaken minds, ignite imaginations, open hearts, and change lives.
Individual tickets for MTC’s Winter Benefit, including cocktails, dinner, and the show, are available for $3,000, $2,500, and $2,000. Tables of 10 are also available for $30,000, $25,000, and $20,000.