Bernadette Peters is a multitalented celebrity who is equally popular among fans of film, theatre, music, and books. She over 50 years of work in these various industries has made her a well-known celeb.
Peters has also established herself an established children's book author who has donated a huge chunk of her earnings from her books to charity. In addition to this, her theatre credits have made her a favourite for critics.
Bernadette Peters has a net worth of around $40 million as of March 2020. According to The Richest, she was worth $1.2 billion in 2012.
Her net worth is thanks to her work as a singer, actress and author. Additionally, she also has earned a decent amount from her work on theatre and Broadway.
Peters is a huge earner, and she earns anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000 a week from acting on Broadway alone.
Similarly, her yearly earnings are also incredibly high; in fact, she earns $6.47 Million per year as per various online sources.
As an actor, she has worked on some box office hits like Silent Movie and has raked in millions from the box office over the years.
|Year||Box Office Collection||Source|
|1981||$2.4 million||Pennies from Heaven|
|2014||$20.1 million||Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return|
|2003||$8.2 million||It Runs in the Family|
|1989||$463,972||Slaves of New York|
|1974||$190.3 million||The Longest Yard|
Peters is not only an established actor on the big screen, but she is also equally famous for her work on TV. She started her career on TV with the show The Kraft Music Hall in 1969. In the same year, she made appearances on the sketch show The Carol Burnett Show.
Later she worked on TV movies like Paradise Lost and George M!. Then she did a few minor roles on various TV series before joining the cast of All's Fair. The rend followed as after leaving the show, she once again jumped from role to role before getting a regular voice role on Animaniacs.
Similarly, her appearances on Ally McBeal and Bobbie's Girl got her Emmy award nominations. Due to her increasing popularity, she also made cameo appearances on Will & Grace, starring Debra Messing and Eric McCormack.
She diversified her TV roles and also made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, starring alongside Mariska Hargitay on the Dick Wolf created the show.
Some of her more recent works include Ugly Betty, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Mozart in the Jungle, The Good Fight etc.
Peters has a published book called Dewey Doo-it Helps Owlie Fly Again, the revenue of the book was donated to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. In addition to donating the proceeds of her books, she has also used her singing talents to raise money for charity.
She performed a “Special Concert for Broadway Barks Because Broadway Cares” in New York that raised over $615,000 for two charities, Broadway Barks and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Her love for animals and passion for animal rights is also well documented as she received the Brooke Astor Award for her work as an animal activist. She has also adopted more than 2,000 pets to help the cause.
Bernadette Peters was born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948, in New York City, the U.S, to Peter Lazzara and Marguerite Maltese. She has 2 siblings Donna DeSeta and Joseph Lazzara. She went to the Quintano School for Young Professionals and John Adams High School.
Peters was married to Michael Wittenberg, but their marriage tragically ended when Wittenberg passed away in a helicopter crash in Montenegro.
Before this, she dated Steve Martin from 1977, and their relationship lasted around 4 years.