At age five, appeared on "Juvenile Jury" and "The Horn & Hardart Children's Hour"
New York stage debut in "The Most Happy Fella"
Toured in "Gypsy"; understudied the role of Dainty June; played a Hollywood Blonde in production numbers; first professional collaboration with Stephen Sondheim
Moved to NYC at age 17 to pursue a stage career
Appeared in the off-Broadway shows "The Penny Friend" (1966) and "Curly McDimple" (1967)
Broadway debut, understudied lead role in "The Girl in the Freudian Slip"
Made actual Broadway performing debut in "Johnny No-Trump"
Played featured role of Josie Cohan in short-lived musical "George M!" opposite Joel Grey
Part in the pre-Broadway tour of "A Mother's Kisses" was written out
Landed star-making role in off-Broadway production of "Dames at Sea"
First starring role on Broadway in "La Strada"; musical closed on opening night
Appeared in the out of town tryout of "W.C.," a musical biography of W C Fields
Recreated her stage role of Josie Cohan in the NBC telecast of "George M!"
Co-starred in the revival of "On the Town"; garnered first Tony nomination
Supported Carol Burnett in the CBS telecast of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress"
Film acting debut, "Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies"
Co-starred as silent screen actress Mabel Normand opposite Robert Preston as Mack Sennett in the Jerry Herman musical "Mack and Mabel"
Appeared in the film biography "W C and Me"
Cast in starring role as Charlotte Drake on sitcom "All's Fair" (CBS)
Netted first Emmy nomination for an appearance on the syndicated "The Muppet Show"
First screen collaboration with Steve Martin, "The Jerk"
Played featured role in the NBC miniseries "The Martian Chronicles"
Appeared in one of her best screen roles as the schoolteacher girlfriend of Steve Martin in Herbert Ross' "Pennies from Heaven"
Landed rare non-musical stage role in off-Broadway play "Sally and Marsha"
Played the role of Lily in John Huston's film version of "Annie"
Starred with Mandy Patinkin in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Sunday in the Park with George"
Won Tony Award for role of Emma in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Song and Dance"; Peters appeared alone onstage in the first act
Recreated stage role of Dot in TV version of "Sunday in the Park with George" (Showtime)
Reteamed with Sondheim and Lapine for the stage musical "Into the Woods," based on fairy tales; Peters portrayed the Witch
Made dramatic acting debut in the ABC TV-movie "David," playing the mother of a boy set on fire by his father
Starred in the Merchant-Ivory production "Slaves of New York"
Cast as the leading lady to Clint Eastwood in "Pink Cadillac"
Portrayed televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (opposite Kevin Spacey) in the NBC biopic "Fall From Grace"
Recreated stage role of the Witch in PBS TV version of "Into the Woods"
Played supporting role in the feature "Impromptu," directed by James Lapine
Provided voice of Rita the cat on "Steven Spielberg Presents the Animaniacs"
Starred in ill-fated musical version of "The Goodbye Girl"; played opposite Martin Short
Solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall (December); concert was recorded
Played the Wicked Stepmother in ABC remake of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Voiced character of Sophie in the animated feature "Anastasia"
Made Australian concert debut
Appeared as an overprotective Jewish mother in the independent feature "Let It Snow" (formerly "Snow Days"); premiered at Sundance; released theatrically in 2001
Headlined a revival of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun"; won second Tony award
Starred in the PBS special "Bernadette Peters in Concert," filmed in London
Occasionally filled in as guest co-host on "Live With Regis"
Landed recurring role on Fox's "Ally McBeal"; received Emmy nomination
Starred opposite Rachel Ward, playing a lesbian couple who adopt a child in "Bobbie's Girl"
Co-starred in the TNT production "Prince Charming"
Portrayed Michael Douglas' wife in the film "It Runs in the Family," co-starring Kirk Douglas
Undertook role of Mama Rose in Broadway revival of "Gypsy," staged by Sam Mendes
Guest starred as Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) sister on NBC's "Will & Grace"
Landed recurring guest role as magazine mogul Jodie Papadakis on ABC's "Ugly Betty"
Starred in the Broadway revival of "Follies"
Guest starred on NBC's "Smash" as the mother of aspiring theater star Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty)