"Sooner or Later" - Bernadette Peters
July 16, 2007
We ran across this video recently - a wonderful performance by Bernadette Peters. When I was a teenager, she played a curly-headed, beautifully figured, free spirit on the TV show All's Fair. When I was in college, she won a Tony for playing the only role in the first half of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance. There are very few people I have wanted to be, but she was one of them.
Here she is singing Stephen Sondheim's, Oscar-winning song "Sooner or Later" from the movie Dick Tracy* (sung by Madonna in the movie). From Bernadette Peter's introduction:
In this movie, this song is sung by a blond bombshell. Not me. Although we both have religious names.
(I'm amazed the dress stays on!)
* Warren Beatty originally wanted Bob Fosse to direct, but Fosse turned him down. [From IMDB trivia]