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- Younger sister of casting director Donna DeSeta
- Created the roles of Dot in "Sunday in the Park with George", Mabel Normand in "Mack and Mabel" and The Witch in "Into the Woods" in the original Broadway productions.
- Has won two "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" Tony awards for "Song and Dance" and "Annie Get Your Gun."
- Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre
- Has two siblings, Joseph and Donna.
- Awarded the President's Award at the 11th Annual 'Mr. Abbott' Awards Dinner.
- Is the youngest performer to be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
- Co-hosted Tony awards telecast with Gregory Hines, June 2002.
- Is a member of the MTC Board of Directors.
- Was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.
- Her father Peter Lazzaro drove a bread truck.
- Of Italian descent, she changed her last name to Peters (after her father's first name) to avoid being typecast in stereotypical Italian roles. (mafia, mobsters etc.)
- Measurements: 35C-23-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Has won two Tony awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1986 for "Song and Dance" and in 1999 for a revival of "Annie Get Your Gun." In addition, she has received five other Tony nominations: one as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) in 1972 for a revival of "On the Town;" and four other Best Actress (Musical) nominations: in 1975 for "Mack and Mabel;" in 1984 for "Sunday in the Park with George," a performance she recreated in the television version with the same title, Sunday in the Park with George (1986) (TV); in 1993 for "The Goodbye Girl;" and in 2003 for a revival of "Gypsy."
- Aunt of Tian DeSeta.
- Her husband, Michael Wittenberg died in a helicopter crash in Montenegro, Europe on September 26, 2005. An investment advisor, he was reportedly on a business trip.
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