Summertime Entertainment has announced that Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters’ voice will be heard in their 3D CG animated feature Dorothy of Oz as Glinda, the powerful sorceress who once granted Dorothy Gale’s wish to go back to Kansas.
“To have Bernadette Peters as Glinda is such a treat,” said Will Finn, one of the film’s directors. “She epitomizes the character who is known by Oz fans worldwide to have a very caring and generous heart.”
“Glinda and I have the same heart and soul,” Peters agreed during a recent EPK shoot in Los Angeles, joking, “Her hair has a mind of its own like mine!”
Peters will sing a duet on the film’s soundtrack with “Glee’s” Lea Michele, who stars as Dorothy. Peters recently guest starred in NBC’s hit series Smash, as the mother of Megan Hilty, the show’s co-star as well as the film’s China Princess. Hilty, who is no stranger to Oz, also played Glinda on Broadway’s Wicked.
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