After a two-show day, Broadway’s pet-owning performers love nothing more than coming home to their number one fan: a loyal four-legged friend. In honor of the annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event, coming up on July 9 in Shubert Alley, we're asking stage stars to show their puppy—and kitty!—love by telling us all about their furry pals. Event co-founder Bernadette Peters gets us started.
BERNADETTE PETERS, co-founder of Broadway Barks
What is your pet’s name and breed?
Stella, pit bull (I also have Kramer, a “Heinz 57 Variety” dog.)
How did your pet get its name?
From A Streetcar Named Desire: “Stella!”
What is your pet’s favorite pastime?
Does your pet know any tricks?
Many. She is very smart and learns things in about 20 minutes. The last thing was a double high-five.
What’s the funniest thing your pet has done?
Sometimes she sleeps with her head in her food bowl, dreaming of food!
What’s the naughtiest thing your pet has done?
She jumps up and eats the apples off my apple tree.
Do you look like your pet?
I would like to think so, but she looks more like Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Keep checking back for more pet profiles from your favorite stars.