Michael “Mike” Figgis (born 28 February 1948) is an English film director, writer, and composer. Leaving Las Vegas earned Figgis Academy Award nominations for Best Directing and Best Screenplay, creating star turns for Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue.
Bernadette Peters (born Bernadette Lazzara on February 28, 1948) is an American actress, singer and children’s book author from New York City. Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically-acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and eight Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards.