Melissa Peterman Returns to Host 10th Annual Make-up Artists, Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Melissa Peterman (Photo by Kate Romero, provided by MUAHS)

Actress and comedian Melissa Peterman (Reba, Young Sheldon) will return to host the 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) Awards, presented by HASK Beauty.

Known for playing “Barbara Jean” on Reba and “Brenda Sparks” on CBS’ #1 comedy, Young Sheldon, Peterson will bring her humor and talent to the star-studded MUAHS awards gala, honoring outstanding achievements of both make-up artists and hair stylists in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. The event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, co-produced by IngleDodd Media and Honeysweet Creative.

IATSE Local 706 President Julie Socash made the announcement with a statement, saying, “We are so excited Melissa Peterman will be back with us for our 10th anniversary. She is such an amazing person and so talented can’t wait to laugh and have fun with her again this year.”

Peterman is the executive producer and host of the game show Person, Place or Thing on FOX First Run and has co-starred with Lacey Chabert in the Christmas Movie Haul Out the Holly on the Hallmark Channel and will reunite with Reba McEntire in The Hammer, which will air on Lifetime in 2023.

Her first televised comedy special, Melissa Peterman: Am I the Only One?, aired on CMT, and she has hosted several competition shows, including Fox’s Punchline, CMT’s The Singing Bee, ABC Family’s Dancing Fools, and ABC’s Bet on Your Baby. She competed in Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America and Fox’s 25 Words or Less. She recently created, produced, and co-starred in a pilot Valerie’s Hot Dish for the Food Network with Valerie Bertinelli and Nicole Sullivan and is a guest co-host on Access Live and Daily POP.

Her additional television credits include playing “Bonnie Wheeler” in the People Choice Award-winning Freeform series Baby Daddy, acting as executive producer/star of CMT’s Working Class, Retired at 35, Surviving Suburbia, Rita Rocks, Just Shoot Me, Cedric, American Dad, and Disney’s Sydney to the Max, and Dusty Peacock.

Peterman made her feature film debut in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning Fargo. Other film credits include 40 Is the New Dead, Here Comes the Boom, and Dirty Politics. She has toured with Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, George Strait, and Lee Ann Womack.

A long-standing guest of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Melissa has hosted the Sing-A-Long Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl since 2004. She also hosts the LA Phil’s annual Holiday Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

As previously announced, Steve La Porte, Oscar® and Emmy®-winning make-up artist best known for his work on Beetlejuice, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, and Terminator 2 & 3; and Josée Normand, Emmy-winning hair stylist known for her work on Star Trek: Voyager, Die Hard, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Fred C. Blau Jr., Emmy®-winning make-up artist considered the expert on blood effects and tattoo artistry by his colleagues and best known for his work on The Illustrated Man, Tattoo, Apocalypse Now, and Planet of the Apes, joins Judy Crown, Emmy-winning hair stylist best known for her work on major TV series including Seinfeld, Houdini, Geppetto, Murphy Brown, and Moonlighting, as recipients of the esteemed Vanguard Awards.

The Distinguished Artisan awards will be announced at a future date.

Further inquiries regarding the MUAHS Awards should be directed to Sue Cabral-Ebert at [email protected].