Patti Ann LuPone (born April 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, who is best known for her work in stage musicals. She has won two Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Olivier Awards. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.LuPone began her professional career with The Acting Company in 1972 and made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters in 1973. She received the first of seven Tony Award nominations for the 1975 musical The Robber Bridegroom. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Eva Perón in the 1979 original Broadway production of Evita. She played Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables and Moll in The Cradle Will Rock, winning the 1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in both. She won a second Tony Award for her role as Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy and a second Olivier Award in 2019, winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her role as Joanne in the West End revival of Company.Other stage musical performances include her Tony-nominated role as Reno Sweeney in the 1987 Broadway revival of Anything Goes, her Olivier-nominated role as Norma Desmond in the 1993 original production of Sunset Boulevard in London, her Tony-nominated role as Mrs. Lovett in the new 2005 Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, her Tony-nominated role as Lucia in the 2010 original Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and her Tony-nominated role as Helena Rubenstein in the 2017 original Broadway production of War Paint. She also won two Grammy Awards for the recording of the 2007 Los Angeles Opera production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in categories of Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording.On television, she starred in the drama series Life Goes On (1989–1993) and received Emmy Award nominations for the TV movie The Song Spinner (1995) and her guest role in the sitcom Frasier (1998). She also had recurring roles in two Ryan Murphy FX series, the thriller American Horror Story: Coven (2013–2014) and the drama Pose (2019), as well as on Murphy's Hollywood on Netflix. She guest starred in Penny Dreadful (2014–2016) before returning in a lead role. She voices the character Yellow Diamond in the animated series Steven Universe (2013–2019) and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future (2019–2020). She also appeared on The CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Rabbi Shari (2017). Her film appearances include Witness (1985), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), State and Main (2000), Parker (2013), and The Comedian (2016). LuPone has a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and she is famous for her strong/high "Broadway" belt singing voice. In a 2008 interview, she maintained that she was "an actor who sings", and thankful she "had a voice".
LuPone is married to Matthew Johnston. The couple's wedding ceremony was on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center on December 12, 1988, after filming the TV movie LBJ; Johnston was a cameraman. They have one child. The family resides in Edisto Beach, South Carolina and Kent, Connecticut.
LuPone was born on April 21, 1949, in Northport, New York, on Long Island, the daughter of Angela Louise (née Patti), a library administrator at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, a school administrator and English teacher at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington, Long Island. Her great-great aunt was 19th-century opera singer Adelina Patti. Her older brother Robert LuPone is a Tony-nominated actor, dancer, and director who originated the role of Zach, the director, in A Chorus Line. Robert's fraternal twin brother, William, followed in his parents footsteps, earning a degree in Library Science, followed by a career in teaching, as well as a career in the Vermont Army National Guard, including a deployment to Afghanistan, and retiring as a Master Sergeant. LuPone is Italian-American and Roman Catholic.LuPone was part of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division (1968–1972: Group 1), which also included actors Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stiers. She graduated from Juilliard in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
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The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America
An all-star livestream benefit performance of scenes from Angels in America in support of amfAR’s Fund to Fight COVID-19.
Patti LuPone: Live From the West Side
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Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
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Cliffs of Freedom
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Steven Universe Future
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Steven Universe: The Movie
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American Horror Story
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Portraits in Dramatic Time
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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert
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Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
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Passion (Live from Lincoln Center)
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The Tony Danza Show
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Broadway's Lost Treasures II
The annual Tony Award broadcast provides the only filmed record of Broadway's best for audiences to experience as if they were front-row-center on opening night. This second compilation of great musi...
Broadway's Lost Treasures
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City by the Sea
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Monday Night Mayhem
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert
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Bonanno: A Godfather's Story
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Will & Grace
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An Evening with Patti LuPone
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The Rosie O'Donnell Show
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Her Last Chance
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The Song Spinner
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Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall
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Life Goes On
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LBJ: The Early Years
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Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta
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CBS News Sunday Morning
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panic grips California after the attack on Pearl Harbor, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.
The Time of Your Life
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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