Patti Lupone - Broadway Star
After completing her training with the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School, Patti Lupone began her career as a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company playing a variety of leading roles, both on and off-Broadway and on tour throughout the United States. Her subsequent New York dramatic credits include Dario Fo's Accidental Death of An Anarchist; David Mamet's The Water Engine, Edmond and "The Woods;" and Israel Horovitz' "Stage Directions."
Miss LuPone's memorable performances on the New York musical stage include Vera Simpson in the City Center Encores! production of Pal Joey, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, (1988 Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination, Best Actress in a Musical), The Cradle Will Rock, Nancy in Oliver!, Evita (1980 Tony and Drama Desk Awards- Best Actress in a Musical), Working and Rosamund in The Robber Bridegroom (1976 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Best Featured Actress in a Musical).
Patti LuPone’s most recent New York stage appearances include critically acclaimed performances in the smash hit Broadway revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, as Mrs. Lovett in the concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, (which she subsequently performed at the Ravinia Festival and with the San Francisco Symphony, where it was filmed for its Emmy Award winning Great Performances telecast on PBS), in David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play Master Class and in her own concert Patti LuPone On Broadway, for which she won an Outer Critics Circle Award.
In London, she created the role of Fantine in the the RSC production of Les Miserables, a role she subsequently played on the West End. For that performance, as well as the reprise of her performance in the London production of The Cradle Will Rock, she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Miss LuPone created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1994 Olivier nomination, Best Actress in A Musical), and recreated her Broadway performance of Maria Callas in the West End production of Master Class.
More information on Patti LuPone’s website.