STAGE TUBE: Happy Birthday, Patti LuPone!
Happy Birthday to everyone's favorite Broadway diva, Patti LuPone! Click below to watch highlights from her prolific career!
LuPone's performance career has spanned 30 years and partnerships with such luminaries as Mandy Patinkin, David Mamet, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. The powerhouse performer recently won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League's Best Actress in a Musical Award for her role as Mama Rose in the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of the Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy.
LuPone's other recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; the world premiere of Jake Heggie's new opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle's award-winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (a role which garnered her Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical and a Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre); a critically-acclaimed performance as Fosca in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, which was also broadcast on PBS' Live From Lincoln Center; and a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert "Matters of the Heart." She most recently returned to Broadway in The Anarchist.
LuPone's extensive Broadway resume also includes: An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Children And Art, Anything Goes, Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Patti LuPone on Broadway, Company, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Oliver!, Evita, Working, The Baker's Wife, The Three Sisters, The Time of Your Life, Edward II, The Robber Bridegroom, Next Time I'll Sing to You, Scapin, Measure for Measure, The Beggar's Opera, and Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard and The Cradle Will Rock in the West End.
Her off-Broadway and regional credits include Regina, Sunday in the Park with George, Candide, Can-Can, Runt of the Litter, Pal Joey, America Kicks Up Its Heels, Edmond, The Woods, Catchpenny Twist, The Water Engine, The Lower Depths, The Hostage, Women Beware Women and The School for Scandal, among many others.