BWW TV TONYS 2008: Patti LuPone on her Tony win for Best Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone won the 2008 Tony Award for her performance as "Mama" Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents landmark musical Gypsy, directed by the show's author, Mr. Laurents, currently at the St. James Theatre. She shared the joy of winning with BroadwayWorld.com's Eddie Varley and special Tony Night 2008 correspondent Laura Bell Bundy, star of the hit musical, Legally Blonde.
She has brought her special brand of "star quality" to shows such as Evita, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Oliver!, Les Miserables, Anything Goes, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd. The roles of Eva Peron, Reno Sweeney, Norma Desmond, and Mrs. Lovett have all lead her to her current triumph as Mama Rose.
Producers Roger Berlind, The Routh Frankel Baruch Viertel Group, Roy Furman, Debra Black,Ted Hartley, Roger Horchow, David Ian,Scott Rudin and Jack Viertel present a new Broadway production of the great American musical Gypsy, starring Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Gypsy reunites LuPone with co-stars Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti. Directed by multiple Tony Award winner and author of the musical Arthur Laurents, Gypsy began preview performances on Monday, March 3, 2008 and opened on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44 Street).
About the Tony Awards:Marking 62 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards were broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, Sunday, June 15th 2008. The 2008 Tony Awards were presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. www.tonyawards.com
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