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VIDEO: On This Day, April 21- Happy Birthday, Patti LuPone!

Patti LuPone is a two-time Tony Award winner who is best known for acclaimed performances in Evita, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, and many, many more.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 21- Happy Birthday, Patti LuPone!

On this day we celebrate the birthday of two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone!

Patti LuPone was born on April 21, 1949. After making her way through the Julliard School of Drama and years spent touring with The Acting Company, Patti earned her first Tony nomination for her role in The Robber Bridegroom.

LuPone's breakout role was in the 1979 Original Broadway Production of the musical Evita, where she played Eva Peron. LuPone earned her first Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for this role.

Following Evita, LuPone starred in many on and off Broadway productions, including the 1984 revival of Oliver! In 1985, LuPone traveled overseas to London where she starred in the Original West End Production of Les Miserables as Fantine, which earned her the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

LuPone returned to Broadway in 1987 to star as Reno Sweeney in the Broadway Revival of Anything Goes. Her role earned her the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and a nomination for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

LuPone starred as Mrs. Lovett in the 2005 Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd and as 'Mama' Rose Hovick in the 2008 Broadway Revival of Gypsy, which earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

LuPone recently returned to Broadway as Joanna in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company. She previously played that role on the West End in 2018, where she earned the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

On the film and television side, LuPone has had many roles during her career. She's had roles in films such as Driving Miss Daisy in 1989, Family Prayers in 1993, Heist in 2001, and Last Christmas in 2019. LuPone also starred on the ABC television series Life Goes On from 1989-1993 as well as the Netflix series Hollywood, in addition to numerous guest-starring roles on shows like Frasier, Oz, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Glee, Girls, Penny Dreadful, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Pose. It was recently announced that Patti has been tapped to lead the new HBOMax series, OK Boomer.



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