33 Facts About Patti LuPone

1. Patti LuPone had some words regarding Glenn Close, who is currently appearing in Sunset Boulevard, explaining, "I originated the [Boulevard] role so I don't think I need to see it.

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2. Patti LuPone performs regularly in her solo shows Matters of the Heart ; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ; and The Lady With the Torch [89] which sold out at Carnegie Hall.

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3. Patti LuPone was part of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, [7] which included actors Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stiers.

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4. Patti LuPone congratulated Lloyd Webber on Wednesday's 30th anniversary of "The Phantom of the Opera", and they chatted privately for a few minutes.

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5. Patti LuPone was born in Northport, Ny, and went on to graduate from the Juilliard School.

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6. Patti LuPone is one of Broadway's all-time superstars and an American actress.

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7. Patti LuPone has won a Tony Award for her performance in Evita in 1979.

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8. Patti LuPone brought the house down and got most people to stand up and applaud her after she sang a grand version of the song, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", from the musical, Evita.

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9. Patti LuPone recently ended a run of nearly a year as Mama Rose in a Broadway revival of Gypsy, receiving the 2008 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for best actress in a musical, and the Drama League Award for distinguished performance.

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10. Patti LuPone received another Tony award nomination on her behalf function of Lucia in the 2010 production called "Females on the Verge of a Anxious Breakdown".

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11. In 1979, Patti LuPone played the function of Eva Peron in the Broadway play known as "Evita" and on her behalf function in it, she was awarded the Tony Award for Greatest Celebrity in a Musical.

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12. In 1972, Patti LuPone started her performing work when she made an appearance in a few plays with the Performing Company.

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13. Patti LuPone began her professional career with the The Acting Company in 1972 and made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters in 1973.

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14. Patti LuPone has a long association with playwright David Mamet, beginning with his play The Woods, staged in Chicago, and, most recently, the Broadway production of The Anarchist (2012), opposite Debra Winger.

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15. In 1999 Patti LuPone released Matters of the Heart, her first in-studio, as opposed to live, recording.

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16. In 1979 Patti LuPone created the role for which she remains best known, that of glamorous Argentine ruler Eva Peron in Evita, a musical written by hit Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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17. In 1979 Patti LuPone won the role that thrust her into the national spotlight: that of the Argentine first lady Eva Peron in Evita, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

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18. Patti LuPone was a member of the troupe for several years.

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19. Patti LuPone wrote a memoir recounting her life and career from childhood to the present, which was released in September 2010.

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20. Patti LuPone appeared as herself in the season two finale of the television series Glee.

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21. Patti LuPone had a recurring guest role as Frank Rossitano's mother on 30 Rock.

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22. Patti LuPone played Libby Thatcher on the television drama Life Goes On, which ran on ABC from 1989 to 1993.

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23. Patti LuPone generates more raw excitement than any other performer on the Broadway and cabaret axis, with the possible exception of Liza Minnelli.

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24. Patti LuPone performs regularly in her solo shows Matters of the Heart; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda; and The Lady With the Torch which sold out at Carnegie Hall.

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25. In September 2017, it was announced that Patti LuPone would star as Joanne in the 2018 London revival of Company alongside Rosalie Craig as Bobbie in a gender-swapped production directed by Marianne Elliot.

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26. In 2017, Patti LuPone originated the role of Helena Rubinstein in the musical War Paint on Broadway, after performing the role in the summer of 2016 in the musical's world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

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27. In 2011, Patti LuPone played the role of Joanne in a four-night limited engagement concert production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company at the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Paul Gemignani.

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28. In 1979 Patti LuPone starred in the original Broadway production of Evita, the musical based on the life of Eva Peron, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and directed by Harold Prince.

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29. Patti LuPone finds conflicting layers of past and present selves in practically every line.

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30. In 1972, Patti LuPone became one of the original members of The Acting Company, formed by John Houseman.

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31. Patti LuPone was part of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, which included actors Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stiers.

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32. Patti LuPone is of Italian descent, and from a Catholic family.

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33. Patti LuPone began her professional career with The Acting Company in 1972 and made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters in 1973.

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