Patti LuPone is nothing short of a musical theatre legend. She is perhaps best known for her Tony-winning performance as Eva Peron in the 1979 Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical Evita, in which she belted out such beloved songs as "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." Shortly thereafter, in 1985, she traveled to London's West End and received critical acclaim and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performances in The Cradle Will Rock and the original production of Les Miserables, in which she created the role of tortured prostitute and social pariah Fantine, memorably debuting the now-standard song "I Dreamed a Dream." In 1987, she returned to New York City, where she starred in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Anything Goes. Her Drama Desk Award-winning portrayal of nightclub singer Reno Sweeney remains one of her most beloved performances to date.
In 1993, LuPone once again teamed up with Andrew Lloyd Webber in London to create the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. In 1995, she created her first one-woman Broadway show, Patti LuPone on Broadway, for which she won an Outer Critics Circle Award. In 1996, she was hand-selected to replace Zoe Caldwell in Terrence McNally's Master Class, playing the famous opera diva Maria Callas and transferring with the show to the West End. LuPone's next major Broadway turn was in the revival of Noises Off, opposite Faith Prince and Peter Gallagher, after which she began regularly performing at Chicago's Ravinia Festival, starring in concert performances of Sweeney Todd, Passion, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy, and Sunday in the Park with George.
Audiences welcomed LuPone back to Broadway in John Doyle's innovative Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd; she starred as Mrs. Lovett (opposite Michael Cerveris' Sweeney Todd) and, along with the rest of the actors, also played some of her own accompaniment (on the tuba and the orchestra bells). She received a Tony nomination for her fine performance. Soon after, she starred as Rose in a 2007 City Center Encores! production of Gypsy, and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the 2008 Broadway revival. In 2010, LuPone created the role of Lucia in the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the Pedro Almodovar film of the same name. She was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2011, she played the role of Joanne (singing the song "Ladies Who Lunch") in a the four-night concert production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, starring Neil Patrick Harris.
In late 2011, LuPone signed on to take her successful concert tour with on- and off-stage friend Mandy Patinkin to Broadway for a 63-performance run. An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin marks their first reunion since their Tony-winning performances together in Evita. Get your Patti LuPone tickets today to see this stage superstar live!