Patti LuPone

Born Apr 21, 1949

Patti Ann LuPone is an American singer and actress, known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Perón in the 1979 stage musical Evita and for her Olivier Award-winning performance as Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables.

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1949 Birth LuPone was born April 21, 1949, in Northport, New York, on Long Island, the daughter of Angela Louise (née Patti), a college library administrator, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, a school administrator. … Read More


LuPone began her professional career with The Acting Company in 1972 and made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters in 1973. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old She made her Broadway debut in the play The Three Sisters as Irina in 1973. … Read More
1976 27 Years Old In 1976, producer David Merrick hired LuPone as a replacement to play Genevieve, the title role of the troubled pre-Broadway production of The Baker's Wife. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old In 1978, she appeared in the Broadway musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Working, which ran for only 24 performances.


1979 30 Years Old In 1979 LuPone starred in the original Broadway production of Evita, the musical based on the life of Eva Perón, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and directed by Harold Prince. … Read More
1984 35 Years Old 1 More Event
The production premiered at The Acting Companys summer residence at Chautauqua Institution, toured the United States, including an engagement at the Highland Park, Illinois' Ravinia Festival in 1984, and played London's West End. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old For her work in both The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, LuPone received the 1985 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
1987 38 Years Old She returned to Broadway in 1987 to star as nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old LuPone is married to Matthew Johnston. The couple were wed on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center on December 12, 1988, after filming the TV movie LBJ; Johnston was a cameraman. … Read More


1993 44 Years Old In 1993, LuPone returned to London to create the role of Norma Desmond in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi Theater. … Read More
1994 45 Years Old Her live performance of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" at the Grammy Awards was released on the 1994 album Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume IV. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old In November 1995 LuPone starred in her one-woman show, Patti LuPone on Broadway, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. … Read More


2001 52 Years Old In November 2001, she starred in a Broadway revival of Noises Off, with Peter Gallagher and Faith Prince. … Read More
2005 56 Years Old She returned to Broadway in October 2005, to star as Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle's new Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old In August 2006, LuPone took a three-week leave from Sweeney in order to play Rose in Lonny Price's production of Gypsy at Ravinia. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
She starred alongside Audra McDonald in the 2007 Los Angeles Opera production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and won two Grammy Awards for the 2008 recording, for Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording. … Read More


2009 60 Years Old The recording of the Los Angeles Opera production of Kurt Weill's opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, featuring McDonald and LuPone, won two Grammy Awards, for Best Opera Recording and Best Classical Album in February 2009. … Read More
2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2010, LuPone appeared in a three-day run of Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, in which she played the title role opposite Patrick Cassidy, at the Ravinia Festival, directed by Lonny Price.
2011 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, LuPone played the role of Joanne in a four-night limited engagement concert production of Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical Company at the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Sondheim expert Paul Gemignani. … Read More
In the fall of 2012 LuPone appeared with Debra Winger in David Mamet's new play The Anarchist. … Read More
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
LuPone appeared in the 2013 film Parker, an action-thriller.
2015 66 Years Old In 2015, she appeared in several episodes of the Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful as a cantankerous yet powerful white witch.
2016 67 Years Old 1 More Event
She returned to the show in 2016 in the role of Dr. Seward, an alienist aiding Eva Green's character. … Read More
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