Patti LuPone Biography (1949-)

Born April 21, 1949, in Northport, Long Island, NY; daughter of Orlando Joseph (a school administrator) and Angela Louise (a college library administrator; maiden name, Patti) LuPone; married Matt Johnston (a camera operator), December 12, 1988; children: Joshua Luke. Addresses: Agent: InternationalCreative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; InnovativeArtist, 235 Park Ave. South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003.; Manager: VikingEntertainment, 445 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011.; Contact: 40 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019; Meadowlark Productions, LayZLay Records, P.O. Box 2520,New Preston, CT 06777.

Actress, singer
Birth Details
April 21, 1949
Northport, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Title role, Iphigenia, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1970
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Lady Teazle, The School for Scandal, The Acting Company, Good Shepherd Faith Church, New York City, 1972
  • Kathleen, The Hostage, The Acting Company, Good Shepherd Faith Church, 1972
  • Natasha, The Lower Depths, The Acting Company, Good Shepherd FaithChurch, 1972
  • (Broadway debut) Irina, The Three Sisters, The Acting Company, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Lucy Lockit, The Beggar's Opera, The Acting Company, Billy Rose Theatre, 1973
  • Lizzie, Next Time I'll Sing to You, The Acting Company, Billy RoseTheatre, 1973
  • Rosamund, The Robber Bridegroom, The Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Prince Edward, Edward II, The Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, 1975
  • Kitty Duval, The Time of Your Life, The Acting Company, Harkness Theatre, 1975
  • Genevieve, The Baker's Wife, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1976
  • Ruth, The Woods, St. Nicholas Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1977
  • Rita and Lily La Pon, The Water Engine, Plymouth Theatre, New YorkCity, 1978
  • Call girl, Working, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Monagh, Catchpenny Twist, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1979
  • Eva Peron, Evita, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, then Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA, later Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Rosalind, As You Like It, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN,1981
  • Ruth, The Woods, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Moll, The Cradle Will Rock, The Acting Company, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Edmond's wife, Edmond, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1983
  • Cleo, America Kicks up Its Heels, Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Stars of Broadway, Colonie Coliseum, Albany, NY, 1983
  • Nancy, Oliver!, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Reporter, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Fantine, Les miserables, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre Centre, London, 1985
  • Moll, The Cradle Will Rock, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1985
  • Henry IV, Part I, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 1985
  • Reno Sweeney, Anything Goes, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1987
  • Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1992
  • Company the Original Cast in Concert, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1992-1993
  • Vera Simpson, Pal Joey, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Patty LuPone on Broadway, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Jolly, The Old Neighborhood, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Sweeney Todd, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1999-2000
  • Patti LuPone "Matters of the Heart", Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2000-2001
  • Dottie Otley, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City,2001
  • Also appeared as Raina, Arms and the Man, Harkness Theatre; Bianca, Women Beware Women; Hyacinthe, Scapin; and in Stage Directions, all produced in New York City; also appeared in Measure for Measure and The Count of Monte Cristo; and Runt of the Litter,MCC Theater.
  • Major Tours
  • Eva Peron, Evita, U.S. cities, 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Libby Thatcher, Life Goes On (also known as Glenbrook), ABC, 1989-1993
  • District attorney Francesca Gold, a recurring role, Falcone, 2000
  • Stella Coffa, a recurring role, Oz, HBO, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Miss C. Canzinarra, Bonanno: A Godfather's Story, Showtime, 1999
  • Movies
  • Narrator, Piaf, 1984
  • Lady Bird Johnson, LBJ: The Early Years, NBC, 1987
  • Rita Lang, "The Water Engine," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1992
  • Zantalalia, The Song Spinner, Showtime, 1995
  • Joanna Saxen, Her Last Chance (also known as The Morning After and A Daughter's Courage), NBC, 1996
  • Emmy Cosell, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT, 2002
  • Pilots
  • The Family Brood, CBS, 1998
  • Good Guys, Bad Guys, NBC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Gabby Giordano, "Dueling Divas," Life Goes On, ABC, 1991
  • Voice of Pam, "Dinner at Eight," Frasier, NBC, 1993
  • CBS Sunday Morning, CBS, 1995
  • Grace Cavendish, "There But for the Grace," Remember WENN, AMC, 1996
  • Ruth Miller, "Homesick," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Ruth Miller, "Navy Blues," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • Aunt Zora, "Beware of Greeks," Frasier, NBC, 1998
  • "A Review to Remember," Encore! Encore!, NBC, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1998
  • Alice Dupree, "Thief of Hearts," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001
  • Specials
  • Kitty Duval, "The Time of Your Life," American Playhouse, PBS, 1976
  • Command Performance: The Stars Salute the President, 1981
  • Linda Tidmunk, Cowboy Joe, ABC, 1988
  • Grammy Living Legends, CBS, 1989
  • ABC Fall Preview, ABC, 1989
  • The House I Live In (also known as In Performance at the WhiteHouse), PBS, 1990
  • The 14th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the PerformingArts, CBS, 1991
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1992
  • "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall," Great Performances, PBS, 1993
  • An Evening with Patti LuPone, PBS, 1997
  • Colm Wilkinson Sings Music from Les Miz, Phantom, Evita, and Much Morewith Special Guest Patti LuPone, PBS, 1997
  • Interviewee, Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star (documentary), Artsand Entertainment, 1997
  • The Singer and the Song: In Performance at the White House, PBS, 1999
  • John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank McCourt and Patti LuPone, PBS, 2000
  • Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd in Concert: The Demon Barber of Fleet Streetin Concert, PBS, 2001
  • Intimate Portrait: Kellie Martin (documentary), Lifetime, 2002
  • Also appeared in "The Cradle Will Rock," American Playhouse, PBS.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 34th Annual Tony Awards, 1980
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992
  • The 52nd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • King of the Gypsies, Paramount, 1978
  • Lydia Hedberg, 1941, Universal, 1979
  • Lisa D'Angelo, Fighting Back (also known as Death Vengeance), Paramount, 1982
  • Cat's Eye, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985
  • Elaine, Witness, Paramount, 1985
  • Wanda Valentini, Wise Guys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • Florine Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Aunt Nan, Family Prayers, Arrow Releasing, 1993
  • Joan Marshall, 24-Hour Woman, Artisan Entertainment, 1998
  • Sylvia, Just Looking (also known as Cherry Pink), Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Van Klerk, Bad Faith (also known as Cold Blooded), Bedford,1999
  • Helen, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Sherry Bailey, the mayor's wife, State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences), Fine Line, 2000
  • Betty Croft, Heist (also known as Le vol), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Sandy, The Victim, Reel Lies, 2001
  • Maggie, City by the Sea, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Albums
  • Patti LuPone Live, RCA Victor, 1993
  • Heatwave: Patti LuPone Sings Irving Berlin, Philips, 1995
  • Also appears on Evita (original Broadway cast recording), MCA, 1979; Les miserables (original Broadway cast recording), David Geffen, Co., 1987; Forbidden Broadway, Volume 2, DRG, 1991; and The Best of Broadway, Rhino, 1995.

Further Reference


    • New York Times, January 24, 1988
    • Opera News, November, 1999, pp. 46
    • Time, February 24, 1998, pp. 69
    • Variety, November 24, 1997, pp. 72

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