Patti LuPone: BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL
Mark Cortale proudly presents the Legendary Two Time Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone in an all new solo show Don’t Monkey With Broadway with music director Joseph Thalken at the piano. This event launches launches the inaugural seasons of Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha’s Vineyard and will help raise funds for The Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Author of the New York Times bestseller, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, Miss LuPone will star in the new Scott Frankel world premiere musical WAR PAINT this summer at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago directed by Michael Greif. She recently starred at Los Angeles Operas new production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. She can be seen on the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Her most recent Broadway appearances include David Mamet’s The Anarchist and Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Other recent NY stage appearances include her debut with the New York City Ballet as Anna in their new production of The Seven Deadly Sins and her performance as Joanne in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Company. Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Performance of the Season for her performance as Madame Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, her other stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brechts Mahagonny, the world premiere of Jake Heggies opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco’s Baroque Philharmonia Orchestra, Mrs. Lovett in John Doyles production of Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre), the title role in Marc Blitzsteins Regina, a musical version of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes at the Kennedy Center, Fosca in a concert version of Passion, which was also broadcast on PBS Live From Lincoln Center, a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert Matters of the Heart, the City Center Encores! production of Can-Can, the NY Philharmonic’s productions of Candide and Sweeney Todd (NY Phil debut) and performances on Broadway in Michael Frayns Noises Off, David Mamets The Old Neighborhood, Terrence McNally’s Master Class and in her own concert Patti LuPone On Broadway.
Since 2000 shes appeared regularly at the Ravinia Festival. First in its Sondheim series when she starred as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Desiree in A Little Night Music, Fosca in Passion, Cora Hooper in Anyone Can Whistle, Madame Rose in Gypsy and in two different roles in Sunday in the Park with George. Her subsequent appearances there include a reprise of her performance in Heggie’s To Hell and Back, a concert performance of Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and starring in the title role in a concert production of Annie Get Your Gun.
A graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New Yorks Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company in which she toured the country for four years, her subsequent New York credits include Dario Fos Accidental Death of An Anarchist, David Mamet’s The Water Engine, Edmond and The Woods and Israel Horovitz Stage Directions and performances in the musicals Pal Joey for City Center Encores!, Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Cradle Will Rock, Oliver!, Evita (Tony and Drama Desk Awards- Best Actress in a Musical), Working and The Robber Bridegroom. In London, she won the Olivier Award for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in the Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. She also created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and recreated her Broadway performance of Maria Callas in Master Class.
Film: Union Square, Parker, City By The Sea, David Mamets Heist, State and Main; Just Looking, Summer of Sam, The 24 Hour Woman, Family Prayers, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness.
Television: Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, Law & Order: SVU, Glee, 30 Rock, PBS Great Performances The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace (as herself), PBS Great Performances Candide, Oz , the TNT film Monday Night Mayhem, PBS Evening At The Pops with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma, Falcone, Bonanno: A Godfathers Story (Showtime); Frasier (1998 Emmy nomination); Law & Order, An Evening with Patti LuPone (PBS), the NBC movie Her Last Chance, Showtimes ACE Award and Emmy nominated The Song Spinner (Daytime Emmy nomination, Best Actress), The Water Engine, L.B.J., AMCs Remember WENN and ABCs Life Goes On.
Recordings include: Far Away Places, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd (both the 2006 Broadway revival cast recording and 2000 live performance recording on NY Philharmonics Special Editions Label); and The Lady with the Torch. Click here for a complete list of recordings.