Broadway Star Patti LuPone answers your questions about a life in show biz!

11/28/2012

Contributed by Lindsay Hahnes

Meet Patti LuPone during a Q&A session on Monday, Dec 10th at 4pm in Hoerner Theatre of Dillingham Center.

 

Author of the NY Times best-selling autobiography, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, Ms. LuPone is currently co-starring with Debra Winger in David Mamet’s new prison drama The Anarchist.  In 2008 she swept the theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by the show’s author, Mr. Laurents. 

Recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht’s Mahagonny (the CD recording of that production recently won two Grammy Awards for Best Classical Recording and Best Opera Recording), the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s new opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle’s award winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations – Best Actress in a Musical; Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre), the title role in Marc Blitzstein’s Regina, a musical version of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, a critically acclaimed performance as Fosca in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, which was also broadcast on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center, and a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert Matters of the Heart. She has also performed Matters of the Heart internationally, including runs at Australia’s Sydney Festival and London’s Donmar Warehouse Theatre. Her CD recording, based on this concert, was named one of 1999’s best recordings by both The Times of London and Time Out/New York.

Ms. LuPone can also be seen in numerous films, including Spike Lee’s Summer of Sam and in numerous TV shows including 30 Rock, Glee, and Law & Order.  Her voice can be heard in many cast recordings such as Sweeny Todd, Pal Joey, Sunset Boulevard and her own concerts.

This Q&A is free and open to the campus community.  For further information or individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations contact Belinda McGill at bmcgill@ithaca.edu or 607-274-1388.

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