To call Patti LuPone
a Broadway legend is somewhat of an understatement. EVITA
, SUNSET BOULEVARD
, SWEENEY TODD
and LES MISÉRABLES
, LuPone has played lead female roles in each of these renowned Broadway shows. She most recently starred on Broadway in the musicals WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
. In addition, LuPone has won just about every performance award out there, including several Grammy®, Tony®, Drama Desk, Olivier and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work on and off-Broadway and on London’s West End.
LuPone’s career, which also includes several film and television credits, began after she completed training with the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School and became a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company. She hasn’t stopped working since. Her resume reads like an encyclopedia of notable stage and screen productions from the 20th century.
LuPone currently stars in a new concert on Broadway called “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” which pairs her with her EVITA
co-star and longtime friend. The pair is also taking the concert on tour this spring. Her recent stage credits include a debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht’s Mahagonny
, Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle’s award-winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD
, 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
. Her most recent CD is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches
, a digitally remastered recording from soundboard tapes of her now-legendary 1980 nightclub act which she performed during her Broadway run in EVITA
For her Holland Center concert, LuPone will perform her show titled “The Gypsy in My Soul” with piano accompaniment. The evening will feature songs associated with her
Broadway career from such shows as GYPSY
, ANYTHING GOES
, as well as some of her personal pop favorites and some cabaret classics. Tickets for Patti LuPone Friday, February 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. start at $35 and can be purchased at TicketOmaha.com
or by calling 402.345.0606.