The Iconic Patti LuPone Wraps up the 2024 Festival

February 9, 2024

Broadway favorite Patti LuPone will bring the Festival to a close with her one-woman show, Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes, on Sunday, May 12, at 4 pm in Miller Auditorium.

Born in Northport, Long Island, LuPone trained at The Juilliard School. Her breakout role came in 1979 at age 30 when she originated the role of Eva Perón in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita on Broadway. Her performance earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, solidifying her as one of Broadway’s brightest stars. LuPone’s rendition of Don’t Cry for Me Argentina remains legendary. She has starred in numerous productions, including Les Misérables, Anything Goes, and Gypsy, where she portrayed the formidable Mama Rose and won her second Tony Award in 2008. LuPone has won a Grammy Award for Best Classical Album for the recording of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and she has garnered acclaim for roles in films including Witness and Driving Miss Daisy and on television shows including Oz and American Horror Story

Beyond her achievements as an actress, LuPone is revered for her dedication to preserving the integrity of live theater. She has an unwavering commitment to her craft, is a staunch advocate for the arts, and continues to inspire aspiring performers worldwide. 

A Life in Notes chronicles the actress’s professional journey via song, storytelling, and anecdotes, sharing the triumphs, challenges, and unforgettable moments that have shaped her as an artist. We hope you make plans now to enjoy her magnetic presence and powerful voice, as she delivers a mesmerizing performance celebrating her passion for the stage. Buy your tickets today.

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