At the event, Lincoln Center Chairman Frank A. Bennack, Jr. will present the Lincoln Center Laureate Award to Samuel A. DiPiazza "for his generous support of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and his longstanding commitment to the performing arts in New York," according to press notes. DiPiazza has been CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited since 2002. LuPone's ties to Lincoln Center began with her training at Juilliard and include concert versions of the Stephen Sondheim musicals Passion and Sweeney Todd and performances of Candide with the New York Philharmonic. She also was Tony-nominated for her performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at the Vivian Beaumont Theater; she also performed a one-night-only concert version of Annie Get Your Gun at that same theatre.
LuPone recently played Mrs. Lovett (and the tuba) in John Doyle's Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd. LuPone won a Tony Award winner for Evita and earned Olivier Awards for the West End productions of Lés Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo Broadway concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart.
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