By Ben Rimalower
03 May 2014
|Photo by Ethan Hill|
Two-time Tony Award-winning living legend Patti LuPone is at the top of her field of Broadway stars. I've made no secret of my immense love for her — it's the subject of my show, Patti Issues — but I am not alone.
It's unfortunate for her multitudes of fans that her career began in an era when Broadway stars were not getting record deals. For the first decades of their careers, Patti LuPone and such contemporaries as Bernadette Peters and Betty Buckley had only recorded an album or two apiece. This is in stark contrast to stars today such as Audra McDonald and Kristin Chenoweth, whose record output has been prodigious, or even up-and-comers like Kate Baldwin who go into the studio not long after their debuts.
Click through to read my selections for the essential Patti LuPone on disc.Continued...