Gypsy Tony Winner LuPone at Work on Memoir

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Patti LuPone, who won her second Tony Award June 15, is currently writing her memoirs, according to the Associated Press.
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Harmony Books, a Random House imprint, is scheduled to publish the LuPone autobiography in 2010.

The untitled book, according to the publisher, will cover LuPone's entire life to date: "From her beginnings in Northport, Long Island, where she discovered that being onstage was the one place she couldn't get into trouble, [LuPone] takes us on the roller-coaster of professional highs ... and emotional lows."

Patti LuPone is currently enjoying what is perhaps her biggest stage success to date. For her performance as Rose in the current revival of Gypsy at the St. James Theatre, the singing actress has won the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award.

A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Les Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, 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, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and a Tony nomination for her performance in the recent revival of that Sondheim work. She was seen in the Kennedy Center's staging of Marc Blitzstein's Regina and recently joined Audra McDonald for Los Angeles Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. She was also seen as Rose in a Ravinia Festival concert run of Gypsy. Her screen and recording credits are numerous.

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