With the Sept. 14 release of her long-awaited memoir and a scheduled Oct. 8 return to Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, it has been an especially busy autumn for Patti LuPone. Playbill.com offers a look back at some of her stage highlights spanning nearly 40 years.
Most recently seen in her Tony-winning turn in the Arthur Laurents-helmed Broadway revival of Gypsy, LuPone has starred in the world premieres of Sunset Boulevard and Les Miserables, as well as productions of Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, The Cradle Will Rock, Sweeney Todd and Pal Joey. She earned her first Tony Award, for Evita, in 1980. Her touring concerts include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Matters of the Heart and The Gypsy in My Soul.
Here is a look back at some of her life on stage:
Celebrating Patti LuPone's Stage Career
Released in bookstores Sept. 14, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir" devotes chapters to her launch to stardom in Evita, as well as the much-publicized firing from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard and her work on the television series "Life Goes On." The book is published by Crown Archetype Books and retails for $25.99.