(Bio as of June 2016)
Patti LuPone was recently seen as Dr. Seward on the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful after appearing in the series’ previous season as a different character, Joan Clayton, for which she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. She returns to Chicago after a string of annual appearances at the Ravinia Festival, where she starred in concert versions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Little Night Music, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy and Annie Get Your Gun. A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances as Madame Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy and Eva Peron in Evita, her recent New York stage credits include Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days (Lincoln Center Theater), Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (guest soloist with the New York City Ballet), Company (New York Philharmonic), David Mamet’s The Anarchist and the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). Her previous credits include John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Passion, Candide, Can-Can, Noises Off, a concert version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (New York Philharmonic debut), The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Patti LuPone on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Award), Pal Joey, Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), Oliver!, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Woods, Edmond, The Cradle Will Rock, Working, The Water Engine and The Robber Bridegroom (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations). In London, she created the roles of Fantine in Les Miserables (Olivier Award) and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Olivier nomination) and reprised her Broadway performances in Master Class and The Cradle Will Rock Opera credits include the Los Angeles Opera’s productions of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Brecht-Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (debut), Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back (San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Ravinia Festival) and Marc Blitzstein’s Regina (Kennedy Center). Film credits include Parker, Union Square, City by the Sea, David Mamet’s Heist and State and Main, Just Looking, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy and Witness. Television credits include Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, Passion, Sweeney Todd, Oz, Monday Night Mayhem, Evening at the Pops with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma, Frasier (Emmy Award nomination), Law & Order, The Water Engine, L.B.J. and Life Goes On. Recordings, in addition to many original cast recordings, include Patti LuPone Live, Matters of the Heart, The Lady with the Torch, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches and Far Away Places. Ms. LuPone is a founding member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and of John Houseman’s The Acting Company. She is the author of The New York Times best-seller, Patti LuPone: A Memoir.