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Patti LuPone

Italian American performer Patti LuPone talks to Philip Dodd about why she doesn’t see herself as an American, unsuccessful auditions, backbiting, corporate entertainment, #Me Too

How loud should you be? Italian American performer Patti LuPone talks to Philip Dodd about why she doesn’t consider herself an American, her politics, unsuccessful auditions, backbiting, corporate entertainment, #Me Too.

Her career has taken her from a Broadway debut in a Chekhov play in 1973 to performances in the original productions of plays by David Mamet and musicals including Evita on Broadway and Les Misérables and Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End. She won a Tony award for her role as Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of the musical Gypsy.
She’s currently taking the role of Joanne in the production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company in London’s West End. The show directed by Marianne Elliott runs until March 30th 2019

Patti LuPone: A Memoir was published in 2010.

Producer: Debbie Kilbride

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