Patti LuPone recently released her latest CD "Matters of the Heart" (LayZLay Records/Varese Sarabande), named one of the best recordings of 1999 by both the Times of London and Time Out/NY, which was based on her new one-woman show which she performed last year at the Sydney Festival in Australia and London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre, and which she will tour in nationally this year. This spring, Miss LuPone made her debut with the New York Philharmonic as Mrs. Lovett opposite George Hearn's Sweeney Todd in a concert production of the Stephen Sondheim musical conducted by Andrew Litton and this past fall made her solo concert debut at Carnegie Hall in a one night benefit for GMHC.
Most recently seen in Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam" and Nancy Savoca's "The 24 Hour Woman," Miss LuPone has also filmed roles in Randy Bradshaw's "Bad Faith," David Mamet's "State and Maine," opposite Charles Durning, "Family Prayers," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Witness."\
As at home on the dramatic stage as in musicals, Miss LuPone's most recent Broadway appearances include critically acclaimed performances in David Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood," as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play "Master Class" and in her own concert "Patti LuPone on Broadway," for which she won an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Miss LuPone's memorable performances on the New York musical stage include Vera Simpson in the City Center Encores! production of "Pal Joey," Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes," (1988 Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination, Best Actress in a Musical), "The Cradle Will Rock," Nancy in "Oliver!," "Evita" (1980 Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Best Actress in a Musical), "Working" and Rosamund in "The Robber Bridegroom" (1976 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Best Featured Actress in a Musical). In London, she created the role of Fantine in the RSC production of "Les Miserables," a role subsequently played on the West End. For that performance, as well as the reprise of her performance in the London production of "The Cradle Will Rock," she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Miss LuPone also created the role of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" (1994 Olivier nomination, Best Actress in a Musical).
Her recent television work includes the recurring role of Assistant D.A. Francesca Gold on the new CBS TV series "Falcone" and a featured role in a new Tom Fontana/Barry Levinson pilot "Good Guys/Bad Guys." She has been seen in "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story" (Showtime); "Frasier" (1998 Emmy Nomination); "Law & Order" and "An Evening with Patti LuPone" (PBS).
You can visit Miss LuPone on the worldwide web at www.pattilupone.net.