Patti Ann LuPone is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals. She is a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.
LuPone began her professional career with the The Acting Company in 1972 and made her Broadway debut in Three Sisters in 1973. She received the first of six Tony Award nominations for the 1975 musical The Robber Bridegroom. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical as Eva Perón in the 1979 original Broadway production of Evita. In 1985, she played Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables and Moll in The Cradle Will Rock, winning the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in both.
Other stage musical performances include her Tony nominated role as Reno Sweeney in the 1987 revival of Anything Goes, her Olivier nominated role as Norma Desmond in the 1993 original production of Sunset Boulevard in London, her Tony nominated role as Mrs. Lovett in the 2005 production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and as Mama Rose in the 2007 revival of Gypsy, which won her a second Tony Award.
She starred alongside Audra McDonald in the 2007 Los Angeles Opera production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and won two Grammy Awards for the 2008 recording, for Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording.