Patti LuPone

Patti Ann LuPone (born April 21, 1949) is an American actress and singer, who is best known for her work in stage musicals. She has won two Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards, and two Olivier Awards. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee. On television, LuPone played Lady Bird Johnson in the 1987 TV movie, LBJ: The Early Years, starred in the drama series Life Goes On (1989–1993) and received Emmy Award nominations for the TV movie The Song Spinner (1995) and her guest role in the sitcom Frasier (1998). In the 1990s she had a recurring role as defense attorney Ruth Miller on Law & Order. She also had recurring roles in two Ryan Murphy FX series, the thriller American Horror Story: Coven (2013–2014) and the drama Pose (2019), as well as on Murphy's Hollywood on Netflix. She guest starred in Penny Dreadful (2014–2016) before returning in a lead role. She voices the character Yellow Diamond in the animated series Steven Universe (2013–2019) and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future (2019–2020). She also appeared on The CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Rabbi Shari (2017). LuPone appeared in the Oscar-winning films Witness (1985) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and also was featured in State and Main (2000), Parker (2013), and The Comedian (2016). LuPone has a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and she is famous for her strong/high "Broadway" belt singing voice. In a 2008 interview, she maintained that she was "an actor who sings", and thankful she "had a voice"

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1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

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The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Patti LuPone

State and Main (2000)

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

Witness (1985)

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A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Josef Sommer  •  Lukas Haas

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, he slowly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Josef Sommer  •  Lukas Haas

Summer of Sam (1999)

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Adrien Brody  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jennifer Esposito

Heist (2001)

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Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Danny DeVito  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Sam Rockwell

Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Danny DeVito  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Sam Rockwell

City by the Sea (2002)

Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police detective who has gone to great lengths to distance himself from his past, but then makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Franco  •  Frances McDormand  •  Eliza Dushku

Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police detective who has gone to great lengths to distance himself from his past, but then makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  James Franco  •  Frances McDormand  •  Eliza Dushku

The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Patti LuPone  •  Melissa Leo

Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Rosie Perez  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste  •  Patti LuPone  •  Melissa Leo

The Comedian (2016)

An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Leslie Mann  •  Danny DeVito  •  Edie Falco

An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Leslie Mann  •  Danny DeVito  •  Edie Falco

Union Square (2011)

A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Mike Doyle

A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rispoli  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Mike Doyle

Parker (2013)

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Nick Nolte  •  Michael Chiklis

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Nick Nolte  •  Michael Chiklis

Company (2011)

Company centers on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor, celebrating his 35th birthday with his ten closest friends, who happen to be five couples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Patti LuPone  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Anika Noni Rose

Company centers on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor, celebrating his 35th birthday with his ten closest friends, who happen to be five couples.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Patti LuPone  •  Martha Plimpton  •  Anika Noni Rose

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010)

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

Join us for a rousing celebration of the life and works of one of Broadway's greatest legends — the one and only Stephen Sondheim. For the master composer and lyricist's 80th birthday, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered in March of 2010 to perform ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  David Hyde Pierce  •  Laura Benanti  •  Matt Cavenaugh  •  Michael Cerveris

The Song Spinner (1995)

In an isolated, snow-covered country known as the Water Land, the town of Shandrilan remains the quietest place in the world because its "Hush Law" prohibits noise of any kind, including music. Enter the exiled gypsy Zantalalia (Patti LuPone), who returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randy Bradshaw
CAST:  Patti LuPone  •  John Neville  •  Meredith Henderson  •  Wendel Meldrum

In an isolated, snow-covered country known as the Water Land, the town of Shandrilan remains the quietest place in the world because its "Hush Law" prohibits noise of any kind, including music. Enter the exiled gypsy Zantalalia (Patti LuPone), who returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randy Bradshaw
CAST:  Patti LuPone  •  John Neville  •  Meredith Henderson  •  Wendel Meldrum

The Water Engine (1992)

In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Patti LuPone  •  Charles Durning  •  John Mahoney

In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Schachter
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Patti LuPone  •  Charles Durning  •  John Mahoney

Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004)

The annual Tony Award broadcast provides the only filmed record of Broadway's best for audiences to experience as if they were front-row-center on opening night. This second compilation of great musical moments from the Tonys features another dazzling array of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Nathan Lane  •  Bea Arthur  •  Katharine Hepburn

The annual Tony Award broadcast provides the only filmed record of Broadway's best for audiences to experience as if they were front-row-center on opening night. This second compilation of great musical moments from the Tonys features another dazzling array of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Nathan Lane  •  Bea Arthur  •  Katharine Hepburn

Candide (2005)

Leonard Bernstein's brilliant comic operetta comes to dazzling new life under the guidance of director Lonny Price (A Class Act). Based on the classic Voltaire tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Thomas Allen  •  Paul Groves  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Patti LuPone

Leonard Bernstein's brilliant comic operetta comes to dazzling new life under the guidance of director Lonny Price (A Class Act). Based on the classic Voltaire tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Thomas Allen  •  Paul Groves  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Patti LuPone

The Time of Your Life (1976)

William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Benjamin Hendrickson  •  Richard Ooms  •  Nicolas Surovy  •  Elaine Hausman

William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and each other's lives, giving voice to Saroyan's philosophies as they randomly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirk Browning
CAST:  Benjamin Hendrickson  •  Richard Ooms  •  Nicolas Surovy  •  Elaine Hausman

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001)

In July of 2001, the concert edition of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was presented at San Francisco's famed Davies Symphony Hall, with Patti LuPone and George Hearn starring. The world-class San Francisco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Patti LuPone  •  George Hearn  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Victoria Clark

In July of 2001, the concert edition of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, was presented at San Francisco's famed Davies Symphony Hall, with Patti LuPone and George Hearn starring. The world-class San Francisco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lonny Price
CAST:  Patti LuPone  •  George Hearn  •  Neil Patrick Harris  •  Victoria Clark

Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003)

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune

The golden age of the annual Tony Awards ceremony lasted from 1967 to 1986 — the period during which Alexander H. Cohen and his wife, Hildy Parks, were the producers of the show. This film offers a compilation of performances from Tony Award broadcasts during those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher A. Cohen
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Yul Brynner  •  Tommy Tune
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