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Patti LuPone stars in "American Horror Story: Coven" on FX.

Patti LuPone is the author of the NY Times best-selling autobiography, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir" and recently starred on Broadway in the musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." She swept the 2008 theater awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical "Gypsy," directed by the show's author, Mr. Laurents.

Recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht's "Mahagonny" (the CD recording of that production recently won two Grammy Awards for Best Classical Recording and Best Opera Recording), the world premiere of Jake Heggie's new opera "To Hell and Back" with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle's award-winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations – Best Actress in a Musical; Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre), the title role in Marc Blitzstein's "Regina," a musical version of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, a critically acclaimed performance as Fosca in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's "Passion," which was also broadcast on PBS's "Live from Lincoln Center," and a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert "Matters of the Heart." She has also performed "Matters of the Heart" internationally, including runs at Australia's Sydney Festival and London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre. Her CD recording, based on this concert, was named one of 1999's best recordings by both The Times of London and Time Out/New York.

In addition to "Matters of the Heart," LuPone also performs two other solo concerts: "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" and "The Lady with the Torch." She made a triumphant solo concert debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" resulting in a sold-out encore performance, and performs the concert with major symphony orchestras around the country. "The Lady with the Torch" is the basis for LuPone's solo CD on Ghostlight Records. She also tours in a new concert with her "Evita" co-star Mandy Patinkin: "An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin." Her most recent CD is "Patti LuPone at Les Mouches," a digitally re-mastered recording from soundboard tapes of her now-legendary 1980 nightclub act which she performed during her Broadway run in "Evita."

LuPone's other recent New York stage appearances include performances as La Mome Pistache in the Encores! production of Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" at New York's City Center, as The Old Lady in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide," and performances on Broadway in the hit revival of Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," in David Mamet's "The Old Neighborhood," 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. Over six consecutive summers, she's appeared in the Ravinia Festival's Sondheim series, starring as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd," as Desiree in "A Little Night Music," Fosca in "Passion," Cora Hoover Hooper in "Anyone Can Whistle," Rose in "Gypsy" and was featured in two different roles in "Sunday in the Park with George."

After completing her training with the first class of the Drama Division of New York's Juilliard School, she began her career as a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company playing a variety of leading roles, both on and off-Broadway and on tour throughout the United States. Her subsequent New York dramatic credits include Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of an Anarchist"; David Mamet's "The Water Engine, Edmond, and The Woods" and Israel Horovitz' "Stage Directions." LuPone's memorable performances on the New York musical stage include Vera Simpson in the 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 the RSC production of "Les Miserables," a role she 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. LuPone created the role of Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" (1994 Olivier nomination, Best Actress in a Musical), and recreated her Broadway performance of Maria Callas in the West End production of "Master Class."

Feature film credits include "City by the Sea," David Mamet's "Heist" and "State and Main," "Just Looking," "Summer of Sam," "The 24 Hour Woman," "Family Prayers," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Witness."

Television credits include "30 Rock," "PBS Great Performances: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," "Ugly Betty," "Will & Grace" as herself), "PBS Great Performances: Candide," "Oz," the TNT film "Monday Night Mayhem," PBS's "Evening at the Pops with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma," "Falcone," Showtime's "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story," "Frasier," for which she received a 1998 Emmy nomination, "Law & Order," PBS's "An Evening with Patti LuPone," the NBC movie "Her Last Chance," Showtime's ACE Award and Emmy nominated "The Song Spinner," for which she recevied a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Actress, "The Water Engine," "L.B.J.," AMC's "Remember WENN" and ABC's "Life Goes On."

Recordings include "Sweeney Todd" (both the 2006 Broadway revival cast recording and 2000 live performance recording on NY Philharmonic's Special Editions Label), "Pal Joey" (DRG), "Heatwave with John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra" (Phillips Classics), "Sunset Boulevard" (Polygram), and "Patti LuPone Live" (RCA Victor).

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Age: 67 years old
Birthday: April 21, 1949
Height: 5' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Patti Ann LuPone
Birthplace: Northport, Long Island, NY
Husband: Matthew Johnston (12/12/1988, 1 child)

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