Patti LuPone

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Show debut: "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?"
Family: Angela Louise, Orlando Joseph LuPone (mother and father), Robert LuPone (brother), Mathew Johnston (husband), Joshua Luke Johnston (son)


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Patti LuPone

Patti Lupone is multiple Tony and Grammy award winning American singer and actress of the stage and screen. She was born April 21, 1949, in Northport, New York, on Long Island, the daughter of Angela Louise (née Patti) and Orlando Joseph LuPone. She has an older brother Robert who is also a noted entertainer as was her great-grand-aunt a 19th-century opera singer named Adelina Patti. In 1972, LuPone graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as one of the first class of Juilliard's Drama Division. Her professional career began that same year with the touring theater production known as The Acting Company. From there she started to garner critical acclaim for her work. In 1980 she captured both a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical playing the lead role in the original Broadway production of "Evita". Over the span of several decades performing on stage more award nominations and wins would follow. On December 12, 1988 LuPone married Mathew Johnston whom she met while filming the TV movie "LBJ". Together they have one son born in 1990 named Joshua Luke Johnston. During this time she made appearances on a variety of television shows including recurring roles on the ABC series "Life Goes On" and the NBC drama "Law & Order". She has also been featured prominently on the big screen in films such as the 1989 movie "Driving Miss Daisy" and "State and Main" in 2000. On August 18, 2016 it was officially announced that Lupone would guest star on Season Two of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She is cast as Rebecca Bunch's Rabbi Shari in an episode set in Scarsdale.


Year Show Role Notes
2017 "War Paint" Helena Rubinstein Broadway
2016 "War Paint" Helena Rubinstein Goodman Theatre World Premiere Production


2015 "Shows For Days" Irene Lincoln Center Theater Production, 2015
2012 "The Anarchist" Cathy Original Broadway Production
2011 "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" Performer Original Broadway Production
2010 "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" Lucia Lincoln Center Production
2008 "Gypsy" Rose Broadway Revival
2007 "Gypsy" Rose Off Broadway Revival
2007 "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" Begbick Los Angeles Opera Revival
2005 "Sweeney Todd" Mrs. Lovett Broadway Revival
2005 "Anyone Can Whistle" Cora Hoover Hooper Regional Concert
2005 "Children And Art" Performed Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit
2005 "Regina" Regina Giddens Kennedy Center Concert
2004 Yvonne "Sunday in the Park with George" U.S. Regional Concert
2004 Candide [Off-Broadway] Old Ladt New York Concert


2004 "Can-Can" La Mome Pistache Encores! Concert
2003 Passion Fosca Regional Concert
2002 "Anything Goes" [Broadway] Reno Sweeney Reunion Concert
2002 "Runt of the Litter" Performer VO: National Anthem
2001 Noises Off [Broadway] Dotty Otley Broadway Revival, 2001
2000 "Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart" Performer Original Broadway Production
2000 "Sweeney Todd" Mrs. Lovett New York Concert
1997 "The Old Neighborhood" Jolly ...
1995 "Master Class" Maria Callas [Replacement] Original Broadway Production
1995 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" Performer Concert [Broadway]
1995 Vera Simpson Pal Joey Encores! Concert


1993 "Sunset Boulevard" Norma Desmond Original London Production

West End

1993 "Company" [Broadway] Host Reunion Concert


1987 "Anything Goes" Reno Sweeney Lincoln Center Revival


1985 "Les Miserables" Fantine Original London Production, West End
1985 "The Cradle Will Rock" Performer London Production, West End
1984 "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" The Reporter Original Broadway Production
1984 "Oliver!" Nancy Broadway Revival
1983 "The Cradle Will Rock" Moll/Sister Mister Off Broadway
1983 "America Kicks Up Its Heels" Cleo Original Off-Broadway Production
1982 "Edmond" Edmond's Wife [Replacement] Off Broadway
1982 "The Woods" Performer Off Broadway
1979 "Evita" Eva Peron Original Broadway Production
1978 "Catchpenny Twist" Performer US Premiere, Regional
1978 "Working"

Roberta Victor
Nora Watson

Original Broadway Production
1977 "The Water Engine" Rita Off Broadway


1976 "The Baker's Wife" Genevieve Broadway

Closed on the road

1975 "The Three Sisters" Irina Broadway
1975 "The Time of Your Life Kitty Duval Broadway
1975 "Edward II" Prince Edward Broadway
1975 "The Robber Bridegroom" Rosamund Original Off-Broadway Production
1974 "Next Time I'll Sing to You" Lizzie Broadway
1973 "Scapin" Performer Broadway
1973 "Measure for Measure " Boy Broadway
1973 "The Beggar's Opera" Lucy Lockit Broadway
1973 "The Three Sisters" Irina Broadway
1972 "Next Time I'll Sing to You" Lizzie Off-Broadway
1972 Natasha "The Lower Depths" Off-Broadway
1972 The Hostage Colette/ Kathleen Off-Broadway
1972 "Women Beware Women" Bianca/ Ensemble Off-Broadway
1972 The School for Scandal Lady Teazle Off-Broadway
Year Show Role Notes
1976 The Time of Your Life" Kitty Duval Television film
1987 Cowboy Joe" Linda Tidmunk Television film
1987 LBJ: The Early Years" 'Lady Bird' Johnson Television film
1989–93 "Life Goes On" Elizabeth "Libby" Thacher Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series(1990–91)
1992 The Water Engine" Rita Lang Television film
1993 Frasier" Pam Episode: "Dinner at Eight"
1995 The Song Spinner Zantalalia Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
1996 Remember WENN" Grace Cavendish Episode: "There But for the Grace"
1996–97 Law & Order" Ruth Miller 2 episodes
1998 Frasier" Aunt Zora Crane Episode: "Beware of Greeks"
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
1999 Encore! Encore!" Wine critic Episode: "A Review to Remember"
2001 Touched by an Angel" Alice Dupree Episode: "Thief of Hearts"
2002 "Monday Night Mayhem" Emmy Coswell Television film
2003 In-Laws" Rochelle Landis Episode: "Mother's Nature"
2003 Oz" Stella Coffa 7 episodes
2005 Live from Lincoln Center" Fosca Episode: "Passion"
2005 Will & Grace" Herself Episode: "Bully Woolley"
2007 Ugly Betty" Mrs. Weiner Episode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
2009–12 30 Rock" Sylvia Rossitano 3 episodes
2011 Glee" Herself Episode: "New York"
2012 Army Wives" Ms. Galassini Episode: "Battle Scars"
2013–14 American Horror Story: Coven" Joan Ramsey 4 episodes
2014 Girls" Patti LuPone 2 episodes
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Lydia Lebasi Episode: "Agent Provocateur"
2015 Penny Dreadful" Joan Clayton Episode: "The Nightcomers"
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
2015 Dinner with Family with Brett
Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family
Herself Television special
2016 Steven Universe" Yellow Diamond (voice) Episode: "Message Received"
2016 Penny Dreadful" Dr. Seward 8 episodes

Year Show Role Notes
1978 King of the Gypsies" Unknown Uncredited
1979 1941" Lydia Hedberg ......
1982 Fighting Back" Lisa D'Angelo ......
1985 Witness" Elaine ......
1986 Wise Guys" Wanda Valentini ......
1989 Driving Miss Daisy" Florine Werthan ......
1993 Family Prayers" Aunt Nan ......
1999 The 24 Hour Woman" Joan Marshall ...
1999 Summer of Sam" Helen ...
2000 State and Main" Sherry Bailey ...

Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

2001 Heist" Betty Croft ...
2002 City by the Sea" Maggie ...
2011 Company" Joanne ...
2013 Parker" Ascension ...
  Cast edit
Rachel Bloom ("Rebecca Bunch") 🎈 Donna Lynne Champlin ("Paula Proctor") 🎈 Vincent Rodriguez III ("Josh Chan")
Santino Fontana/Skylar Astin ("Greg Serrano") 🎈 Pete Gardner ("Darryl Whitefeather") 🎈 Vella Lovell ("Heather Davis")
Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez") 🎈 Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel") 🎈 David Hull ("White Josh")

Rene Gube ("Father Brah") 🎈 Erick Lopez ("Hector") 🎈 Ava Acres ("Young Rebecca")
Gina Gallego ("Mrs.Hernandez") 🎈 Danny Jolles ("George”) 🎈 Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan")
Tess Paras ("Jayma Epstein") 🎈 Coryn Mabalot ("Jastinity Chan") 🎈 Stephnie Weir ("Karen")
Michael Hyatt ("Dr. Noelle Akopian") 🎈 Jacob Guenther ("Chris") 🎈 Michael McMillian ("Tim")
Eugene Cordero ("Alex") 🎈 Paul Welsh ("Trent Maddock") 🎈 Parvesh Cheena ("Sunil Odhav")
Robin Thomas ("Marco Serrano") 🎈 Esther Povitsky ("Maya") 🎈 Olivia Edward ("Madison Whitefeather")
Burl Moseley ("Jim Kittsworth")


Tovah Feldshuh ("Naomi Bunch") 🎈 Briga Heelan ("Connie Cavanagh") 🎈 Nipsey Hussle
Brittany Snow ("Anna Hicks") 🎈 Rachel Grate ("Audra Levine") 🎈 Andrew Arrow ("Hank")
Patti LuPone ("Rabbi Shari") 🎈 Lea Salonga ("Tita Myrna)" 🎈 Grant Rosenmeyer ("Jason")
Jayden Lund ("Guardrail") 🎈 Thor Knai (“Xander”) 🎈 John Allen Nelson ("Silas Bunch")
Britney Young ("Nicky") 🎈 Dr.Phil

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