Patti LuPone

Broadway productions of "Noises Off," "The Old Neighhorbood" and "Master Class," her own concerts "Matters of the Heart" and "Patti LuPone" on Broadway, productions of "Can Can" and "Pal Joey" and three sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall.

LuPone is a native of New York state. One of her ancestors was the 19th-century opera singer Adelina Patti.

LuPone trained with the first class of the Drama Division of New York's Juilliard School, then began her career as a founding member of John Houseman's "The Acting Company" in 1972, playing both on and off-Broadway as well as touring the country with what would quickly become America's foremost nationally touring repertory theater company.

She became a star with her portrayal of Eva in the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Evita," for which she won a 1980 Tony Award for leading actress in a musical.

A frequent collaborator with David Mamet, LuPone acted in his plays "The Woods," "All Men Are Whores," "The Blue Hour," "The Water Engine," "Edmond" and "The Old Neighborhood."

She acted in New York productions of Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of an Anarchist," Israel Horovitz's "Stage Directions" and other plays.

She performed in 1976's "The Robber Bridegroom," 1980's "Evita," 1988's "Anything Goes" and other plays.

In London LuPone created the role of Fantine in "Les Miserables" and played in "The Cradle Will Rock" and won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical." She played Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" and Maria Callas in the West End production of "Master Class."

LuPone's movie credits include "Driving Miss Daisy," "Witness," "Summer of Sam," "City by the Sea."

She has a long list of television credits and has recorded albums for RCA Victor, Polygram and Phillips Classics, among other labels."

Tickets to LuPone's Medford performance cost $56-$68.

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