Patti LuPone (born April 21, 1949) is an American singer and actress, perhaps best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Perón in the 1979 musical Evita.
LuPone was born in Northport, New York, the daughter of Angela Louise (née Patti), a college library administrator, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, a school administrator. Her great-grand-aunt was the celebrated 19th-century opera singer Adelina Patti. Her brother Robert LuPone is an actor, dancer, and director. Her other brother William LuPone is a teacher. When they were young, they performed on Long Island as the LuPone Trio. She is of Italian/Sicilian descent and a graduate of Northport High School, where she studied under the musical direction of voice coach Esther Scott. LuPone was part of the first graduating class of Juilliard’s Drama Division.
LuPone married Matthew Johnston in 1988 on the Vivian Beaumont Stage at Lincoln Center after filming the TV movie LBJ. They have one child, Joshua Luke Johnston (b. November 21, 1990). The family resides in Connecticut.