614 Patti Lupone brings a touch of Broadway to 30 Rock! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Patti Lupone, Broadway singer, “Evita,” actress, “30 Rock”


30 Rock - Season 3 - "Goodbye, My Friend" - Alec Baldwin as Jack and Patti LuPone as SylviaPhoto by: Jessica Miglio/NBC, Mr. Media Interviews

30 Rock – Season 3 – “Goodbye, My Friend” – Alec Baldwin as Jack and Patti LuPone as Sylvia. Photo by: Jessica Miglio/NBC

(March 3, 2009) I could spend the next hour talking about Patti Lupone’s incredible history on the Broadway musical stage. We’d start with her recent run starring in Gypsy, for which she won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award, and which drew no less than Stephen Sondheim himself on closing night.

I’d have to mention Sweeney Todd, of course, and Evita. And that she is currently touring the country with Mandy Patinkin in a two-act concert.

PATTI LUPONE podcast excerpt: “Good writing allows an actor to act well. Bad writing, an actor has to figure out how to look good. You’re lucky when you have good writing.” 

But then I couldn’t fit in the real reason for her joining me this morning: Patti Lupone was a special guest on “30 Rock.”

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