Robert LuPone

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Robert LuPone
Born (1946-07-29) July 29, 1946 (age 72)
Brooklyn, New York City

Robert LuPone (born July 29, 1946) is an American actor and artistic director. He works on stage, in film, and in television. He is the brother of actress Patti LuPone.

Early life and training[edit]

LuPone was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Angela Louise (née Patti), a school librarian, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, an educational administrator.[1] He trained as a dancer and is a graduate of Juilliard School, having studied with Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, and Martha Graham.[2]


LuPone's Broadway performances include A Thousand Clowns (2001), True West (2000), A View from the Bridge (1997), Late Nite Comic (1987), St. Joan (1977), and The Magic Show (1974). For his performance as Zach in A Chorus Line (1976), he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As artistic director of MCC Theater in New York City,[2] he produced Frozen (2004) and Reasons To Be Pretty (2008), both of which were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.[3][4]

LuPone's many off-Broadway performances include Twelfth Night (1980), Black Angel (1982), and Lennon (1982). He also has appeared in regional theater.[5]

LuPone served as director of the MFA Drama Program at The New School for Drama, New York City, until the spring of 2011.[5]

On television, LuPone appeared in five episodes of The Sopranos as Dr. Bruce Cusamano (1999–2007).[6] He appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for two episodes as Nelson Broome (2003–2009),[7] and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for one episode in 2004. He also appeared on All My Children in the 1980s.[8] He appears in the pilot episode of the NBC musical series Smash.


  1. ^ "Patti LuPone Biography (1949-)"., Retrieved on 6 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Staff Biography", retrieved June 13, 2010
  3. ^ "Internet Broadway Dadabase listing, 'Reasons To Be Pretty'", retrieved June 13, 2010
  4. ^ "Internet Broadway Dadabase listing, 'Frozen' ", retrieved June 13, 2010
  5. ^ a b "Faculty", retrieved June 13, 2010
  6. ^ "'The Sopranos' Cast List", retrieved June 13, 2010
  7. ^ "'Law & Order: Criminal Intent Cast List", retrieved June 13, 2010
  8. ^ Hirsch, Linda (April 12, 1992). "Life after 'death' suits Robert LuPone". Rocky Mountain News. Denver, CO. Retrieved 2010-09-01.

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