July 29, 1946 |
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
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. He trained as a dancer and is a graduate of Juilliard School, having studied with Antony Tudor, Jose Limon and Martha Graham.
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, he produced Frozen (2004) and Reasons To Be Pretty (2008), both of which were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
On television, LuPone appeared in five episodes of The Sopranos as Dr. Bruce Cusamano (1999–2007). He appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for two episodes as Nelson Broome (2003–2009), and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for one episode in 2004. He also appeared on All My Children in the 1980s. He appears in the pilot episode of the NBC musical series Smash.
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