Broadway superstar Patti LuPone brings soaring talents to Belleayre
Highmount - Patti LuPone, one of the brightest stars in Broadway history, will display her soaring vocal talents in the intimate setting of the Belleayre Music Festival on Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m.
Patti made a triumphant solo concert debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall in “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,” resulting in a sold-out encore performance and she will perform this show at Belleayre.
Patti has carved out an impressive resume covering the entertainment spectrum. Her most recent plaudits came when she swept the 2008 theatre awards, including the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her role as Rose in “Gypsy.”
These honors were the latest in a series of awards that began when Patti catapulted to Broadway superstardom as “Evita,” earning the 1980 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actress in a Musical.
During the past three decades, Patti has fashioned an unparalleled Broadway resume and has also garnered critical acclaim for her impressive list of TV and film roles.
Patti’s movie credits include “State and Main,” “Summer of Sam,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Witness.”
She is also familiar to millions of viewers guest appearances some of TV’s top shows, including “Ugly Betty,” “Will & Grace” (as herself), “Frasier” (Emmy nomination) and “Law & Order.”
Patti’s Belleayre performance promises the opportunity for the audience to experience the mesmerizing talents of a true superstar.
Upcoming shows include: Friday, July 16 Joseph Arthur and Meghan Wolf; Saturday, July 17 Belleayre Festival Orchestra - John Covelli, conductor and soloist; Saturday, July 24 Country Legend Charlie Daniels Band; Friday, July 30 Javon Jackson; Saturday, July 31 Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread.”
August shows will be: Friday, Aug. 6 John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet; Saturday, Aug. 7 Patti Austin – “For Ella;” Saturday, August 14 America the 40th Anniversary Tour; Saturday, Aug. 21 ’50s Dance Party “The Day the Music Died” - The music of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens; Saturday, Aug. 28 Belleayre Festival Opera - Rossini’s Cinderella (“La Cenerentola”); Sunday, Aug. 29; Children’s Opera Theater “Three Little Pigs” and Saturday, Sept. 4 Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville.
Ticket for all shows in the 2010 summer concert season at the Belleayre Music Festival are on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344, visit: www.belleayremusic.org or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media sponsors for the 2010 season include: WDST Radio Woodstock, WKZE Radio in Red Hook and Albany.com.
Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.