Release of her book, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir" by Patti with Digby Diehl
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I'm fairly tough on anybody who isn't there for the play. I'm very tough on people who are in it for the wrong reason. I'm very tough on people who don't remember that there's an audience out there paying a lot of money. The bottom line is that I love the theater. I realized when I came back [after an absence in L.A.] and put my foot on the boards, this is where I belong.
Won Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for playing the title character, 'Eva Peron', in "Evita". She was also nominated as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for "The Robber Bridegroom" in 1976 (a year that also saw her brother, Robert LuPone
, earning a Tony nomination), and as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of "Anything Goes" in 1988.