Beyond the Barricades: Les MisÚrables' Fantine

By Playbill Staff
01 Mar 2014

Patti LuPone
Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench
Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone took on the role of Fatine for the original London cast in 1985 but chose not to re-create the role when the musical opened on Broadway, saying her London run was the "perfect theatrical experience." LuPone, most recently seen on Broadway in The Anarchist, is a Tony winner for her performances in Gypsy and Evita. She has been Tony-nominated for her performances in The Robber Bridegroom, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.