THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Olivier and Two-Time Tony Winner Patti LuPone Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
October 23, 2013

Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Olivier and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, who makes her first appearance on the acclaimed FX series "American Horror Story: Coven" Oct. 23 and will return to Carnegie Hall Nov. 7 for her fourth solo concert, Far Away Places; click here for tickets. LuPone's "Favorite Things" are arranged chronologically by female artists, then male artists and, finally, show title.



(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

 

Rosemary Harris in Measure for Measure

 

"A masterful actress. A study in beauty, grace and intelligence. Her performances are also indelible."

 

 

Irene Worth in The Cherry Orchard (pictured) and Sweet Bird of Youth

 


"A masterful actress. Her performances in both The Cherry Orchard and in Sweet Bird of Youth are indelible."

 

Ann Reinking in Dancin'

 

"There was no more fluid or beautiful a Broadway Baby."

 

Zoe Caldwell in Master Class

 

"A masterful actress. After seeing Zoe in Master Class, I went back to my theatre and truly did not think I was worthy of performing on a stage."

 

 

Cristin Milloti in Once

 

"One of the best musical theatre performances I've seen in recent years." 

 

 

Laurie Metcalf in The Other Place

 

"A tour-de-force. I've been a fan of hers since I first saw her in Steppenwolf's production of Balm in Gilead."

 

Jeff Weiss in International Wrestling Match (LaMama 1969)

 

"There was nobody more daring on stage when he was performing."

 

Christopher Walken in The Playboy of the Western World and Measure for Measure

 

"Chris is one of those rare actors who you cannot take your eyes off. He was the sexiest leading man during Joe Papp's halcyon years."

David Rounds in Morning's at Seven

 

"A performance I can conjure to this day."

 

 

Joe Mantegna in Glengarry Glen Ross
 

 

"The essence of embodying a role."


 

 

Mandy Patinkin in Sunday in the Park with George
 

 

"He could not be more committed or passionate. And I love being on stage with him."

 

 

The cast of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 
 

 

"I was there. I saw it. All eight-and-a-half hours."