Two-time Tony winner and Company star Patti LuPone visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert May 23 and sang the iconic "The Ladies Who Lunch" from her Tony-nominated performance in the Stephen Sondheim revival. Watch the full performance above.
LuPone stars as the acerbic, vodka stringer-drinking Joanne, winning an Olivier Award for her performance in the revival's West End bow in 2019.
Directed by Marianne Elliott, the Tony-nominated revival also stars Tony winner Katrina Lenk as bachelorette Bobbie (gender-swapped from Bobby in the musical's 1970 original production), Matt Doyle as Jamie, Christopher Fitzgerald as David, Christopher Sieber as Harry, Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Rashidra Scott as Susan, Bobby Conte as P.J., and Manu Narayan as Theo. LuPone, Simard, and Doyle are 2022 Tony nominees for their work in the revival, which is also nominated for Best Revival of a Musical.
LuPone also talked with Colbert about the loss of Company composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last year shortly before Company's opening night. Along with being a noted Sondheim interpreter, LuPone previously co-starred with Colbert in New York Philharmonic's 2011 concert version of Company, which featured Colbert as Harry. Watch their conversation about the Broadway legend below.
Rounding out the company of Company are Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman, Jacob Dickey, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Nicholas Rodriguez, Heath Saunders, Tally Sessions, and Matt Wall.
The production also features choreography by Liam Steel, sets and costumes by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson of Autograph, and illusions by Chris Fisher. Joel Fram serves as music supervisor and director, with orchestrations by David Cullen and dance arrangements by Sam Davis. Casting is by Cindy Tolan.