Broadway star Patti LuPone, known for her Tony Award-winning roles in “Gypsy” and “Evita,” is working on a memoir, tentatively scheduled to be released in 2010 by Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House Inc.
The book is currently untitled. Financial details were not available.
According to the publisher, the actress will write about her whole life, “From her beginnings in Northport, Long Island, where she discovered that being onstage was the one place she couldn't get into trouble, she takes us on the roller-coaster of professional highs ... and emotional lows (her humiliating firing from ‘Sunset Boulevard,' nightclub work in the Catskills to pay the bills).”
LuPone won her first Tony in 1980 for playing Argentine leader Eva Peron in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical “Evita.” She won her second Tony on Sunday night for her performance in the Broadway revival of “Gypsy.” She plays Madame Rose, the driven stage mother who pushes her daughters into show business, particularly the ugly duckling Louise who becomes the legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.
LuPone's other stage credits include the original London company of "Les Miserables" and Broadway revivals of “Sweeney Todd” and “Anything Goes.” She has also appeared in such films as “Witness,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Summer of Sam,” as well as the television series “Life Goes On.”