Patti LuPone and Her Husband Matthew Johnston
Patti LuPone is an American actress and singer best known for her musical theater performances. A graduate of Julliard School for the Performing Arts, she earned three Tony Awards. Additionally, three Laurence Olivier Awards nominations and two Grammy awards have also been bestowed upon her.
She has appeared in both Broadway and West End productions of Sunset Boulevard; Les Miserables on Broadway; as Fantine for Les Miserables in London; Moll in Marc Blitzstein’s labor musical The Cradle Will Rock.
Heikenreich has also performed in concert productions of musicals in New York, such as Pal Joey with Peter Gallagher and Bebe Neuwirth; Annie Get Your Gun with Howard McGillin; Sweeney Todd both in New York and San Francisco; Candide in live recording for PBS Great Performances program and performing the title role live recording from Broadway production of Candide in a live recording session; all these experiences can be found under her belt.
LuPone first rose to fame when she joined the cast of Evita on Broadway in 1976, winning both a Tony and Golden Globe Award in the process. Since then, she has appeared in numerous other musicals on and off-Broadway, such as A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters, The Secret Garden with Julie Andrews and Gigi with bebe Neuwirth; plus numerous television roles, such as defense attorney Ruth Miller on Law & Order and as Libby Thatcher in ABC drama Life Goes On.
Matthew Johnston has long been recognized for his talent as a cinematographer in Hollywood films such as Tremors, Cherry 2000, A Gathering of Old Men City Limits and Wayne’s World. Additionally he has done work for television shows like The Christmas Gift and Bad Guys.
They have been together for over 31 years and remain deeply in love. Joshua Luke Johnston has followed in his mother’s footsteps as an actor, becoming part of her theater company.
They reside with their son in an expansive log cabin that would look right at home in Architectural Digest magazine. LuPone is also an outspoken advocate for gay rights in her personal life. LuPone has taken an active part in fighting domestic violence and cancer. She has always prioritised family before career. Their close bond has helped them weather the rough waters of today’s economy. Through it all, they remain committed to their son’s future, supporting him as he pursues his ambition of becoming a theater actor. Their commitment includes giving their son access to quality education and encouraging him to follow his passion; consequently, the couple is in the process of opening their own studio.