UT San Diego
By James Hebert
January 24, 2014
As wide-ranging as her career has been — from megahit musicals to long-running TV series, modest off-Broadway plays to sprawling operas — Patti LuPone is still probably best-known for playing a certain glamorous and driven South American icon.
So identified has she been with the larger-than-life lead figure from “Evita” that when the diminutive but dynamic singer-actress was still playing that role on Broadway, fans couldn’t comprehend the distinction between LuPone and Perón.