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Patti LuPone and company at the curtain call
(© David Gordon)
Patti LuPone and company at the curtain call
(© David Gordon)

The Acting Company honored Patti LuPone Monday, March 12 with an all-star salute at The Kaye Playhouse titled "Patti's Turn."

Those paying tribute to the two-time Tony Award-winning actress/singer included Laura Benanti (who performed "On the Steps of the Palace"), Kristin Chenoweth ("Glitter and Be Gay" and "'Til There Was You,"), Melissa Errico ("As Long as He Needs Me"), Manoel Felciano ("Not While I'm Around"), Sutton Foster ("Anyone Can Whistle/Being Alive"), Anthony Dean Griffey ("A Simple Song" and "This Little Light of Mine"), Kevin Kline (who accompanied himself on the piano to perform "Try to Remember"), and Howard McGillin ("It's Delovely"). Also on hand to present during the concert were Zoe Caldwell, Harvey Fierstein, Boyd Gaines, David Schramm, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

LuPone closed the show with a tearful thank you speech and performance of "September Song."


Kevin Kline
(© David Gordon)
Kevin Kline
(© David Gordon)

The Acting Company honored Patti LuPone Monday, March 12 with an all-star salute at The Kaye Playhouse titled "Patti's Turn."

Those paying tribute to the two-time Tony Award-winning actress/singer included Laura Benanti (who performed "On the Steps of the Palace"), Kristin Chenoweth ("Glitter and Be Gay" and "'Til There Was You,"), Melissa Errico ("As Long as He Needs Me"), Manoel Felciano ("Not While I'm Around"), Sutton Foster ("Anyone Can Whistle/Being Alive"), Anthony Dean Griffey ("A Simple Song" and "This Little Light of Mine"), Kevin Kline (who accompanied himself on the piano to perform "Try to Remember"), and Howard McGillin ("It's Delovely"). Also on hand to present during the concert were Zoe Caldwell, Harvey Fierstein, Boyd Gaines, David Schramm, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

LuPone closed the show with a tearful thank you speech and performance of "September Song."


Sutton Foster, Laura Benanti, Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman, and John Doyle
(© David Gordon)
Sutton Foster, Laura Benanti, Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman, and John Doyle
(© David Gordon)

The Acting Company honored Patti LuPone Monday, March 12 with an all-star salute at The Kaye Playhouse titled "Patti's Turn."

Those paying tribute to the two-time Tony Award-winning actress/singer included Laura Benanti (who performed "On the Steps of the Palace"), Kristin Chenoweth ("Glitter and Be Gay" and "'Til There Was You,"), Melissa Errico ("As Long as He Needs Me"), Manoel Felciano ("Not While I'm Around"), Sutton Foster ("Anyone Can Whistle/Being Alive"), Anthony Dean Griffey ("A Simple Song" and "This Little Light of Mine"), Kevin Kline (who accompanied himself on the piano to perform "Try to Remember"), and Howard McGillin ("It's Delovely"). Also on hand to present during the concert were Zoe Caldwell, Harvey Fierstein, Boyd Gaines, David Schramm, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

LuPone closed the show with a tearful thank you speech and performance of "September Song."


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