Bob LuPone, a frontrunner of the off-Broadway firm MCC Theater and brother to actress Patti LuPone, died Saturday three years after he was recognized with pancreatic most cancers. He was 76 years outdated.
LuPone’s demise was confirmed by the MCC Theater in an announcement launched on Saturday to the Related Press.
“The MCC Theater group mourns the lack of our a lot cherished and uniquely inspiring companion, colleague and pricey buddy, Bob LuPone, who lived fearlessly and with nice curiosity, good humor, a boundless ardour for connection and a complete lot of coronary heart. We’ll miss him deeply and all the time,” the theater firm stated in an announcement.
Alongside his then-acting-student Bernie Telsey, LuPone shaped the MCC Theater below the unique title of Manhattan Class Firm in 1986. The pair, together with Will Cantler, led MCC throughout 4 many years, producing reveals that ended up on Broadway like “Frozen,” “Causes to Be Fairly,” “Hand to God,” “College Ladies; or the African Imply Ladies Play” and “Wit.”
LuPone additionally labored as an actor, starting in 1966 as an ensemble member of the Westbury Music Truthful’s manufacturing of “The Pajama Recreation” starring Liza Minnelli. In 1968, he made his Broadway debut in Noel Coward’s “Candy Potato.” LuPone later earned a Tony nomination for greatest featured actor for his efficiency as Zach in “A Refrain Line.”
Alongside along with his theater profession, LuPone additionally made appearances on “The Sopranos,” “Intercourse and the Metropolis,” “Guiding Gentle” and “All My Kids,” for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
LuPone served because the director of the MFA drama program on the New College for Drama from 2005 to 2011, in addition to the president of the board of administrators of A.R.T./New York.
LuPone is survived by his spouse, Virginia; his son, Orlando; his sister, Patti; and his brother, William.