Robert LuPone

Robert LuPone (born July 29, 1946) is an American actor and artistic director. He works on stage, in film, and in television. He is the brother of actress Patti LuPone.

Robert LuPone
Born (1946-07-29) July 29, 1946 (age 74)
OccupationActor, artistic director
RelativesPatti LuPone (sister)

Early life and trainingEdit

LuPone was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Angela Louise (née Patti), a school librarian, and Orlando Joseph LuPone, an educational administrator.[1] He trained as a dancer and is a graduate of Juilliard School, having studied with Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, and Martha Graham.[2] He studied theatre at HB Studio[3] under Uta Hagen.


LuPone's Broadway performances include A Thousand Clowns (2001), True West (2000), A View from the Bridge (1997), Late Nite Comic (1987), St. Joan (1977), and The Magic Show (1974). For his performance as Zach in A Chorus Line (1976), he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. As artistic director of MCC Theater in New York City,[2] he produced Frozen (2004) and Reasons To Be Pretty (2008), both of which were nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.[4][5]

LuPone's many off-Broadway performances include Twelfth Night (1980), Black Angel (1982), and Lennon (1982). He also has appeared in regional theater.[6]

LuPone served as director of the MFA Drama Program at The New School for Drama, New York City, until the spring of 2011.[6]

On television, LuPone appeared in five episodes of The Sopranos as Dr. Bruce Cusamano (1999–2007).[7] He appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for two episodes as Nelson Broome (2003–2009),[8] and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for one episode in 2004. He also appeared on All My Children in the 1980s.[9] He appears in the pilot episode of the NBC musical series Smash as well as the pilot episode of Showtime's drama Billions.



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Song of Norway Dancer Uncredited
1973 Jesus Christ Superstar James the Apostle
1989 High Stakes John Stratton
1991 The Doors Music Manager
1995 A Modern Affair Ben
1995 Palookaville Ralph
1995 Dead Presidents Attorney Salvatore Rizzo
2002 Heartbreak Hospital Hal
2004 The Door in the Floor Mendelssohn
2004 Indocumentados Priest
2005 Come Away with Me Fred
2006 Mentor Franklin Burier
2007 Then She Found Me Ted
2007 Funny Games Robert
2009 Breaking Point Frank Donnelly
2013 Isn't It Delicious Sam Spenser


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man Book II Dick Barnaby Episode: "Chapter IX"
1977 The Feather and Father Gang Choreographer Episode: "Flight to Mexico"
1979–1980 Ryan's Hope Chester Wallace 9 episodes
1983 Search for Tomorrow Tom Bergman #5 77 episodes
1984–1985 All My Children Zach Grayson 4 episodes
1985–1986 Another World Neal Cory 7 episodes
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Jeffery Sinclair Episode: "The Saint in Manhattan"
1990 Guiding Light Leo Flynn 4 episodes
1990, 1994

1999, 2002

Law & Order Kurtz / Marc Bransom /

Mark Branson / Bill Wendyll

1991–1994 Loving Leonard Brill / Charley Nichols 24 episodes
1994 Ghostwriter David Keeler Episode: "Don't Stop the Music: Part 4"
1995 Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story André Previn Television film
1996 Swift Justice Alan Kaufman Episode: "Out on a Limb"
1999–2006 The Sopranos Dr. Bruce Cusamano 6 episodes
2000 Sex and the City Len Schnieder Episode: "The Big Time"
2000 JAG Mel Hayden Episode: "JAG TV"
2000 American Tragedy Robert Kardashian Television film
2001 Ally McBeal Attorney Bjork Episode: "The Getaway"
2002 Crossing Jordan DA Curt Schneider 2 episodes
2003, 2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nelson Broome
2004, 2013,


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paretto / Gabriel Gorromini /

Brooks Harmon

3 episodes
2005 Stella Bob Feldman Episode: "Campaign"
2006 Conviction Acting Teacher Episode: "The Wall"
2009 Royal Pains Dr. Silver Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Gravity Jim Rosenblum Episode: "Old People Creep Me Out"
2011 A Gifted Man Dr. Arnold Soltman Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Gossip Girl Dr. Krueger Episode: "Rhodes to Perdition"
2012 Smash Jerry's Attorney Episode: "Pilot"
2014 The Affair Dennis 2 episodes
2016 Billions Skip Wolkowska Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Odd Mom Out Timberly Crisp Episode: "Knock of Shame"


  1. ^ "Patti LuPone Biography (1949-)"., Retrieved on 6 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Staff Biography", retrieved June 13, 2010
  3. ^ HB Studio Alumni
  4. ^ "Internet Broadway Database listing, 'Reasons To Be Pretty'", retrieved June 13, 2010
  5. ^ "Internet Broadway Database listing, 'Frozen' ", retrieved June 13, 2010
  6. ^ a b "Faculty", retrieved June 13, 2010
  7. ^ "'The Sopranos' Cast List", retrieved June 13, 2010
  8. ^ "'Law & Order: Criminal Intent Cast List", retrieved June 13, 2010
  9. ^ Hirsch, Linda (April 12, 1992). "Life after 'death' suits Robert LuPone". Rocky Mountain News. Denver, CO. Retrieved 2010-09-01.

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