- Patti LuPone is a Broadway actress known for her roles in Evita, Company, and Anything goes. She has also appeared in several TV shows over the years from Life goes on on Frasier.
- She is married to her husband, Mathew Johnston.
- Most recently, Patti took to Twitter to announce that she officially gave up her Actors’ Equity card on October 17, 2022.
Grammy winner and Company actress Patti LuPone, 73, has been a household name for theater lovers for decades. After studying at Julliard in New York, the Broadway legend landed her first role on Lincoln Center’s stage, and soon after she married her husband. Patty and Mathew Johnston has been married for over three decades and has one of the longest marriages in the entertainment industry. Keep reading to learn all about him, their relationship and more!
Meet Mathew Johnston
Patti’s longtime husband, Mathew, is also in the entertainment industry. Although not much is publicly known about him, some of his work is listed on his official IMDb page. Mathew apparently works as a camera operator for movies and TV shows, he even worked on the hit 1992 movie Wayne’s world lead role Mike Myers. Other notable projects he has worked on include Trembling, City limitsand Bad guys.
Although the actress likes to keep her relationship out of the limelight, she did talk about it The New Yorker in April 2020, that quarantine made her cut Mathew’s hair. “I cut my husband’s hair. And he thought he looked like Cletus because I cut it and then I said, “Oh, I want to do something else.” So he has a small bang. I actually went into town and got my hair done. I said, ‘I’m not going to be depressed and then look in the mirror,'” Patti shared with the outlet.
Their Marriage & Children
Mathew and Patti officially tied the knot in 1988 when she starred Anything goes as Reno Sweeney. During an episode of Thirteen the star shared that she actually got married on the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage. “On a day off from Anything goes I got married on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont,” Patti said. She called the day of their wedding “a precious memory in my family history.”
Two years after the couple said “I do” they welcomed their first and only child together – a boy. Joshua Luke Johnston31, was born to parents Mathew and Patti on November 21, 1990. Her son is also a theater actor, and even joined his mother on stage in 2014 for a one-night concert of The Cradle Will Rock, According to PlayBill.
Patti told the outlet she knows her son has the “discipline” to pursue an acting career. “All I knew was that he had some kind of discipline. You know, you’re bitten or you’re not bitten. I think it’s a hard thing to describe or to understand,” she shared at the time. “It’s really very personal. I don’t really know what Josh’s experience is in that regard, I know what mine was, and you don’t necessarily carry that. It’s an internal thing. So I didn’t really know if it was something Josh wanted to do, other than I knew he was having fun at Ravinia [a theater festival].”