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In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster

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Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of the musical Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. Below you can check out photos of Foster in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 10 Broadway shows and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was first seen on television on "Star Search" at age 15, and has more recently appeared in "Bunheads" (TV Critics' Choice Award nomination for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series"), "Psych", "Flight of the Conchords", "Law and Order SVU", "Royal Pains", and "Sesame Street". As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter... featuring songs from her debut solo CD "Wish" as well as her follow up CD, "An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle." She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Joe's Pub and many others. In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

With a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel, Violet tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: VIOLET's Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster photographed at Hill Country on March 4, 2014 in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.