Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster Debuts at Cafe Carlyle
Beginning last night, June 15, Broadway favorite Sutton Foster lauched her debut, two-week engagement at the Caryle. Playing through Saturday, June 26 Sutton Foster makes her Cafe Carlyle debut in a program entitled "Sutton Foster at The Carlyle." BroadwayWorld was on hand to celebrate at the conclusion of the concert and brings you coverage below.
The program features an eclectic evening consisting of standards, songs from the worlds of pop and Broadway, and selections from her debut album, ‘Wish.' She is supported on piano by her music director Michael Rafter and on guitar by Kevin Kuhn.
"Sutton Foster at The Carlyle" plays Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45PM. There is a $65 music charge ($40, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and a $75 music charge ($45, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner (required) is served from 6:30PM. For reservations call 212-744-1600. For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Sutton Foster recently starred on Broadway as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical, for which she was honored with Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, Sutton was Inga in the Mel Brooks musical, Young Frankenstein, Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, LA Ovation Award) and Jo March in Little Women: The Musical (2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). She is the recipient of the 2002 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Awards for her performance as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a role she created in the 2000 La Jolla Playhouse premiere. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease!. Regional productions include What the World Needs Now (Old Globe), Dorian (Goodspeed), The Three Musketeers (San Jose Musical Theater), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Sally in Me and My Girl (both at Pittsburgh CLO). She has toured nationally in The Will Rogers Follies, Les Miserables, and Grease!. She has appeared as Svetlana in Chess in Concert and as the "I'm the Greatest Star" Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Concert, both Actors Fund of America benefits. On television, Sutton recently guest starred on "Law & Order: SVU." Other appearances include the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites" and several episodes of the HBO series, "The Flight of the Conchords." Sutton has performed in concert at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, at Feinstein's, Joe's Pub, and at concert halls and theaters across the country. Recordings include The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), Jule Styne in Hollywood, and the original cast recordings of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek. Her debut solo CD, Wish (Ghostlight Records), was recently released to critical acclaim and is now available in stores. She has just completed a sold-out limited run of the highly-anticipated City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, starring as Nurse Fay Apple. She is a proud teacher at New York University and Ball State University. Visit her website: www.suttonfoster.com.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Jason Moore and Sutton Foster
Erich Steinbock (Managing Director of The Carlyle) and Sutton Foster
Erich Steinbock and Sutton Foster