She's On Her Way- Back to Broadway! 10 Reasons to Love the Ultimate Leading Lady, Sutton Foster
Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster returns to Broadway this spring in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's Violet, which is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre. In the musical, Foster stars as a young woman on a 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.
In case you've forgotten why you fell in love with Ms. Foster in the first place, BroadwayWorld brings you a mere ten of many reasons that we adore Sutton!
She worked hard to get where she is.
Sutton was around long before she was famously plucked from the chorus to lead Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002. She did her time in the ensemble, starring in the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Grease and Les Miserables.
She gave theatre nerds a guilty pleasure show.
Surely most Bunheads fans would admit that Ms. Foster is the primary reason that they tuned into the ABC Family dramedy. We could still use some Michelle Simms in our lives!
She can sing astonishing-ly.
Sutton can belt it out like none other, making even the high notes seems like a piece of cake.
She's a brilliant artist.
Sutton is more than just a performance artist- her amazing drawings showcase her attention to detail. Plus a portion of her sales is donated to charity. Check out her collection here!
She's the ultimate leading lady.
Sutton is one of the most beloved Broadway leading ladies of the past decade, having played Millie (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Jo (Little Women), Inga (Young Frankenstein), Reno (Anything Goes), and Janet (The Drowsy Chaperone).
She's not the only Broadway star in the family.
Sutton's older brother, Hunter, is also a Tony-nominated actor, and both Fosters are starring in new Broadway shows this season. Hunter plays Bud in The Bridges of Madison County, now running at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
She's an animal lover.
Sutton's pooch Mabel is irresistibly adorable. Here's to puppy love!
She was born to play Violet.
All true Sutton fans have been watching the video below on repeat since 2006. Now she finally gets to sing it on a Broadway stage!
She's great at social media.
Did we mention that she can sing ANYTHING?!
Really though, could she be any more perfect?