Sutton Foster Guest Stars on 'Law & Order: SVU' March 3
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Broadway star Sutton Foster will be appearing on an episode of Law and Order: SVU on March 3, 2009. Law and Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 9pm EST.
Details about her character and episode theme have not yet been revealed.
This hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC's "Law & Order" brand chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department, the elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is now entering its eleventh season. The program has received numerous citations from community-based organizations for the social issues it tackles, and the cast members are frequently recognized for the work they do off-screen to promote personal health and safety and other volunteer efforts and initiatives.
The drama follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, and his partner, Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), whose difficult past -- a product of rape -- is the reason she joined the unit. Meloni is recognized as one of the most versatile actors today, taking on challenging and diverse roles in both television and film. He is well known for his portrayal of the duplicitous inmate Chris Keller on HBO's critically praised series "Oz." He moved to the right side of the law, however, on "Law & Order: SVU" where he was nominated for his first Emmy Award in 2006 as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Sutton Foster has created starring roles in five consecutive Broadway musicals including Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical), Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and most recently as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical. Foster has performed in concert at Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Joe's Pub and Feinstein's. "Foster put on a dazzling display, amply demonstrating why she is Broadway's busiest musical comedy star," raves Steven Suskin of Variety on her Lincoln Center performance.
Foster's debut solo album Wish (Ghostlight Records) was recently released to critical acclaim under the music direction of Michael Rafter. "Just Perfect!" cheers Playbill Magazine. Rafter also served as Music Director of Foster's Lincoln Center concert. The New York Times wrote: "Michael Rafter's subtle, glowing arrangements created a softened 1920s sound, at once lilting and refined." The pair will collaborate once again in support of Foster's upcoming National Tour.
For the national tour, Sutton Foster reunites with esteemed Music Director Michael Rafter for An Evening with Sutton Foster, featuring Broadway show stoppers and selections from her debut album Wish. The tour is produced by Fox Theatricals. For tickets and more information, visit www.suttonfoster.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride