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Hunter Foster

 
Birth Place:
Statesboro, GA
Bio:
Hunter Foster originated the role of Bobby Strong in the Broadway and Off-Broadway companies of Urinetown (Outer Critic and Lucille Lortel Award Nominations). Broadway: Grease (Roger), Footloose, Les Miserables and Alan Menken's King David. Toured nationally as the Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: June 25, 1969 (52)

Birth Place: Statesboro, GA

Bio:
Hunter Foster originated the role of Bobby Strong in the Broadway and Off-Broadway companies of Urinetown (Outer Critic and Lucille Lortel Award Nominations). Broadway: Grease (Roger), Footloose, Les Miserables and Alan Menken's King David. Toured nationally as the Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Bud Johnson
  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Sam Phillips
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Production, 2009
Jason
  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Stanley
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Zeke Catchman
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Molina
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Victor Frankenstein
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer
  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Jack
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer
  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Sidney Stratton
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ben Jacobson [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Linus
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Greg
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Seymour Krelborn
Seymour
  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Bobby Strong [Replacement]
Bobby Strong
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
Leo Bloom [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Bobby Strong
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1999
Victor
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Bickle
Ensemble
Coach Dunbar (Understudy)
Ren McCormack (Understudy)
Chuck Cranston (Understudy)
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Ensemble
Jonathan (Understudy)
Absalom (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Roger
Teen Angel (Understudy) [Replacement]
Kenickie (Understudy) [Replacement]
Danny Zuko (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Chain Gang [Replacement]
Joly [Replacement]
Marius (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Jack

Productions

 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Director
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Jen Cody and Hunter Foster Photo

Jen Cody and Hunter Foster

From: 
Date:
11/13/2018
Jen Cody and Hunter Foster Photo

Jen Cody and Hunter Foster

From: 
Date:
11/13/2018
Jennifer Cody√Ę‚ā¨ŇĹ and Hunter Foster Photo

Jennifer Cody√Ę‚ā¨ŇĹ and Hunter Foster

From: 
Date:
10/20/2018
Hunter Foster and Kate Wetherhead pictured here with Adam Gwon Photo

Hunter Foster and Kate Wetherhead pictured here with Adam Gwon

From: 
Date:
10/20/2018
Rebecca McBee, Hunter Foster and Jen Cody Photo

Rebecca McBee, Hunter Foster and Jen Cody

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Date:
03/07/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Production, 2014
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Bud Johnson

  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Sam Phillips

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Production, 2009
Jason

  [Off-Broadway]
2009
Stanley

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Zeke Catchman

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Kander & Ebb Celebration Production, 2008
Molina

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Victor Frankenstein

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Father [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2006
Performer

  [New York]
New York Musical Theatre Festival Production, 2006
Jack

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Performer

  [New York]
Workshop, 2005
Sidney Stratton

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ben Jacobson [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Linus

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Greg

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2003
Seymour Krelborn

Seymour

  [Off-Broadway]
Reading, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2001
Bobby Strong [Replacement]

Bobby Strong

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

Leo Bloom [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Bobby Strong

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1999
Victor

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Bickle

Ensemble

Coach Dunbar (Understudy)

Ren McCormack (Understudy)

Chuck Cranston (Understudy)

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1997
Ensemble

Jonathan (Understudy)

Absalom (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Roger

Teen Angel (Understudy) [Replacement]

Kenickie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Danny Zuko (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Chain Gang [Replacement]

Joly [Replacement]

Marius (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Jack

Productions

[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Regional (US), 2017]
Director

[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book

Writing
Bookwriter

Hunter Foster Biography

Hunter Foster originated the role of Bobby Strong in the Broadway and Off-Broadway companies of Urinetown (Outer Critic and Lucille Lortel Award Nominations). Broadway: Grease (Roger), Footloose, Les Miserables and Alan Menken's King David. Toured nationally as the Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and understudied and performed the role of Martin Guerre in the Cameron Makintosh production of Martin Guerre. He also appeared in the New York premiere of Childen of Eden (Abel) by Stephen Schwartz at the Paper Mill Playhouse. He also appeared in the regional production of Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) in the Summe of 2003. As a writer, he has penned books to the musicals Summer of '42 (which premiered off-broadway in the winter of 2002) and the upcoming Bonnie and Clyde and Fearless. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre Program (BFA 1992).

Hunter Foster Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Hunter Foster, Happiness
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Hunter Foster, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Hunter Foster , Little Shop of Horrors
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Hunter Foster, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Hunter Foster , Urinetown
 
The Lortels - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Hunter Foster, Urinetown
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Hunter FosterLittle Shop of Horrors

Hunter Foster News

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW World Premiere & More Announced for Greater Boston Stage  Photo THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW World Premiere & More Announced for Greater Boston Stage Company Season 23
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Greater Boston Stage Company will welcome audiences back for their 23rd season. ‚ÄúWith shows like the locally-set¬†Little Women, the World Premiere one-man adaptation of¬†The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,¬†and the small-town comedy¬†Popcorn Falls, Season 23 speaks directly to our audience and region without forgetting about the wider world in which we live.‚ÄĚ

Brand New Play CLUEDO Will Soon Arrive In Milton Keynes Photo Brand New Play CLUEDO Will Soon Arrive In Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Daniel Casey, star of ITV's Midsummer Murders, is to join the cast of the comedy thriller Cluedo as Professor Plum. Casey will be joining Michelle Collins, star of EastEnders and Coronation Street, who is starring as Miss Scarlett. The new play, directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), arrives in Milton Keynes from Monday 30 May for one week.

Bucks County Playhouse Opens 83rd Season With New Play AMERICAN JADE Photo Bucks County Playhouse Opens 83rd Season With New Play AMERICAN JADE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

When the award-winning actress and playwright, Jodi Long, took her first steps on the Broadway stage in Sidney Lumet's production of ‚ÄúNowhere to Go But Up,‚ÄĚ she was entering a professional world that ran through her family's bloodline. Her Vaudevillian parents had long trod the boards ‚Äď in fact, as part of a popular song and dance act, they even appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950s.

OCEAN IN A TEACUP Brings A Diverse Cast And Crew To Theatre Row Photo OCEAN IN A TEACUP Brings A Diverse Cast And Crew To Theatre Row
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022

CreateTheater New Works Festival and JK Productions present OCEAN IN A TEACUP, a spiritual quest musical based on a true story. This Original Musical Set in India runs as part of CreateTheater New Works Festival, from April 28 through May 7, 2022, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036).

The Ghostlight Players Present CLUE: ON STAGE Photo The Ghostlight Players Present CLUE: ON STAGE
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022

The Ghostlight Players will present Clue: On Stage written by Sandy Rustin, Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Prince, Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE and the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture with original Music by David Abbinansti.

Bucks County Playhouse to Return to Full Production; 2022 Season Announced! Photo Bucks County Playhouse to Return to Full Production; 2022 Season Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producer Josh Fiedler announced titles and creative teams for the theater’s 2022 season, which will launch May 20.

CLUE, TROUBLE IN MIND & More Announced for Dallas Theater Center 2022-2023 Season Photo CLUE, TROUBLE IN MIND & More Announced for Dallas Theater Center 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Dallas Theater Center has announced titles for the 2022-2023 season, including Clue, a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie; Trouble In Mind, a comedy-drama that made its triumphant Broadway debut in 2021, Native Gardens, a brilliant, contemporary comedy about neighbors turned feuding enemies, and more.

CLUEDO Visits Theatre Royal Brighton in June Photo CLUEDO Visits Theatre Royal Brighton in June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

Daniel Casey, star of ITV's Midsummer Murders, joins the cast of the comedy thriller Cluedo as Professor Plum. Casey will be joining Michelle Collins, star of EastEnders and Coronation Street, who is starring as Miss Scarlett. The new play, directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June.

Full Cast Announced for PICT's THE BOYS IN THE BAND Photo Full Cast Announced for PICT's THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

‚ÄúThe Most Anticipated Production of 2022‚ÄĚ (BroadwayWorld Readers‚Äô Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley‚Äôs American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.

Syracuse Stage Announces 22/23 Season Photo Syracuse Stage Announces 22/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

World premieres, musicals, cutting edge contemporary drama, a beloved American classic and a mystery/comedy make 2022/2023 a season to reconnect with great theater at Syracuse Stage. It is a season filled with enjoyment and opportunities to experience an intriguing variety of live theater.

Hunter Foster Videos

VIDEO: First Look At Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY VideoVIDEO: First Look At Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Axelrod Performing Arts Center's The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical, starring Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Finian's Rainbow) and Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza). The musical, which runs from March 11-27, is directed by one of its original stars, Hunter Foster (Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers).

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar In Rehearsals For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY VideoVIDEO: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar In Rehearsals For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical, starring Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Finian's Rainbow) and Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza). Get a first look at the cast in rehearsals! 

Broadway Rewind: Fall Into Scenes from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in 2014 VideoBroadway Rewind: Fall Into Scenes from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in 2014
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when The Bridges of Madison County was preparing for Broadway. The musical, written by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, played for 100 performances at the Gerald Schoennfeld Theatre. 

Broadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013 VideoBroadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Hands on a Hardbody opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The cast included Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle, Allison Case, and Dale Soules. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in  2007! VideoBroadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes Richard Ridge to the opening night of the off- Broadway musical Frankenstein, which starred Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard and Christiane Noll. We also drop by the CD recording of the hit musical Xanadu, where Cheyenne Jackson told Ridge, 'Xanadu lifts you up. It's 90 minutes but you are onstage the entire time. I'm loving it.'

VIDEO: Georgia Stitt Composes and Performs 'Central Park at Dusk' Song Cycle VideoVIDEO: Georgia Stitt Composes and Performs 'Central Park at Dusk' Song Cycle
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2020

Georgia Stitt is working on a song cycle while quarantined.

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Something That You Do' By Georgia Stitt at Birdland VideoVIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'Something That You Do' By Georgia Stitt at Birdland
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020

Tony nominee, Kate Baldwin, joined composer Georgia Stitt onstage at Birdland in New York City to perform Stitt's song, 'Something That You Do' as part of  the The Broadway at Birdland concert series.

VIDEO: First Look at GOD OF CARNAGE at Redhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at GOD OF CARNAGE at Redhouse
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2019

Redhouse continues its stellar 2019 season with the Tony Award-Winning play, God of Carnage co-starring two Broadway veterans Jeremy Kushnier and Jennifer Cody who both will make their Redhouse MainStage debuts. The show, will be directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and Director Hunter Foster, who is coming off his directorial debut at Redhouse of the smash hit RENT. 'This show portrays a very realistic and sometimes uncomfortable view of parenting and manages to do it in a very fast-paced and comedic way'. The show opened at Redhouse November 7th with performances running through November 17th.

VIDEO: First Look at Bucks County Playhouse's ROCKY HORROR SHOW VideoVIDEO: First Look at Bucks County Playhouse's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019

Continuing a Halloween-season tradition, Bucks County Playhouse will revive its popular production of Richard O'Brien's 'The Rocky Horror Show' live on stage beginning Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 27.

VIDEO: First Look at Redhouse's RENT, Co-Directed by Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody VideoVIDEO: First Look at Redhouse's RENT, Co-Directed by Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Redhouse launches its season with Jonathan Larson's Rent, which will run now through September 29, 2019. The show is co-directed by Redhouse Artistic Director, Tony Nominated actor and Director Hunter Foster and Broadway Veteran Actress Jennifer Cody who will also choreograph the show.


Hunter Foster Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Hunter Foster been in?
Hunter Foster has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Hunter Foster been in?
Hunter Foster has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Hunter Foster been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Happiness , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Urinetown Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Urinetown and Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors .

What awards has Hunter Foster won?
Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrorsand Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors.

How many shows has Hunter Foster written?
Hunter Foster has written 1 shows including Summer of '42 (Bookwriter).