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Sutton Foster

 
Date Of Birth:
March 18, 1975 (47)
Birth Place:
Georgia
Bio:
Sutton Foster is a two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer, best known for her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performances in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes. Additional notable performances include the titular role in Jeanine Tesori and Brian ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: March 18, 1975 (47)

Birth Place: Georgia

Bio:
Sutton Foster is a two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer, best known for her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performances in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes. Additional notable performances include the titular role in Jeanine Tesori and Brian ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Marian Paroo
  [West End]
2021
Reno Sweeney
  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2019
Baker's Wife
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Edith Herbert
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Charity Hope Valentine
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Queenie
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2014
Violet
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reno Sweeney
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Princess Fiona
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Inga
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Janet Van De Graaff
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Janet Van De Graaf
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Jo
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Peppermint Patty
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Svetlana
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Millie Dillmount
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Millie Dillmount
  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Ensemble
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Ronnie Boylan
Ensemble
Dog Catcher
Cecille
A Star to Be
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Sandy Dumbrowski [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1992
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Female Ensemble [Replacement]
Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Inga

Productions

 
[New York, 2004]
Producer

Photos

Sutton Foster and Ted Griffin Photo

Sutton Foster and Ted Griffin

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Sutton Foster, Kate Baldwin and Jordan Roth Photo

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Marian Paroo

  [West End]
2021
Reno Sweeney

  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Revival, 2019
Baker's Wife

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Edith Herbert

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Charity Hope Valentine

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Queenie

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2014
Violet

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Reno Sweeney

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Princess Fiona

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Inga

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Janet Van De Graaff

  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Janet Van De Graaf

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Jo

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2004
Peppermint Patty

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Svetlana

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Fanny Brice

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Millie Dillmount

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Millie Dillmount

  [Chester, CT (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2000
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Ensemble

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Ronnie Boylan

Ensemble

Dog Catcher

Cecille

A Star to Be

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Sandy Dumbrowski [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1992
Ensemble

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1988
Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Female Ensemble [Replacement]

Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Inga

Productions

Producer

Sutton Foster Biography

Sutton Foster is a two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer, best known for her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performances in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes. Additional notable performances include the titular role in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley's Violet (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Princess Fiona in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire's Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Award, and Tony, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award nominations); Inga in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein; Janet Van De Graaff in Casey Nicholaw's The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Ovation Award nominations); Jo in Little Women (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); and most recently as Charity Hope Valentine in the New Group's 50th anniversary revival of Sweet Charity (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Drama League nominations). Foster currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series, "Younger," created by "Sex in the City's" Darren Star. Previously, Foster starred as Michelle Simms in Amy Sherman-Palladino's ABC Family series "Bunheads," which garnered her a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Her television career began on "Star Search" at the age of 15; more recent credits include HBO's comedy series "Flight of the Conchords," USA Network's "Royal Pains," "Law & Order: SUV," and "Elementary." She has also made guest appearances on the well-known children series Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites," and PBS's "Sesame Street." As a solo artist, Foster has toured the country with her hit solo concert which featured songs from her debut album "Wish" as well as her follow up album, "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, and many others. In June 2018, she released her third solo album, "Take Me to the World," through Ghostlight Deluxe. Foster made her feature film debut in Phil Alden Robinson's The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and appeared in James Roday's comedy horror film Gravy. She is currently starring as Marian Paroo opposite two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman in the hotly anticipated revival of Meredith Willson's beloved classic, The Music Man.

Sutton Foster Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Distinguished Performance Awards
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Sweet Charity
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Violet
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Sutton Foster, Violet
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Violet
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Violet
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2011 - Best Leading Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Shrek the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Shrek The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Shrek the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster , Little Women the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Little Women
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Sutton Foster News

Mets Manager Buck Showalter is 'Mesmerized' By Broadway's THE MUSIC MAN Photo Mets Manager Buck Showalter is 'Mesmerized' By Broadway's THE MUSIC MAN
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 15, 2022

New York Mets manager Buck Showalter expressed fascination with Broadway during a recent press conference after seeing The Music Man.

Erika Henningsen Will Lead World Premiere of New Musical JOY Opening in December at G Photo Erika Henningsen Will Lead World Premiere of New Musical JOY Opening in December at George Street Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Erika Henningsen will lead the world premiere of new musical Joy the Musical at George Street Playhouse, directed by Casey Hushion (Broadway: Aladdin, The Prom), with choreography by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse. 

Wake Up With BWW 8/11: New BEETLEJUICE Photos, Rehearsal Clips From JOSEPH... at the  Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/11: New BEETLEJUICE Photos, Rehearsal Clips From JOSEPH... at the Muny, and More!
by - Aug 11, 2022

Top stories include all new Beetlejuice images, go inside rehearsal for Joseph... at the Muny, and more!

Heather Headley, Jordan Donica & More Join New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at C Photo Heather Headley, Jordan Donica & More Join New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

The New York Pops has announced artist and programming updates for its 40th anniversary season with concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Heather Headley replacing Adrienne Warren, will now be featured in a solo concert with The New York Pops on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN's Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela are On the Rise! Photo VIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN's Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Aug 10, 2022

Audiences are on their feet eight times a week at the Winter Garden Theatre. Broadway superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are two of the reasons for the success of The Music Man of course, but the show's young stars are just as repsonsible. 21 young actors made their Broadway debuts when the show opened- two of them were Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela, who play Zaneeta Shinn and Tommy Djilas. Watch the full interview in this video!

Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE MUSIC MAN in October Photo Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE MUSIC MAN in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The Music Man, a co-production with the Clay Center, will play at the Maier Performance Hall on October 28-30 and November 4-6, 2022.

PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Photo PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Back-to-School Collection
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.

Jane Krakowski Joins 'Seth Rudetsky's Broadway' at The Town Hall Next Month Photo Jane Krakowski Joins 'Seth Rudetsky's Broadway' at The Town Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The Town Hall & Mark Cortale continue with the latest installment of the internationally acclaimed concert series Seth Rudetsky's Broadway, hosted and music directed by Sirius/XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).

Listen: 13: THE MUSICAL Releases Two New Singles 'I've Been Waiting' & 'Opportunity' Photo Listen: 13: THE MUSICAL Releases Two New Singles 'I've Been Waiting' & 'Opportunity'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and ATLANTIC RECORDS have released two new singles from the upcoming album 13 The Musical ‚Äď Soundtrack from the Netflix Film in digital and streaming platforms now. Listen to¬†‚ÄúI‚Äôve Been Waiting‚ÄĚ and 'Opportunity' here!

Rufus Kampa, Rebecca Nardin and Tabitha Knowles to Star in LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL a Photo Rufus Kampa, Rebecca Nardin and Tabitha Knowles to Star in LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL at the Minack Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

The Broadway musical ‚ÄėLittle Women the Musical‚Äô, following the adventures of the four March Sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, will begin a run at the world famous open air Minack Theatre in Cornwall from Monday 2 August - Saturday 6 August.

Sutton Foster Videos

VIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN's Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela are On the Rise! VideoVIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN's Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - Aug 10, 2022

Audiences are on their feet eight times a week at the Winter Garden Theatre. Broadway superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are two of the reasons for the success of The Music Man of course, but the show's young stars are just as repsonsible. 21 young actors made their Broadway debuts when the show opened- two of them were Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela, who play Zaneeta Shinn and Tommy Djilas. Watch the full interview in this video!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks MUSIC MAN Pre-Show Ritual With Hugh Jackman on LIVE
by Michael Major - Jul 11, 2022

Watch Sutton Foster on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan discussing her current Broadway run in The Music Man. She discussed her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, which they call 'carpet chats,' in which they sit down and talk before every performance. Foster also touched on her love of crafting and why she considers herself to be a 'pro-crocheter.'

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Describes Her First Time Meeting Stephen Sondheim on LIVE VideoVIDEO: Bernadette Peters Describes Her First Time Meeting Stephen Sondheim on LIVE
by Michael Major - Jul 6, 2022

Bernadette Peters sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa this morning to discuss her upoming Broadway Barks event. During the interview, Peters discussed her performance of 'Children Will Listen' at the 75th Annual Tony Awards honoring the late Stephen Sondheim. Peters also revealed the first time that she had met Sondheim.

VIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: CBS Shares 75th Annual Tony Awards Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 7, 2022

The teaser trailer features a star-studded lineup of Tony nominees, including Hugh Jackman, Rachel Dratch, Sutton Foster, Billy Crystal, Uzo Aduba, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, L Morgan Lee, Jesse Williams, Rob McClure, Myles Frost, and more.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Sutton Foster VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE MUSIC MAN's Sutton Foster
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Sutton Foster! 'I get to walk into a Broadway stage door every day. And I get to tell my daughter, 'Mommy gets to do two shows on Broadway!'' says Sutton on The Music Man. 'It's the best feeling in the world.'

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Surprised By High School MUSIC MAN Cast-Mate on THE TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Surprised By High School MUSIC MAN Cast-Mate on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022

Hugh Jackman opened up about how he feels returning to Broadway, the show's Tony nominations and Sutton Foster's recent Drama League award win. He also addressed recent rumors that Justin Timberlake would be replacing him. The segment concluded with a short performance from the Music Man's Barbershop Quartet.

VIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards VideoVIDEO: On the Red Carpet at the 88th Annual Drama League Awards
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2022

On Friday afternoon, the best of Broadway gathered for the the 88th Annual Drama League Awards, honoring achievements on and off-broadway in the 2021-22 season, celebrated at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain C VideoVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Sutton Foster's Drama League Awards Win with Curtain Call Speech
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

On Friday night, May 20th, Hugh Jackman made a curtain call speech at The Music Man in honor of Sutton Foster's recent Drama League win. Foster, who currently stars as Marian Paroo alongside Jackman's Harold Hill, was awarded the 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together i VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster & Hugh Jackman Reveal They Were 'Intimidated' to Work Together in MUSIC MAN on MEYERS
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022

Music Man stars Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss their return to Broadway in the Music Man after the pandemic, troublesome audience members, and why they were initially intimidated to work with each other. They also praised swings and understudies, with Foster detailing her experiences working as one.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNIN VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Discusses Performing For Her Daughter in MUSIC MAN on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Sutton Foster dished on her pre-show ritual with Hugh Jackman, returning to the stage after the pandemic, and more. Foster also discussed that she sings 'Goodnight, My Someone' from the show every night to her daughter, Emily. Foster spoke on what it was like to have her daughter in the audience while she sang the song during the show.


Sutton Foster Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sutton Foster been in?
Sutton Foster has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Sutton Foster been in?
Sutton Foster has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Sutton Foster's first West End show?
Sutton Foster's first West End show was Anything Goes which opened in 2021

What awards has Sutton Foster been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for The Music Man , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Music Man , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sweet Charity , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (The Lortels) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Violet , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Violet , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Violet , Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Anything Goes , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goes , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anything Goes , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Shrek the Musical , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Shrek The Musical , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Shrek the Musical , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Women the Musical , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Women Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie .

What awards has Sutton Foster won?
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Anything Goes, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Anything Goes, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anything Goes, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Anything Goes, Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Shrek the Musical Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millieand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie.