At 48 years old, Sutton Foster has this physical status:
Foster went to Broadway in 1996 after appearing in the role of Sandy Dumbrowski in the musical Grease. She appeared in the ensemble of the Broadway musical The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1997, and after that ended, she returned as the Star to Be in Annie's revival. Foster appeared in What the World Needs Now at the Old Globe Theatre in 1998 before she began touring with Les Misérables as Eponine Thenardier. In 2000, she then understudied the same role on Broadway as she did.
Les Misérables was destined to appear in Thoroughly Modern Millie's pre-Broadway performance at the La Jolla Playhouse, leaving Foster behind. Kristin Chenoweth, the original leading lady, appeared in a television series shortly after, and was replaced by Erin Dilly as Millie and Foster as her understudy. Dilly's decision to leave the company was made after apparent differences between the design team. Foster took over Millie Dilmount's role with just nine days remaining until the first preview. Foster appeared in Dorian at Goodspeed Musical Theatre of San Jose, The Three Musketeers, and South Pacific at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera during a hiatus (before Millie was scheduled to open on Broadway).
The Marquis Theatre in 2002 opened to lauding reviews on Broadway. "Newcomer Sutton Foster, who has the pert look, the silver voice, and the spectacular legwork to make an incredibly winning Millie," the New York Times reviewer said. "Newcomer Sutton Foster's own role as Millie is delightful, but as a comedian, she doesn't twinkle, glitter, or light up Broadway like a Christmas tree defying a July noon." Clive Barnes, writing for the New York Post, wrote "In the New York Post. But she has a strong voice and is a sweet compromiser." "She has a smile that could remind you of Mary Tyler Moore, the gawky comic precision of the young Carol Burnett, the lyricism of a romantic hero, and a smallish yet vibrant voice as expressive as it is sarcastic," the Newsday reviewer said. [Millie], one of New York's prototypical small-town girls with big-city aspirations, [Sutton Foster] appears unconcerned by the burden of a character created on screen by Julie Andrews. "The newcomer arrives on stage with an uninhibited wheck comfort level and the freedom to go with her intuitions." "She's [Sutton Foster] got the full package: youthful gawkiness and Broadway brass, the legs, and the lungs, according to Time Magazine. Foster is a main reason why the show is still about the cutest thing to see Broadway after Annie's dimples, with perceptively retro songs by Jeanine Tesori and impressive staging by Michael Mayer..." Foster went on to win the 2002 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance. Foster appeared in concert versions of Chess and Funny Girl before she left in 2004.
Foster performed a musical version of Snoopy after leaving! The year's musical and My Girl alumnus were both performed at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for Me and My Girl's performance. Foster co-starred as Marmee opposite Maumee in Louisa May Alcott's classic book Little Women, for which she was nominated for her second Tony Award in May 2005. After just a few months, the plant was shuttered.
In May 2006, she appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone, a parody of 1920s musicals, and she returned to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in the Drowsy Chaperone, a spoof of 1920s musicals. Janet van de Graaff, a well-known Broadway actress who refuses to pursue a stage career in favour of married life, was a main character in her role. The musical appeared at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from November to December 2005. Her appearances earned her her third Tony nomination.
Foster appeared in Mel Brooks' musical version of his film Young Frankenstein as the Swedish yodeling fräulein Inga, first at the Paramount Theatre and then on Broadway from October 2007 to July 2008.
Foster appeared on Johnny and the Sprites as a child's musical puppet show and also in a three-episode story arc on HBO's Flight of the Conchords.
In Shrek the Musical, which opened on Broadway on December 14, 2008, she left the show to perform Princess Fiona. Foster received her second Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and she was nominated for her fourth Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. On January 3, 2010, she appeared in her final performance on Broadway when the show came to a close. In June 2009, Foster appeared in the premiere of a work-in-progress new musical, Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale. Hunter's brother is writing the songs for this musical.
Ghostlight Records' debut solo album Wish was released in February 2009. The songs range from jazz to pop to cabaret to Broadway. Foster's album was released in 2010 in Boston, New York City, Chicago, the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Orange County, California, and Washington, D.C.
In the Encores at the New York City Center, Foster appeared as Nurse Fay Apple. Anyone Can Whistle, a group of people who performed from April 8 to 11, 2010. Foster appeared onstage for the first time in Paul Weitz's comedy Trust with Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, and Ari Graynor, which opened in July 23, 2010 with an official opening at Second Stage Theatre, running through September 12, 2010. Foster and Seth Rudetsky appeared in the One-night Only Actors Fund benefit concert version of They're Playing Our Song at John Jay College, New York, on August 30, 2010. The full cast starred Efé, Kaitlyn Davidson, Alex Ellis, Maynard, Matt Loehr, and Jesse Nager, and Denis Jones directed them.
Foster taught a Spring Semester master class at the Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Department of Drama at New York University, beginning in January 2010. "From Rodgers To Heart" came to a cabaret performance at Joe's Pub in May. "Crazy for Gershwin" crowned her master class in Fall Semester 2010. Deborah Abramson had both musically directed. She is now on the faculty of New York University's New Studio on Broadway. Foster attended a week-long master class session at Ball State University (Muncie, IN) in January 2010. She continued her study with Ball State in September 2010 by teaching master classes, and giving workshops to students of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Kathy Griffin, a comedian, appeared in an episode of the NBC legal drama Law & Order: SVU (opposite comedian Kathy Griffin), which aired on March 3, 2010.
Foster performed at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors in honor of Jerry Herman, who performed "Before the Parade Passes By" during a salute to him. Barbara Cook was honoured at the Kennedy Center Honors the following year in a tribute to Barbara Cook. In 2013, she made her third appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors, performing in honor of Shirley MacLaine.
Foster appeared on an Evening With Sutton Foster from September 2010 to May 2011, performing songs from both her Broadway career and solo album.
Reno Sweeney appeared in Anything Goes' Broadway revival, which debuted on March 10, 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and officially opened on April 7, 2011. Foster received her third Outer Critics Circle Award and second Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for her role. Foster's last appearance came on March 11, 2012, when she was replaced by Stephanie J. Blocks are everywhere. Foster was selected to film the television comedy-drama Bunheads, which premiered on ABC Family on June 11, 2012. Foster was the protagonist of this short-lived 2012 ABC Family drama starring Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls. Michelle, a former Las Vegas showgirl who spontaneously marries a man, moves to his tiny town and starts teaching ballet lessons at her new mother-in-law's dance studio. She received the Gracie Award and was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards. After a single season, the show was cancelled.
In the spring of 2012, she returned to Ball State, teaching classes, mentoring the interdisciplinary team behind the script of The Circus in Winter, and co-directing the Department of Theatre and Dance's Spring 2012 production of The Drowsy Chaperone; she also spoke at commencement and received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree for her continued involvement with Ball State students. Foster continued her involvement with Ball State in October 2012, appearing in the staged reading of The Circus at New World Stages in New York.
Foster appeared in Psych actor James Roday's comedic thriller Gravy in 2013. She appeared opposite Robin Williams in the comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn in 2014.
Foster appeared in the American Airlines Theatre Company's production of the musical Violet from March to August 2014. Foster received her sixth Tony Award nomination for her appearance.
Julia Henry and Megan McGinnis made their Carnegie Hall debut in April 2015, with guests appearances from Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis. This was the first installment of An Evening With Sutton Foster: A New Tour Experience, which continued through 2016.
She returned to Encores!In Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, Irma will play Queenie in July 2015.
Liza Miller, the lead character in the TV Land single-camera comedy-drama pilot Younger, directed by Darren Star, was later cast. In an interview at TETA TheatreFest 2015 in Houston, Texas, the release was scheduled to be released on January 13, 2015. The series premiered on March 31, 2015, and was renewed for a second season, just after being renewed for a third season, with a target set for a release at the end of the year. Season three began filming in July 2016, and the series was renewed for a fourth season. In late 2016, season three received glowing feedback, and season 4 aired in summer 2017 with further positive feedback.
She appeared in the Stephen Schwartz' Defying Gravity in Australia in 2016.
Charity Hope Valentine, the Off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, appeared at Pershing Square Signature Center from November 2, 2016 (previews) to January 8, 2017.
In addition, Foster appeared as Violet in the film Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life opposite her ex-husband Christian Borle. Within the summer series about Stars Hollow's past, the two performers perform a musical. In June 2016, she appeared on the game show Match Game, which was broadcast on ABC. She has also appeared on The Good Wife and Mad Dogs as a guest.
She returned to Ball State in 2017 to co-direct the Department of Theatre and Dance's Spring production of Shrek: The Musical.
During December 2017, she appeared as a guest artist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's annual Christmas concerts.
Foster, along with Jonathan Groff, presented a collection of songs from many shows in December 2017. This is the "Live From Lincoln Center" performance from The Appel Room at Lincoln Center, which premiered on PBS on April 20, 2018.
Foster appeared in Anything Goes in London from July to October 2021, receiving rave reviews from British critics. Foster was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance. On the 28th of November and the 1st December 2021, the film was seen in UK cinemas. The film appeared in American cinemas on March 27 and 30, 2022, and then aired on PBS' Great Performances.
She published "Hooked" in October 2021, in which she discusses how she got through some difficult milestones in her life. She explains how crafting crafts helped her cope with her personal challenges and kept her present and positive.
Marian Paroo's return to Broadway in December 2021 as Marian Paroo opposite Hugh Jackman in a revival of The Music Man appeared. Foster received her seventh nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, as well as the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.
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