Fast Facts

  • Started dance classes at age 4 and began singing at age 10, winning the lead in a community-theater production of Annie.
  • Has a brother, actor Hunter Foster, with an extensive theater career similar to her own. They've performed together on Broadway twice, in Grease in 1996 and Les Misérables in 2000.
  • Before Thoroughly Modern Millie went to Broadway, she was selected from the chorus to replace the lead actress. She went on to win the 2002 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for the role.
  • Recorded the solo CDs Wish (2009) and An Evening With Sutton Foster—Live at the Café Carlyle (2011).
  • Has held dance workshops at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. In 2012, she codirected a play at the university and received an honorary doctorate from them.
  • Enjoys drawing, painting and crocheting, and sells some of her artwork online.


  • 2011, Tony — Actress (Musical): Winner
  • 2005, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2014, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2009, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Actress (Musical): Winner


  • Bobby Cannavale — Ex-significant Other
  • Hunter Foster — Brother
  • Christian Borle — Ex-husband
  • Ted Griffin — Husband


  • Attended Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Birth Name: Sutton Lenore Foster
  • Birth Place: Statesboro, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer

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