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Sutton Foster Biography

Birth Name:
Sutton Lenore Foster
Birth Place:
Statesboro, Georgia, United States
Actor, singer, dancer

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