Sutton Lenore Foster born March 18, is an American actress, singer and dancer. She left Troy High School before graduating she received her diploma via correspondence courses to join the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune. In May , she received an honorary doctorate from Ball State University , "in recognition of her outstanding career in theater, television and music and for her contributions to the educational experience and professional growth of Ball State students.
Foster grew up in Georgia , where her father worked for General Motors. She was an energetic child and began taking dance lessons at age four. Six years later she landed the starring role in a community theatre production of the musical Annie. In , having moved with her family to suburban Detroit, she was cast in the ensemble of a national touring production of The Will Rogers Follies. Mere weeks before the show officially opened in La Jolla, California, Foster was promoted from understudy to lead, and she continued in the role when the production relocated to Broadway in early Both performances earned her Tony nominations. Foster then appeared in two new musicals that were based on films, portraying the ditzy lab assistant Inga in Young Frankenstein and the feisty Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical For the latter role, she received her fourth Tony nomination.
See the gallery. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Sutton Foster Actress Soundtrack. Down this week. Sutton Lenore Foster born March 18, is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has received two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, in for her role as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and in for her performance as Reno Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
Read more. For her episode of What I Wore When, Sutton talks about how she dressed when she auditioned for Younger—a job she said she really, really wanted to book. She explained that she had to prove she could pull off playing a somerthing but also a woman in her 40s, and so the resulting outfit had to work overtime. Theater himself: Hugh Jackman. See more. I was born in a small town in Georgia—my dad worked for General Motors, and my mom was a mom. I had no idea that getting paid to be an actor was even an option—it was just something I did for fun. I started dancing when I was four, and got into musical theater when I was around When I was 17 I got a role as a chorus girl with the first national tour of The Will Rogers Follies, so I spent my last year of high school traveling around the country.