Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer who has won many awards. She is best known for her roles in Broadway shows like “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Little Women,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Shrek the Musical,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Her powerful voice has helped her become well-known on Broadway. With her pretty face and lively personality, she is thought to be the best fit for the endorsement business. She has worked in a lot of different jobs, and she has done well in all of them. Sutton Foster is also famous for her dancing, which has won over people all over the world over the years. All of her works are true masterpieces.
Early years and childhood
Sutton Foster was born to Bob Foster and Helen Foster on March 18, 1975. She was born in Statesboro, Georgia, but her family moved and raised her in Troy, Michigan. She is the younger sister of Hunter Foster, who is a well-known Broadway actor.
The man who raised her worked at General Motors. Foster was an active child who started taking dance lessons at age 4 and singing lessons at age 10. She got the lead role in a community theater production of “Annie” many years later.
She was 15 when she first appeared on the reality show “Star Search.” Foster and her family moved to a suburb of Detroit in 1992. That same year, she was cast in a national tour of “The Will Rogers Follies.” She went to Troy High School at the time.
Foster spent a year in 1993 studying theater at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After that, she returned to the stage in the national tour of “Grease.” She later joined the show’s Broadway cast as a replacement. After that, she played small parts in many Broadway musicals, such as “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and “Les Miserables.”
Foster played a major role in the musical fable “What the World Needs Now” in between these shows.
Sutton Foster’s Career
Foster’s first movie in Hollywood was a short called “Mr. Terbillion’s Ambition,” which came out in 1989. The actress then did four more movies, including “Shrek the Musical,” “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” “The Nobodies,” and “Gravy.” She has also lent her voice to two movies, “Just in Case” and “Mired.”
Foster’s big break on Broadway came in 2000 when she was cast in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a musical based on the 1967 movie about a 1920s woman who wants to be independent.
Even though there were different opinions about the show, Foster’s performance as Millie was praised, and she won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical for it.
Before “Thoroughly Modern Millie” went to Broadway, she was chosen to be the lead actress’s replacement in the chorus. Foster also made the solo CDs for the albums “Wish” in 2009 and “An Evening with Sutton Foster” in 2011.
She made her move to television with the show “Carnegie Hall,” in which she was offered the main role. The show’s ratings were good, so the director decided to keep it going for four more seasons.
At the same time, she and her ex-husband Christian Borle were both in the miniseries “Gilmore Girls.” Foster became well-known for her TV roles, but she stayed busy with Broadway shows like “Little Women,” a 2005 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, and “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a parody of the early Broadway musicals, in which she played the a showgirl named Janet Van De Graff. She was nominated for a Tony Award for both of these roles.
Foster then starred in “Young Frankenstein” in 2007 and “Shrek the Musical” in 2008. Both of these musicals were based on movies. For the second part, she was nominated for her fourth Tony Award, and the show is set to go on tour again in 2017.
After doing the dark comedy “Trust” off-Broadway in 2010, Foster played Reno Sweeney, a nightclub singer, in the 2011 Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s musical “Anything Goes.” This role won her second best-actress Tony Award.
Foster started her own dance classes at Muncie, Indiana’s Ball State University. In 2012, she helped direct a play at the university, and the school gave her an honorary doctorate.
Foster played Violet, the main character in the 2014 Broadway musical “Violet.” Violet is a young woman who is struggling and has a terrible scar on her face from an accident she had as a child. Foster went back to Off-Broadway in 2016 with a new production of the musical “Sweet Charity.”
She loves art in addition to being an actress. She is known for making paintings and other works of art, which she sometimes sells online or at art shows. She has also worked with Julien Havard, a well-known dressmaker. On August 16, 2013, they showed the first piece they had made together.
As an actress, Foster played the lead role in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, which was based on the 1967 movie with the same name. Foster played Millie Dillmount, a Kansas woman who was very interested in things, in the play from 2002.
Foster played Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, a musical based on the animated movie of the same name. It was first shown in Seattle, Washington, in 2008. Since then, it has been shown in places like Israel, Germany, and Poland.
Violet: The short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim,” which Doris Betts wrote, was turned into a musical. During the 2014 tour, Foster played the lead role. Her character was a sick woman who takes a bus all the way back to her hometown in the hope that she will get better.
The gravy was a comedy-horror movie starring Foster and Michael Weston. She was Kerry, a bartender who later went to school to become a nurse. The movie came out in theaters for a short time on October 2, 2015, and then it came out online on October 6, 2015.
Awards & Achievements
Foster won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her role in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2002. This is a very prestigious award.
Foster won the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her role in “Shrek the Musical.”
Foster won the award in the category “Outstanding Female Actor” for her role in “Bunheads,” which was her first big role.
Her Personal Life
Foster met her first husband, Christian Borle, in college. They got married in 2006 and divorced in 2010.
Even though they were no longer together, they stayed friends. From 2010 to 2011, Sutton went out with actor Bobby Cannavale. In 2013, she started dating screenwriter Ted Griffin, who is now her husband. They got married at the end of 2014 and have been together ever since.
Estimated Net worth
Sutton Foster is an American singer, dancer, and actress with a $4 million net worth. In March 1975, Sutton Foster was born in the Georgia town of Statesboro. She is a well-known Broadway star who has won two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her roles in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes.