About Sutton

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Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

She was first seen on television on Star Search at age 15, and has more recently appeared in Bunheads, Psych, Johnny and the Sprites, Flight of the Conchords, Sesame Street, Law and Order SVU and Royal Pains.

As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter… featuring songs from her debut solo CD “Wish” as well as her follow up CD, “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub and many others.

In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Since March 2015, she stars in TVLand’s new series, “Younger” created by Darren Star.

AWARDS

2013 Gracie Awards for Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role – Bunheads
2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Anything Goes
2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Anything Goes
2011 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Anything Goes
2011 Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer, Broadway – Anything Goes
2011 Broadway.com Audience Favorite Award – Anything Goes
2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Shrek The Musical
2002 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie
2002 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie
2002 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Thoroughly Modern Millie
2002 Fred Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer, Broadway – Thoroughly Modern Millie

NOMINATIONS

2014 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical – Violet
2014 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Violet
2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Violet
2014 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Violet
2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Bunheads
2012 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Star Female – Bunheads
2012 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album – Anything Goes
2011 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Anything Goes
2009 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Shrek the Musical
2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Shrek the Musical
2009 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical – Shrek the Musical
2008 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Young Frankenstein
2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone
2006 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – The Drowsy Chaperone
2006 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone
2006 LA Ovation Award as Lead Actress in a Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone
2006 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Little Women – The Musical
2006 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical – The Drowsy Chaperone
2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Little Women – The Musical
2005 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Little Women – The Musical
2005 Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical – Little Women – The Musical
2002 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance – Thoroughly Modern Millie