CBS News | Sutton Foster: A showbiz myth comes to life

CBS NewsON BROADWAY is where actress Sutton Foster got her first big break many years ago — and she’s still wowing them on stage, while also finding time to talk to our Mo Rocca:
“You’re gonna go out there a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!”
It’s a showbiz myth as old as showbiz itself: the understudy who overnight becomes a star. But it actually happened to Sutton Foster.
In 2000, Foster was the 25-year-old understudy to the lead in the Broadway-bound musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” when director Michael Mayer called her.
“He said that the woman playing Millie has left the show, and the role of Millie is yours if you want it,” Foster recalled. “I was on the other line with the boyfriend at the time, and I was, like, ‘What?’ And, like, clicked off with Michael Mayer, went back to the boyfriend, ‘I have to call you back!’”
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