The New York Times | Introducing Sutton Foster, the 40-Year-Old Ingénue of ‘Younger,’ Again

Photo credit: An Rong Xu for The New York TimesIt’s the rare ingénue who gets to play the newbie role twice. But Sutton Foster, the star of the stealth hit sitcom “Younger,” is having her breakout moment as a spunky young heroine on the rise — some 13 years after she was plucked from chorus-line obscurity for an award-winning turn on Broadway.
To theatergoers, Ms. Foster is already a star. She is a hoofer like those of an earlier era, more Merman than “Hamilton,” a wide-eyed triple threat with two Tony Awards (and six nominations) to her name. Her performances inspire breathless admiration (the seemingly endless dance break she sailed through in “Anything Goes”!) and, occasionally, obsessive re-creation.
Still, she said, “It’s weird to know that, even being in the theater for as long as I was, more people know me from ‘Bunheads’ and ‘Younger’ than they do as a theater performer.”
Ms. Foster is, once again, a discovery — this time, at 40.
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