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Sutton Foster

Biography

Tony Award-winning theater celebrity who starred within the Broadway productions of Thoroughly Contemporary Millie, Anything Moves, Shrek the Music, and Little Ladies. She also made an appearance on Bunheads, an ABC Family members series that shown for one time of year. She made an appearance on Celebrity Search at age fifteen and in addition auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Golf club. In the beginning of her Broadway profession, she understudied functions in Grease and Les Miserables. She was wedded to acting professional Christian Borle from 2006 to 2010. She after that wedded screenwriter Ted Griffin in 2014. She actually is the sister of acting professional Hunter Foster.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sutton Foster
Date Of Birth March 18, 1975
Place Of Birth Statesboro, GA
Height 1.75 m
Profession Stage Actress
Education Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality American
Spouse Ted Griffin, Christian Borle
Parents Bob Foster, Helen Foster
Siblings Hunter Foster
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Female, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Movies The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Gravy, The Nobodies, Just in Case
TV Shows Bunheads, Younger
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1 She was nominated for a 2006 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actress in a Musical for "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Broadway in New York City.
2 She was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for "The Drowsy Chaperone" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3 In 2014, she received her 6th Tony Award nomination for best performance by a lead actress for the musical "Violet". This tied her with Bernadette Peters for the second highest number of all musical performance nominations in Broadway history. Chita Rivera, with 8, has remained in first place in this category for more than 20 years.
4 Appearing as "Inga" in Seattle previews of Mel Brooks's "Young Frankenstein-The Musical". [August 2007]
5 Starring in "The Drowsy Chaperone". She took a few weeks off in the Fall of 2006, for her wedding and honeymoon, but resumed playing the role shortly after. [December 2006]
6 Playing "Princess Fiona" in "Shrek the Musical" on Broadway. [December 2008]
7 Starring as "Jo March" in the new Broadway musical "Little Women". [March 2005]
8 Was in a relationship with Bobby Cannavale from July 2010 until April 2012.
9 Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Musical for "Shrek The Musical.".
10 Sister-in-law of Jennifer Cody and Nicholas Griffin.
11 Attended Troy High School, in Troy, Michigan. She left before graduation, but earned her diploma via correspondence classes.
12 Attended the same high school as her fellow Broadway actors, Emily Hsu and Donna McKechnie.
13 In early 2006, she became engaged to longtime boyfriend, actor Christian Borle. They married in September of that year but have since divorced.
14 Growing up, Foster had a pillowcase which she carried around and slept with.
15 Nominated five times for the Tony Award (each time in the Outstanding Actress in a Musical category), as of June 2011, she has won twice; the first win was for the role of Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2002, and the second was as Reno Sweeney in "Anything Goes" in 2011. The other nominations were for the roles of Jo March in "Little Women" (2005); Janet Van De Graaff in "The Drowsy Chaperone" (2006); and Princess Fiona in "Shrek The Musical" (2009).
16 She had attended Troy High School in Troy Michigan and, in her senior year, did correspondence courses through the high school because she was on the road acting in the "Will Rogers Follies".
17 In 2002, she won a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She was nominated again in 2005 in the same category for playing Jo March in "Little Women."
18 Younger sister of Tony-nominated actor Hunter Foster.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Younger 2015-2017 TV Series Liza Miller
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2016 TV Mini-Series Violet
Mired 2016 Short Wife (voice)
The Good Wife 2016 TV Series Witness
Mad Dogs 2016 TV Series Gerda
Gravy 2015 Kerry
Elementary 2015 TV Series Tara Parker
The Nobodies 2014/I Short Amy
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 Adela
Psych 2014 TV Series Gretchen Eikleberry
Doc McStuffins 2013 TV Series Frida Fairy Flyer
Shrek the Musical 2013 Fiona
Bunheads 2012-2013 TV Series Michelle Simms
Royal Pains 2012 TV Series Julie Sharp
Late Show with David Letterman 2008-2011 TV Series Reno Sweeney Inga
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 TV Series Rosemary
Just in Case 2008 Short Boy
Flight of the Conchords 2007 TV Series Coco
Johnny and the Sprites 2007 TV Series short Tina

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 2016 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "On My Way"
Bunheads 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2011 TV Movie performer: "Everybody Says Don't"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "Anything Goes"
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special performer: "Freak Flag"
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special performer: "Show Off"
Broadway on Broadway 2004 TV Movie performer: "Astonishing"
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special performer: "Forget About the Boy"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell 2010 TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation 2018 Documentary filming Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2017 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Match Game 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Panelist
TV Land Icon Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Insider 2016 TV Series Herself
Live from Lincoln Center 2015 TV Series Herself - Performer
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The View 2003-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest / Princess Fiona
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2011-2015 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Stage Door Divas 2014 Documentary Herself
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors 2013 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Home & Family 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Broadway Lullaby 2012 Documentary short Herself
Sesame Street 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
The Standbys 2012 Documentary Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Project Runway All Stars 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2011 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Video short Herself - Interviewee
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 TV Special Herself
The Battery's Down 2009 TV Series Herself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration 2009 TV Special Herself - Performer
Broadway Beat 2007 TV Series Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Broadway Under the Stars 2006 TV Movie Herself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Breakfast with the Arts 2005 TV Series Herself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
50th Annual Drama Desk Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter & Nominee: Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Broadway on Broadway 2004 TV Movie Herself - Performer
A Makeover Story 2003 TV Series Herself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Working in the Theatre 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2002 TV Special Herself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2002 TV Special Herself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Star Search 1990 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role Bunheads (2012)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Younger (2015)
2015 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Comedy Series Younger (2015)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Bunheads (2012)
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Musical Theater Album · Joel Grey (principal soloist)
· Rob Fisher (producer)
· James Lowe (producer)
· Joel Moss (producer)
· Cole Porter (composer/lyricist)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Performance - Female Bunheads (2012)


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#Quote
1 I wasn't even dancing. I was just stepping backwards, and my feet went forward, and I fell backward and caught myself with my hands." - explaining how she broke her arm during rehearsal of the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" during the song "I'm an Accident Waiting to Happen.


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