Wednesday, December 26, 2012
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Sutton Foster
Album:Anything Goes: Original New Broadway Cast Recording
Sutton Foster is an actress best known for her work in Broadway musicals. She won one of her two Tony Awards for the 2011 revival of the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes. She currently stars in the ABC Family TV series Bunheads. She was born Mar. 18, 1975 in Statesboro, GA and at age 15 appeared on the TV talent show Star Search. Her brother is Broadway actor Hunter Foster. Sutton left high school to appear in the national touring company of The Will Rogers Follies. By the mid-90s, she moved to New York and was an understudy in several shows. And that's how she got her big break. During the San Diego pre-Broadway run for the 2002 revival of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sutton replaced star Erin Dilly. Not only were the reviews of Sutton positive, she won her first Tony Award. she has also starred in the musicals Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek The Musical. Anything Goes was first staged in 1934 but underwent a major rewrite when the show was revived in 1987. The 2011 show is a revival of the 1987 version. It debuted on Broadway Mar. 11, 2011 and was a big success. And of course Sutton won a Tony. She left the show in Nov. to shoot the pilot for Bunheads and then left permanently when ABC Family picked it up as a series in Mar. 2012. Anything Goes closed July 2012. The new season of Bunheads will premiere Jan. 2013. She has also recorded a couple of CDs and did a concert tour this year. My guess is we'll see her return to Broadway before long. Here's Sutton Foster performing Anything Goes on the 2011 Tony Awards broadcast.