Sutton Foster

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Sutton Foster

Summer Series
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Date & Time

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Open Air Theatre


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Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission. 

Pre-Concert Dining

Dine with us during extended evening hours.

The Café

5:00–7:30 pm
No reservations necessary

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The two-time Tony winning actress starred as The Baker’s Wife in the Hollywood Bowl’s sold-out summer 2019 production of Into the Woods. Previously, she appeared in the title role of the New Group’s 50th anniversary revival of Sweet Charity and in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Violet. Sutton also appeared on stage as Queenie in New York City Center Encores! Off-Center’s production of The Wild Party in July 2015.

In the summer of 2021, Sutton reprised one of her most notable roles as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London, in which she earned an Oliver Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. A cinematic version of the show had a subsequent limited release in US and Australian theaters. Her original performance in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre earned her a 2011 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Under the direction of Michael Mayer, Sutton starred as Millie Dillmount in the 2002 Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Marquis Theatre which earned her first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.
Sutton’s performance as Janet Van De Graaff in Casey Nicholaw’s The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre in 2006 earned her Tony Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Ovation Award nominations. In addition, Foster made her Off-Broadway debut as Prudence in Paul Weitz's comedy, Trust, which showed at Second Stage Theatre and starred Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, and Ari Graynor.

On television, Sutton led the critically acclaimed TV Land series, Younger, created by Sex in the City's Darren Star and styled by the iconic Pat Field. The seventh and final season premiered in April 2021, making it the longest running original series in TV Land history.

Foster also starred as Michelle Simms in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved ABC Family series, Bunheads and reunited with Amy Sherman-Palladino for a guest starring role in the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Foster’s additional on-screen credits include ABC’s A Million Little Things, CBS drama Instinct, HBO’s comedy series Flight of the Conchords, USA Network’s Royal Pains, Law & Order: SUV, and Elementary, as well as guest appearances on Disney’s Johnny and the Sprites, and PBS’s Sesame Street. In 2014, Sutton made her feature film debut in Phil Alden Robinson’s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and appeared as Kerry in James Roday’s Halloween American comedy horror film Gravy.
As a solo artist, Sutton has toured the country with her hit solo concert, 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 also graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, and many others. Sutton released her third solo album, Take Me to the World, through Ghostlight Deluxe in June 2018. 

Last fall, Sutton released her memoir, Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life, comprised of funny and intimate stories and reflections about how crafting has kept her sane while navigating the highs and lows of family, love, and show business.

Foster holds an honorary doctorate from Ball State University, where she also teaches.