Sutton Foster, a native of Georgia and sister of Hunter Foster, has been onstage professionally since she was in high school, taking part in the national touring production of Will Rogers Follies before she graduated. A replacement and understudy in Les Misérables and Grease during the mid-1990s, Foster had her first named roles – as the Dog Catcher, Cecille, A Star to Be, and Ronnie Boylan – in the Goodspeed Opera House revival of Annie that came to Broadway in 1997.
After performing in the ensemble of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton, Foster took over the title role in the previews of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Foster won her first Tony® for Best Actress in a Musical in 2002 for her performance. Foster subsequently earned two Tony® nominations – first for her role as Jo in the short-lived musical adaptation of Little Women in 2005, and then again as Janet Van De Graaff in the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone.
Sutton Foster originated the role of Inga in Mel Brooks’s musical adaptation of Young Frankenstein in 2007 and is currently starring as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical.
Fans of the HBO series Flight of the Conchords will recognize Foster as Bret’s short-term girlfriend, Coco.