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Actress Sutton Foster the lead in the Broadway musical "Little Women" which is based on Louisa May Alcott novel takes her January 23, 2005 opening night curtain call bow in the production. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Sutton Lenore Foster (born March 18, 1975) is an American actress, singer and dancer. Foster has received five nominations for the prestigious Tony Award for her performances in the Broadway musicals Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek the Musical and Anything Goes. She won once in 2002 for her starring role in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Foster was born in Statesboro, Georgia and raised in Troy, Michigan. At age fifteen, she was a contestant on the television show Star Search and also auditioned for the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. She left Troy High School before graduating (she received her diploma via correspondence courses) to join the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune. She then attended Carnegie Mellon University for one year, but left to pursue a theatrical career full-time. Her brother is actor Hunter Foster.

Foster's first Broadway role was Sandy Dumbrowski in Grease in 1996. She then appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel and as Star to Be in Annie in 1997. Foster's next Broadway role was Eponine in Les Misérables in 2000.

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