Sutton Foster is a triple threat meaning she can sing, dance, and act. She has Tony Awards (two to be exact) to prove it. Learn about her career and net worth ahead.
Born Sutton Lenore Foster on March 18, 1975 in Statesboro, Georgia, the triple threat starred in a local production of Annie at the age of 10, according to Biography.
She and her family moved to Michigan where she attended Troy High School, which she left because she got a role in The Will Rogers Follies. She later got her diploma via a correspondence course.
Foster’s career skyrocketed when she landed the lead role in Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production moved to Broadway in 2002 earning Foster a Tony Award, according to IMDb.
She went on to star in Little Women in 2005, then The Drowsy Chaperone in 2006, and Shrek The Musical in 2009.
Playing the role of Jo March in Little Women made the Tony Awards nominating committee take notice. Foster received another Tony nomination. Her work in Shrek The Musical earned her yet another Tony nomination.
Foster won her second Tony Award in 2011 for Anything Goes.
To date, Foster has been nominated for a total of six Tony Awards. She’s tied with Bernadette Peters for the second highest number of musical performance nominations. Chita Rivera holds the top spot with eight nominations and has held first place for more than two decades.
Foster has also been successful off the Broadway stage. She’s starred in the series, Younger, since 2015. Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old woman struggling to find a job after being out of the working world for years. She pretends to be a twenty-something to land a job. Foster stars in the show opposite Miriam Shor and Hilary Duff.
Foster starred in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s short-lived Bunheads series on Freeform. While the series only lasted a short while, Foster’s performance earned her a Grace Allen Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Breakthrough Role.
Foster worked with Sherman-Palladino in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She played the character, Violet. Foster found herself working with Sherman-Palladino again on the Amazon original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, where she sang “I Enjoy Being a Girl” in two episodes.
What’s next for Foster?
Foster will star in the Broadway production of The Music Man opposite Hugh Jackman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Music Man will mark her return to the Broadway stage after six years.
What is Sutton Foster’s net worth?
While her net worth may be debatable, one thing is for sure. She makes more money than her male co-stars on Younger. Her fellow cast member on the show, Nico Tortorella, told TooFab, “The women on this show are paid more than the men are and I think that’s a step in the right direction.”
“I think that we represent a piece of the future that I want to live in,” Tortorella added.