Sutton Foster may have lost her bid for Best Musical (Actress) at Sunday’s Tonys but she sure showed us why she earned her sixth nomination in that category for her performance as “Violet.”
Not yet 40, she already has two Tonys on her mantle for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (2002) and “Anything Goes” (2011). While those toe-tapping tuners called for her to dance as much, if not more than she sang, this current revival of Jeanine Tesori‘s 1997 chamber musical required her to stretch as an actress.
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In this character study set in 1965, Foster plays a woman from the backwoods of North Carolina, travelling by bus to Oklahoma determined that a preacher will heal her facial scar. Along the way, she encounters two GIs who befriend her and teach her that beauty comes from within.
Take a look below at the show-stopping “On My Way” led by Foster and company, including a gospel choir that blew the roof off Radio City.
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