Episode #12: It is impossible to ignore the sparkle that is Sutton Foster. If you’ve ever seen her onstage or heard her sing, you must be as dazzled and as charmed by her as I am. While her early-career Broadway resumé is impressive (Les Mis, Grease, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie), her Tony-winning performance in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie and her follow-up appearance as Jo in Little Women declare her an official Broadway star. I’m sure you’re all eagerly anticipating her performance in this season’s The Drowsy Chaperone, which I had the good fortune to see in its out-of-town tryout last fall in LA. I’m happy to say, you will not be disappointed! She’s spectacular, as ever, and the show is an absolute treat!
In this episode, Sutton gives a sensitive rendition of “Time Does Not Bring Relief,” my setting of the sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Recorded 3/5/06. Don’t miss Sutton’s “sparkly” performances on the cast recordings of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Little Women, as well as The Maury Yeston Songbook.