Broadway star and two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster has also garnered television celebrity through starring roles in the ABC Family series Bunheads and TV Land's critically acclaimed dramedy Younger. On Friday, April 20, catch Foster in Live From Lincoln Center Presents Stars in Concert broadcast on PBS. Check local listings for times.


Top three influences (musical or otherwise?)
Liz Callaway, Carol Burnett, Patti LuPone.

Artist/album you have on repeat?
Patty Griffin.

Last live performance you saw?
Grand Hotel at City Center.

Favorite city to play?
D.C. or New York.

Hidden talent?
Can touch tongue to nose.

Favorite book or movie?
Book: To Kill A Mockingbird. Movie: Sense and Sensibility.

Top three pieces of advice for aspiring artists?
Say yes. Don't be an asshole. Never stop learning.

First live performance you remember seeing?
Touring show of Me and My Girl in Detroit.

Artist you'd most like to meet (past or present)?
Pink.

First paying gig?
I was in a professional children's dinner theater company called the "Peanut Butter Players" in Detroit.

Latest/current project?
Filming Younger for TVLand and crocheting a lot. Also, human mom to Emily and dog mom to Mabel and Brody.

Country you'd most like to visit?
Greece.

Artist you'd most like to collaborate with?
Patti LuPone.

First time you realized you wanted to be a singer?
When I auditioned for Annie at the Augusta Players when I was 10.

What you wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
Shut up and listen more.

Practice tips?
Ask lots of questions and ask for help if you are stuck.

You hope someone comes away from one of your shows feeling…
…like they get to know a little piece of who I am as a person and artist.

Next goal or challenge you're setting for yourself?
To continue to make music and teach more.

What do you want to be when you "grow up"?
More present.