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Tony winner and former Athens resident Sutton Foster to perform at UGA


ATHENS, Ga. —UGA Presents is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster to Athens Sept. 28 for An Evening with Sutton Foster. The Georgia native and former Athens resident will perform music from Broadway and the American songbook in a 7:30 p.m. Hodgson Hall concert.

Foster currently stars in the TV Land series Younger, which was recently picked up for a seventh season. She is the winner of two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002 and Anything Goes in 2011.

Her other Broadway credits include Violet, ShrekYoung FrankensteinThe Drowsy ChaperoneLittle Women Les MisérablesAnnieThe Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease. In addition to Younger, she has appeared on television in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Bunheads, Elementary, Psych, Royal Pains, Law & Order: SVU, Flight of the Conchords and Sesame Street.

Her albums include Take Me to the WorldWish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle.

Foster was born in Statesboro and attended Carnegie Mellon University before pursuing a theatrical career full-time. She holds an honorary doctorate from Ball State University, where she also teaches. 

Tickets for An Evening with Sutton Foster start at $55 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to current UGA students for $10 with a valid UGA ID (limit one ticket per student).

The performance is supported by Carl W. Duyck and Dennis J. Flood.

Hodgson Hall is located in the UGA Performing Arts Center at 230 River Road in Athens.