Broadway Star Sutton Foster Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Award-winning dancer, singer, and actress to perform some of her Broadway hits at Jones Hall under the leadership of Houston Symphony POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 1/26/2015, 11:46 a.m.
On January 30-31 and February 1, the Houston Symphony POPS will be joined by two-time Tony award®--winning actress, singer and ...
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HOUSTON (January 26, 2015) – On January 30-31 and February 1, the Houston Symphony POPS will be joined by two-time Tony award®--winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster in Sutton Foster: Broadway’s Leading Lady.

Foster together with recently announced Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke will perform a program full of classic Broadway favorites. Known for portraying the leading lady in the revival of Anything Goes and for originating roles in well-known musicals such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek the Musical and Young Frankenstein, Foster brings her unparalleled talent and charm to Jones Hall performing her Broadway hits and more.

Actor, singer and dancer Joshua Henry and vocalist Megan McGinnis will join Foster in this program. Broadway audiences may remember Henry from his performance as Jake in the Tony award-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Haywood Patterson in the musical The Scottsboro Boys, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for “Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical.” McGinnis can be heard on the original cast recordings of Little Women and Parade, and most recently, on Sutton Foster’s album Wish singing the duet “Flight.” McGinnis was last seen on Broadway starring as Eponine in the revival of Les Miserables.

Sutton Foster

Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00pm

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30pm

Steven Reineke, conductor

Sutton Foster, vocalist and dancer

Joshua Henry, vocalist and dancer

Megan McGinnis, vocalist

Tickets from $25

Jones Hall

615 Louisiana St.

Houston, TX 77002

About Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows - most recently the revival of Violet - and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

She was first seen on television on Star Search at age 15, and has more recently starred in Amy Sherman Palladino’s Bunheads and appeared in Johnny and the Sprites, Flight of the Conchords, Sesame Street, Law and Order SVU, Psych and Royal Pains.

As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter featuring songs from her debut solo CD “Wish” as well as her follow up CD, “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Joe’s Pub and many others.

In 2011 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from Ball State University where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance

About Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Mr. Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He previously held the posts of Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras and Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.