There’s about to be doctor in the house at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and it’s two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster! The Anything Goes star will receive an honorary doctor of arts degree from Ball State University to recognize her dedication to mentoring students and her accomplishments in theater. Foster will also deliver the commencement speech at the university's graduation ceremony in May.
In 2005, Foster conducted a workshop at Ball State for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s annual New York Showcase, and has returned to the university on a regular basis to teach guest clinics and workshops. Foster serves as co-director of the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance's production of The Drowsy Chaperone, which Foster originally starred in on Broadway. The production will open in February.
Foster won Tony Awards for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has also appeared in Shrek the Musical, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Annie, Grease and Les Miserables.