Sutton Foster teaches students before BYU concerts

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Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster taught a master class to BYU’s Music Dance Theater students Friday, Sept. 5, before headlining concerts on campus in the evening with a second concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6.

She said kindness, respect, learning and growing have proven to be essential elements in a successful performing career. “People want to work with good people,” she said.

Foster posed in a group photo with the students, answered questions and critiqued several student performances.

Foster has 11 Broadway credits, two Tony awards and six Tony nominations. She was featured in the TV series “Bunheads” and will soon start production on her next TV project, “Younger.”

Sutton Foster answers questions for BYU Music Dance Theatre students in a master that was part of her two-concert performing visit on campus. (Universe photo/Samantha Williams)
Sutton Foster answers questions for BYU Music Dance Theatre students in a master class that was part of her two-concert performing visit on campus. (Universe photo/Samantha Williams)
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Sutton Foster answers questions for BYU Music Dance Theatre students in a master class that was part of her two-concert performing visit on campus. (Universe photo/Samantha Williams)
BYU Music Dance Theatre students pose for a picture with Broadway star Sutton Foster, pictured near the center wearing green. She taught a master as part of a two-concert performing visit to BYU. (Universe Photo/Samantha Williams)
BYU Music Dance Theatre students pose for a picture with Broadway star Sutton Foster, pictured near the center wearing green. She taught a master class as part of a two-concert performing visit to BYU. (Universe Photo/Samantha Williams)
BYU Music Dance Theatre students pose for a picture with Broadway star Sutton Foster, pictured near the center wearing green. She taught a master as part of a two-concert performing visit to BYU. (Universe Photo/Samantha Williams)
BYU Music Dance Theatre students pose for a picture with Broadway star Sutton Foster, pictured near the center wearing green. She taught a master class as part of a two-concert performing visit to BYU. (Universe Photo/Samantha Williams)

 all about communicating, storytelling,” she told students in response to questions about the essence of their craft.  She said kindness, respect, learning and growing are the top  qualities that help make a professional performer successful. “People want to work with good people.”

The master class started with a group photo with the students, followed by a Q-and-A session then vocal performances for her to critique. She performs in concert later in the evening and the following evening with close friend and fellow Broadway performer Megan McGinnis.

Foster has been in 11 Broadway productions and had a featured role in the TV series “Bunheads.” Her next project, “Younger,” is also a television series that begins production soon.

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