The two-time Tony winner dives deep in an interview on the morning show.
Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Joan Marcus, 2002)
From the 25-year-old understudy-made-star to the two-time Tony Award winner to the leading television actor, Sutton Foster has built a career for the books. On the December 11 installment of CBS This Morning, reporter Mo Rocca took viewers on a retrospective of Foster’s life and career thus far.
Her breakout in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she won her first Tony, was as surprising to Foster as anyone. As she told Rocca, when director Michael Mayer called to offer her the role full time (not just the understudy), she replied through tears at the time. “’Why are you making a mistake?’ I think I said that, like ‘Why would you take a risk on me?’”
But still, Foster had confidence after her initial shock. “One of the things I’m most proud of is that the opportunity came and I was ready," she said, “meaning I was prepared, I knew my stuff, I worked really hard and I stepped in.”