Sunday, 13 November 2011
Liven It Up: Sutton Foster - "Flight" feat. Megan McGinnis
For those of you who don't know, Sutton Foster is a two time Tony award winner for her roles in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and the recent revival of "Anything Goes" and is one of the most exciting young stars to grace the broadway stage in recent years.
From showing her comedic chops in "The Drowsy Chaperone" (which I got to see) and "Young Frankenstein", to breaking our hearts in the musical version of "Little Women", she has proved herself to be an amazingly versatile entertainer. So, when it came time for her to release her first solo album, entitled "Wish", it came as no surprise that she would fill it with a blend of pop, broadway, jazz, and old standards for our listening delight.
The song "Flight" was written by musical theatre composer Craig Carnelia, and is a duet with her "Little Women" co-star Megan McGinnis (she played the Beth to Sutton's Jo). As in that musical, their voices flow together like water. Watch the live video above from Sutton's album release party at Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.
Fun Fact #1: Megan McGinnis was an occasional guest star on the 90's sitcom "Blossom", her hair was a lot poofier then.
Fun Fact #2: Sutton is married to actor Bobby Cannivale, who is perhaps best known for his role of Will's boyfriend, Vince on Will & Grace and as the "Funky Spunk" guy on Sex & The City.