An Evening With Sutton Foster

An Evening with Sutton Foster

Sat, July 29, 2017, 8:00pm


Two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster brings her crystal-clear voice and vivacious personality to Caramoor for a dazzling cabaret evening of song. Equally at home with showtunes, pop, and country, the star of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes can belt effortlessly to the back of the balcony (or the Venetian Theater) or draw you in closer to capture the very essence of a lyric.

“Talent like this owes no apologies.” – Backstage

Sutton Foster
Michael Rafter, music director
Leo Huppert, bass
Kevin Kuhn, guitar
Megan McGinnis, guest vocalist

Getting to Caramoor

Taking the train? We’ll give you a lift! Free Metro-North Katonah Shuttle beginning at 6:00pm.

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Saturday July 29 5:00pm

Summer Evening at the Rosens'

Rosen House $70
The lavish soirées hosted by our founders in the 1930s and '40s are reimagined with Summer Evening at the Rosens'. Indulge in a cocktail hour in the Sense Circle Garden, a presentation on the Rosens and Caramoor's origins, a theremin (one of the earliest electronic instruments; a favorite of Lucie Rosen's) mini concert, an elegant catered dinner on the open-air East Porch, and finally a performance in the Venetian Theater.

To purchase this package, note how many tickets to "Summer Evening at the Rosens'" you would like after selecting your seats for An Evening with Sutton Foster. Confirm by selecting "Add to Cart."

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Let us pack your picnic for you! For heartier options, no lines, and the ease of ordering a picnic in advance this summer, consider choosing from our special picnic boxes offered by our caterer, Great Performances. View the menu and order by noting how many of each option you would like after selecting your seats for An Evening with Sutton Foster. Confirm by selecting "Add to Cart."

Already purchased your tickets? You can still pre-order your picnic by ordering online (be sure to select July 29) or by calling the Box Office at 914.232.1252.

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Sutton Foster, vocals

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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 appeared in Bunheads, Psych, Johnny and the Sprites, Flight of the Conchords, Sesame Street, Law and Order SVU, and Royal Pains.

Sutton Foster has performed in 11 Broadway shows including her Tony Award-winning roles in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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.

Sutton is currently starring in TVLand’s new series, Younger created by Darren Star.


Michael Rafter, music director

Michael Rafter just did the new musical adaptation of The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the MUNY in St. Louis, and served as the music director as well. He has traveled the world as Sutton Foster’s music director, arranger, and pianist for the last several years. Most recently he performed with her in Japan and at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and the Houston Symphony. He was music director for the Broadway production of Violet and, in recent months, has vocal-coached actors such as Adam Driver and Emily Blunt for upcoming film roles. Rafter has also served as music director for When Everything Was Possible at New York City Center and as music director/ pianist for Laura Benanti’s concerts in Chicago and San Francisco.

Other Broadway credits as music director/ conductor include Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, and The King & I. Mr. Rafter conducted Gypsy on Broadway and won an Emmy Award for his music direction of the television movie starring Bette Midler. Other movie credits include the 2011 re-make of Arthur, for which he wrote additional scoring and arrangements.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Rafter has also been the music director for Broadway’s Best on Bravo television, where he worked with such artists as Trisha Yearwood, Kevin Bacon, Joan Osborne, Mandy Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Darius Rucker, and Shawn Colvin. As a guest conductor, Rafter conducted the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Tulsa Philharmonic for an evening of Jule Styne’s music.


Leo Huppert, bass

Leo Huppert, bass, B.M. Studio Music & Jazz; M.M. in Jazz Bass Performance University of Miami Frost School of Music. Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Sound Of Music, Into The Woods, Violet 2014, Jersey Boys, In The Heights, Book Of Mormon, Bandstand, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and others. Cabaret credits include Leslie Uggams, Joshua Henry, Andrea Marcovicci, and 92nd Street. Y Lyrics & Lyricists. Jazz/ Contemporary credits include Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bobby Caldwell, Ed Palermo’s Frank Zappa Big Band, Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra. Orchestral: Fairfield Symphony, Masterworks Choral Orchestra, Orchestra at St. Bart’s, Oratorio Society of Queens. Film/Soundtrack credits include HBO, PBS, and ESPN.


Kevin Kuhn, guitar

Kevin Kuhn is a Philadelphia born multi-instrumentalist and is currently guitarist for Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway after spending 17 years as guitarist for The Lion King. As a composer, he has been on the staff at Score Productions, Big Wave Music, and Shelly Palmer Productions, which produced three seasons of music for Spin City with Michael J. Fox. A brief list of additional credits include Audra McDonald, The Who’s Tommy, The British Rock Symphony with Peter Frampton, Chess by ABBA, Sarah Brightman, Lea Salonga, Liza Minelli, Rita Coolidge, LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Debbie Gibson, Quincy Jones, Ashford and Simpson, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Pops, American Composer’s Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, The New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The New York City Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Gangs of New York, The Kids are All Right, Birdy, The Other Side of Time, Chaka Khan’s latest release ClassiKhan, The Producers, ABC World News Tonight and Carter Burwell’s Theater of The New Ear. Recent projects include Anomalisa, Prime, The Nanny Diaries, The Informant, Pete Townshend’s The Boy Who Heard Music, and new recordings of Sutton Foster, Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald and Kerry Butler on the PS Classics label.


Megan McGinnis, guest vocalist

Megan McGinnis most recently completed the Off-Broadway run of Daddy Long Legs, originating the role of Jerusha Abbott, both nationally and internationally (Ovation Award, Jeff Nomination, London What’s On Stage Nomination). She was last seen on Broadway in the revival of Side Show (Standby Daisy/Violet), playing Violet on several occasions. Other Broadway credits include Les Miserables (Eponine), Little Women (Beth), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Parade. Film/TV: Anywhere But Here, A Goofy Movie, Dear John, Sister, Sister, Wings, and Blossom (recurring). Megan can be heard on the cast recordings of Daddy Long Legs, Little Women, Parade, and on Sutton Foster’s Wish (the duet “Flight”) and has sung with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Columbia University.