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Sutton Foster to receive honorary doctorate from Boston Conservatory at Berklee

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Tony Award-winning triple threat Sutton Foster is adding another honor to her impressive list of accomplishments. Cathy Young, the executive director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, will present Foster with an honorary doctor of music degree during the conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11.

“Sutton Foster has shared her undeniable talents with audiences across the globe on both stage and screen, and I am delighted to present her with an honorary doctorate,” Young said in a statement.

It was just announced that Foster — who currently stars in TV's “Younger” — will return to Broadway after six years offstage. She has been cast as Marian Paroo in the upcoming revival of “The Music Man” opposite Hugh Jackman. Prior to “Younger,” Foster starred in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s short-lived but much-loved “Bunheads” on ABC Family.


Foster is best known for her leading roles in hit Broadway shows, including “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Shrek the Musical,” and others. She took home Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Anything Goes.” The singer, dancer, and actress received an honorary doctor of arts from Ball State University in 2012.

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