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Hunter Foster

Hunter Foster (left) with John Treacy Egan
of The Producers
Born June 25, 1969 (1969-06-25) (age 40)
North Carolina, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jennifer Cody
(1998-present)

Hunter Foster (born June 25, 1969, Lumberton, North Carolina) is an American musical theatre actor/singer, librettist and playwright.

Foster was raised in Augusta, Georgia and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Michigan in 1992. After graduation he moved to New York City.

After touring in several shows and playing on Broadway, he was cast in his breakthrough role, that of "Bobby Strong" in Urinetown, for which he received nominations for an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Lucille Lortel Award.

In 2003, Foster starred as "Seymour" in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination.

Most recently, Foster appeared as Leo Bloom in The Producers on Broadway, Ensign Pulver in Mister Roberts at the Kennedy Center, and Ben in Modern Orthodox off-Broadway. He also starred as Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.[1]

Foster wrote the libretto for an off-Broadway 2002 musical based on the motion picture Summer of '42. He presently is writing an adaptation of the film Bonnie and Clyde with Urinetown co-star, Rick Crom.[2]

He is the brother of actress Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Millie). He and his wife, actress and occasional co-star Jennifer Cody (Urinetown), have lived in Teaneck, New Jersey.[3]

A half-hour in-depth interview with Foster, during which he discusses his early career, the launch of Urinetown, upcoming projects, and more is available at (Volume 9 of Broadway Bullet).

Foster currently lives in New York City.

Foster was one of the writers for Rosie O'Donnell's 2008 NBC series, Rosie Live!, which was cancelled after the first episode.

Stage credits

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman - (Signature Theatre) - Luis Alberto Molina - 2008
  • Little Shop of Horrors - (Broadway Revival Cast Recording) Seymour Krelborn - 2003

References

  1. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Dressing Them Up: Hunter Foster Will Be Molina in DC Spider Woman",playbill.com, Jan. 9, 2008
  2. ^ Simonson, Robert."PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Hunter Foster",playbill.com, July 2, 2008
  3. ^ THE LEADING MEN: Hunter Green, Playbill, September 9, 2003. "Foster is married to Jennifer Cody (Urinetown, Taboo); the cute couple live in Teaneck, N.J., with Zach, their Yorkshire terrier."

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