Her other Broadway credits include Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, and Violet.On television, Foster played the lead role in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads from 2012 to 2013.She won the Gracie Award and received a nomination at the 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.This was part of a new tour effort An Evening With Sutton Foster: Broadway In Concert, which continued through 2016. in July 2015 to play Queenie in Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party.She left Troy High School before graduating (she received her diploma via correspondence courses) to join the national tour of The Will Rogers Follies directed by Tommy Tune. In May 2012, she received an honorary doctorate from Ball State University, "in recognition of her outstanding career in theater, television and music and for her contributions to the educational experience and professional growth of Ball State students." she returned as the Star to Be in the revival of Annie.
Foster participated in a reading of a work-in-progress new musical, Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale, in June 2009.
Since March 2015, she has starred in the TV Land comedy-drama Younger.
and also auditioned for the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club.
The musical had a pre-Broadway run at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in November to December 2005.
Foster left the musical in 2007 and co-starred in Mel Brooks' musical adaptation of his film Young Frankenstein as the Swedish yodeling fraulein Inga, first at the Paramount Theatre and then on Broadway from October 2007 to July 2008.