Performance Friday, March 13, 2015 | 8 PM

The New York Pops

One Night Only: Sutton Foster

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Join the two-time Tony Award–winning star of Violet, Anything Goes, and Thoroughly Modern Millie in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall.


  • The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
  • Sutton Foster, Guest Artist
    Joshua Henry, Special Guest
    Megan McGinnis, Special Guest

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two and one-half hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


  • The New York Pops

    The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City that specializes in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of its highest subscription renewal rates. The New York Pops' annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs.

    The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals, and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.

    Steven Reineke

    Steven Reineke is the music director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, principal pops conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and principal pops conductor designate for the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include performances with the orchestras of San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh. As the creator of more than 100 orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke's work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard.

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  • Sutton Foster

    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 starred in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Bunheads. She has also appeared in Johnny and the Sprites, Flight of the Conchords, Sesame Street, Law and Order: SVU, Psych, and Royal Pains.

    As a solo artist, Sutton has performed all over the country as well as internationally with her musical director Michael Rafter. Their program has featured songs from her debut solo CD, Wish, as well as her follow up CD, An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café 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 an advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You"
Sutton Foster
Roundabout Theatre Company

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This performance is part of The New York Pops.