Tony Winner Foster to Perform on NBC's "Weekend Today Show" Feb. 21

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Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, currently starring in Shrek the Musical at the Broadway Theatre, will perform on the Feb. 21 broadcast of NBC's "Weekend Today Show."
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Foster will offer a tune from her debut solo recording, "Wish," which just arrived on the Ghostlight Records label. The morning news program airs at 9 AM ET; check local listings.

Foster will also offer a solo concert Feb. 19 as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. The award-winning performer will also perform and sign CDs at an in-store appearance at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center Feb. 27 at 5 PM.

The complete track listing for "Wish" follows:

"I'm Beginning to See The Light" -(Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James)
"Warm All Over" (Frank Loesser)
"The Late, Late Show" (Murray Berlin, Roy Alfred)
"Up on the Roof" (Carole King, Gerald Goffin)
"My Romance"/"Danglin'" - (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers/Maury Yeston)
"I Like The Sunrise" (Duke Ellington)
"Air Conditioner" (Christine Lavin)
"Sunshine on My Shoulders" - (John Denver, Richard Kniss, Michael Taylor)
"My Heart Was Set on You" - (Jeff Blumenkrantz)
"Flight" (Craig Carnelia) - Duet with Megan McGinnis
"Once Upon a Time" - (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
"Nobody's Cryin'" (Patty Griffin)
"Come the Wild, Wild Weather" - (Noel Coward)
"On My Way" (Music by Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics by Brian Crawley)
"Oklahoma" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - Bonus Track

In the liner notes for the new CD, Tony winner Dick Scanlan writes, "If the song list is eclectic, so is the singer. You know that magical quality of morning light after a night of torrential downpour? Redemptive. Pure. Joyful, but a joy hard-won by having survived the rain. Listen to Sutton's take on 'Sunshine' (a bold choice, given the knee-jerk dismissal the song often elicits). This is an ode to the sun offered up by someone who has known the clouds — perhaps quite recently — and is that much more grateful for warmth, for energy, for all that is life affirming. Optimistic by choice, because she knows the alternative is the easier option, and nothing good ever comes easy." Sutton Foster received a Tony nomination for her work in the hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre. The singing actress starred in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie and received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire awards for that performance. She also received a Tony nomination for her performance in Little Women, and her other Broadway credits include roles in Young Frankenstein, Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Grease!. Foster's regional and tour credits include What the World Needs Now, Dorian, Three Musketeers, South Pacific and The Will Rogers Follies.

Foster currently plays Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical at the Broadway Theatre.

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