From Barbra to Bernadette: Top Ten Signature Songs from Broadway

By Ben Rimalower
17 May 2014

Sutton Foster

10. "Gimme Gimme" (Sutton Foster)

Who can forget Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie? It wasn't just a fairy tale coming true in Sutton's stepping up to the role (as understudy) in the out-of-town tryout, but in her very performance, which seemed to ooze stardust, as if all the years and starring roles since then were being conjured by furious tapping and belting. This was most intense in the go-for-the-jugular "I want" song, "Gimme Gimme." Many other people have sung it since, but it will always feel distinctly Sutton's.