- Associated Press - Sunday, June 12, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Sutton Foster has won the Tony Award for best actress in a musical.

Foster won for playing Reno Sweeney, the sassy but kindhearted nightclub singer looking for a good man aboard the ocean liner S.S. American, in the revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.”

It is Foster’s second Tony. She previously won in 2002 for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and has earned Tony nominations for “Shrek: The Musical,” “Little Women” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Foster beat out Patina Miller in “Sister Act,” and Donna Murphy in “The People in the Picture” and Beth Leavel in the jukebox musical “Baby It’s You!”

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