Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster will cohost the ASPCA's annual Young Friends Benefit, to be held Thursday, October 15 at the IAC Headquarters in New York City. Foster is joined by model Irina Shayk to help raise funds to aid in the ASPCA's work to protect the lives of vulnerable and victimized animals across the country.
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the first animal-welfare organization in North America, serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. Funds raised during the Young Friends Benefit directly impacts the lives of homeless, abused, and neglected animals across the country. The event attracts more than 500 passionate philanthropists, industry leaders, newsmakers, and animal lovers.
Foster's many Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Shrek The Musical, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She is also known for the television shows Bunheads and Younger. This summer, she starred in the Encores! Off-Center production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party.