Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of "Gilmore Girls," has tapped a Tony Award winner to star in a new pilot for ABC Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
Tony winner Sutton Foster will play Michelle, a Las Vegas showgirl who marries a man from a sleepy town and moves there to work at his mother’s dance school, the story notes. The project is called "Bunheads," the piece adds.
Foster is known for her roles on Broadway, such as her starring role in the revival of "Anything Goes," which won her a Tony, according to the article. She has also starred in the Broadway productions of "Little Women," "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," for which she also won a Tony.