Stephanie D'Abruzzo Prairie Dawn season 46
Stephanie D'Abruzzo 2015 Macy parade

D'ABRUZZO with Prairie Dawn at the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Stephanie & Carrie Underworm

D'ABRUZZO performing Carrie UnderWORM.

Lulu test

D'ABRUZZO presents Lulu to the writers room as seen in A&E Biography: SESAME STREET (with STEVE WHITMIRE right-handing).

Stephanie D'Abruzzo


STEPHANIE D'ABRUZZO (b. December 7th, 1971) has been a SESAME STREET Muppeteer since 1993. In that time she has performed a myriad of background characters, & recorded vocals for a number of songs, including "Sing" & "Brothers & Sisters" (with John Tartaglia). Her major characters of note have included Elizabeth, a loud but cheerful little girl; Lulu, a curious monster (whom D'ABRUZZO helped to develop); & most recently in Season 34, Baby Bears little sister, Curly Bear. She also voiced the GROUCH named SLAM a member of OSCAR THE GROUCHs alternate GROUCH band. She also provided the voice of GRIZZY in The Adventures of Elmo in GROUCHland, & The Adventures of Elmo in GROUCHland: Sing & Play, along with the voice of OSCARs sister BUNNY on SESAME STREET.

D'ABRUZZO 1st made contact with the Muppets through DAVID RUDMAN. RUDMAN informed D'ABRUZZO that the JIM HENSON Company was having a huge casting call for female performers. She went to New York to auditioned, made all the cuts, but was only place in a talent pool that wouldnt necessarily guarantee her future work. A few months later, she went back to participate in a month-long workshop in New York & slowly started becoming a Muppet Performer on SESAME STREET. Her first day of performing was November 3rd, 1993 in Episode 3162, where she played Monster# 3.[1]

Despite her extensive work with the Muppets, D'ABRUZZO first gained greater recognition as an original cast member of the puppet musical Avenue Q where she originated the characters of Kate Monster & Lucy the Slut. Her performance garnered her a 2004 Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award, a special Outer Critics Circle Award (for Outstanding Ensemble & Puppet Artistry), as well as a 2003 Drama Desk nomination for the shows Off-Broadway run. In December 2005, D'ABRUZZO ended her run with the project after more than 2.5 years to pursue roles in I Love You Because, & worked with Bobby Lopez again on the studio album for the Walt Disney World stage show Finding Nemo: the Musical (as Sheldon & Deb). Her previous stage credit s include Skitch Hendersons New Faces of 2004 at Carnegie Hall, Carnival & Chess.

D'ABRUZZOs TV credits outside of her work as a Muppeteer include an appearance on the musical episode of Scrubs & as a commentator on I Love the 70s: Volume 2.

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  1. STEPHANIE D'ABRUZZOs Official Website
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 STEPHANIE D'ABRUZZOs Official Website

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