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Jennifer Barnhart

 
Bio:
Jennifer Barnhart is a veteran puppeteer who joined Sesame Street in Season 32. She eventually inherited the roles of Gladys the Cow and Mama Bear, and starting with season 46, became the primary performer for Zoe following Fran Brill's retirement. She also performs the Galli Galli Sim Sim character ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jennifer Barnhart is a veteran puppeteer who joined Sesame Street in Season 32. She eventually inherited the roles of Gladys the Cow and Mama Bear, and starting with season 46, became the primary performer for Zoe following Fran Brill's retirement. She also performs the Galli Galli Sim Sim character ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2003
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2003
Bear
Other Characters
Mrs. T
Kate Monster (Understudy)
Lucy The Slut (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Mrs. T
Bear

Jennifer Barnhart Biography

Jennifer Barnhart is a veteran puppeteer who joined Sesame Street in Season 32. She eventually inherited the roles of Gladys the Cow and Mama Bear, and starting with season 46, became the primary performer for Zoe following Fran Brill's retirement. She also performs the Galli Galli Sim Sim character Raya for the "Cleaner, Healthier, Happier" campaign.

Barnhart was the longest running member of the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q, portraying her original roles of Mrs. Thistletwat and all-purpose assistant, and understudying the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy T. Slut, for the show's entire six-year run. She briefly returned to her former roles in an Off-Broadway production of Avenue Q in 2013[3] and has consulted for regional productions of the show.

For the 2009/2010 Goodspeed production of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, Barnhart assumed the role of Madame Squirrel.





Jennifer Barnhart News

Legacy Theatre To Open New Musical AWESOMER AND AWESOMER in July Photo Legacy Theatre To Open New Musical AWESOMER AND AWESOMER in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

The team at The Legacy Theatre is bringing a powerhouse of a new work to the Legacy stage. Running July 7-16, Thursdays through Saturdays, is the second production of the Legacy's 2022 New Works Series - 'Awesomer and Awesomer.'

BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer A Photo BWW Review: THE NEW YORK POPS 39TH BIRTHDAY GALA at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2022

A true star-studded evening recently played Carnegie Hall as the New York Pops celebrates 39 years with a gala featuring the works of Kristen & Bobby Lopez,

'For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez at Carnegie Hall Photo 'For the First Time in Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez at Carnegie Hall' - More Photos & Info!
by James Blinken - Apr 28, 2022

On April 25, 2022, The New York Pops celebrated their 39th Birthday with their yearly gala (the first since 2019), honoring Broadway legends Kristen and Bobby Lopez in: 'For The First Time In Forever: The Songs Of Kristen And Bobby Lopez!' The EGOT winning duo is known for their works on Broadway for the long-running smash hit 'The Book of Mormon' and modern Disney classics such as 'Frozen.' They recently won an Emmy for their song 'Agatha All Along' from Marvel Studios' 'Wandavison.'

Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala Photo Photos: On The Red Carpet with the New York Pops Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

Last night, the best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and  Photo Photos: Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Caissie Levy & More Sing the Music of Kristen and Bobby Lopez with the New York Pops
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 26, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered at Carnegie Hall to join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez. View photos!

Photos: Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Rehearses for New York Pops 39th Annual Birthday  Photo Photos: Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble Rehearses for New York Pops 39th Annual Birthday Gala
by Team BWW - Apr 25, 2022

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc., has just announced that the Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble will mark its first live appearance with a 28- member cast at The New York Pops 39th annual Birthday Gala at Carnegie Hall on April 25, 2022.

Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure and Andrew Rannells Join The New  Photo Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure and Andrew Rannells Join The New York Pops For Kristen and Bobby Lopez Concert
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

Samantha Barks, Josh Gad, Maggie Lakis, Rob McClure, and Andrew Rannells will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez.

PopsEd Students Featured In The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala Concert At Carnegie  Photo PopsEd Students Featured In The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala Concert At Carnegie Hall, April 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2022

The New York Pops 39th Birthday Gala concert, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall will feature 27 participants from the orchestra's Kids on Stage program.

Kristen Bell, Caissie Levy & Betsy Wolfe to Join New York Pops for 39th Birthday Gala Photo Kristen Bell, Caissie Levy & Betsy Wolfe to Join New York Pops for 39th Birthday Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Kristen Bell (Film and Television star; voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), Caissie Levy (original Elsa in Frozen on Broadway) and Betsy Wolfe (originated leading role in world premiere of the Lopezes’ musical Up Here) will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala.

Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala Photo Jaime Camil, Santino Fontana, Patti Murin & More to Star in New York Pops Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2022

 The New York Pops today announced an initial line-up of guest artists for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

Jennifer Barnhart Videos

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More in THE NICE LIST- Airs December 1

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2020

Niceness makes the world-go-round and The Nice List gives us a jingletastic look inside Santa’s workshop as he puts his elves in charge of Christmas while he checks in on his mall “ambassadors.” The elves set out to show they are up to the task but find themselves in over their candy canes until Santa returns and puts everything in order just in time for the big Holiday.

BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE NICE LIST

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2020

This Christmas, Broadway artists are coming together virtually, with you, to prove we don't have to be together TO BE TOGETHER.

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Says Goodbye to AVENUE Q Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Says Goodbye to AVENUE Q

by Ben Cameron - Jun 18, 2019

Broadway Sessions bid farewell to Avenue Q recently. Current cast members as well as Q alumni joined together to celebrate the Tony winning musicals 16 year run in NYC. And yes, there was plenty of puppet action! Enjoy these highlights featuring Rick Lyon, Jennifer Barnhart, Ben Durocher, Lisa Helmi Johanson, Maggie Lakis, Erin Quill, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Sharon Wheatley, Joshua Holden, Imari Hardon, Jed Resnick as well as our Rising Star Cassandra Giovinne.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Responds to Homophobic Russian Government - Featuring Block, Rannells, Burstein, Urie & Many More!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2014

In the below parody, after the Russian Government shuts down all theatrical performances, deeming them to be homosexual propaganda, the outraged Russian Broadway community comes together and and responds with a witty performance of Love and Punishment.

Video: Cast of AVENUE Q Congratulates Lopez Team on Oscar Nom w/ 'Let It Go' Cover
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 22, 2014

Below, the cast of AVENUE Q expresses congratulations to Bobby (co-creator of AVE Q) & Kristen Lopez on their recent Oscar nomination with their own cover of 'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen.

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Cast Performs for Talks at Google!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2014

AVENUE Q's Jennifer Barnhart, Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby, Veronica Kuehn, Nick Kohn, Jed Resnick, and Danielle Kamilah Thomas just joined Alan Seales from Google for a special performance and Q&A. Check out the full appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Puppets Talk Michelle Bachman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2011

The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q celebrated same-sex marriage in the State of New York yesterday, July 24th when two of the show's stars - same-sex puppets Rod and Ricky -- exchanged vows in tandem with their flesh and blood Brothers and Sisters (and straight couples, too!), who were married on the historic day of same-sex marriage in New York. Click below to watch the puppets chat about MIchelle Bachman, marriage equality and more!

STAGE TUBE: Inside Ricky and Rod's Gay Wedding!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2011

The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q celebrated same-sex marriage in the State of New York yesterday, July 24th when two of the show's stars - same-sex puppets Rod and Ricky -- exchanged vows in tandem with their flesh and blood Brothers and Sisters (and straight couples, too!), who were married on the historic day of same-sex marriage in New York. Go inside the ceremony by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
by Eddie Varley - Aug 14, 2009

On Thursday, August 13 - one month before its final performance on Broadway -the cast of AVENUE Q appeared on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed - for the first time in AVENUE Q's 6-year history - 'The Internet is For Porn' on National Television.

STAGE TUBE: AVENUE Q Performs 'The More You Ruv Someone' On Fox's Good Day NY
by Eddie Varley - Aug 13, 2009

This morning, Thursday, August 13th - one month before its final performance on Broadway - AVENUE Q appeared on Fox's Good Day New York .


Jennifer Barnhart Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jennifer Barnhart been in?
Jennifer Barnhart has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jennifer Barnhart been in?
Jennifer Barnhart has not appeared in the West End