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John Tartaglia

Birth Place: Maple Shade, New Jersey, USA

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John Tartaglia BIO

John is executive producer and star of Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites" (now airing worldwide). Tartaglia earned a Tony Award® nomination for his performance in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Avenue Q, for which he originated the roles of Princeton and Rod. Tartaglia was most recently seen on Broadway starring as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. A 10-year veteran of "Sesame Street," Tartaglia is one of the youngest puppeteers ever to perform on the show, starting at the age of 16. In addition to his work on "Sesame Street," he also starred in Sesame Workshop's innovative English as a Foreign Language project, "Sesame English," which currently airs worldwide. Tartaglia has also appeared on Disney Channel's "Bear in the Big Blue House" and "JoJo's Circus" and Discovery Channel's "Animal Jam." He is a past host of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts.

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John Tartaglia STAGE CREDITS

[St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2008

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005

[Las Vegas]
Las Vegas Production, 2005
Princeton, Rod

Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles


New York Concert, 2003

[New York]
Reading, 2003

Broadway Transfer, 2003


Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003



Encores! Concert, 2002

Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]

[New York]
Reading, 2000

John Tartaglia Productions

[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2018]
[Off-Broadway, 2010]



John Tartaglia Movies

[2012]Silent But Deadly Dale

[2013]Shrek the Musical Pinocchio, Magic Mirror, Dragon Puppeteer

[2016]Elmo's World: Elmo Wonders Firetruck

John Tartaglia TV Shows

Word Party Kip

John Tartaglia Awards and Nominations

John Tartaglia Videos

John Tartaglia News

NYC Roundtrip Bus and Theater Ticket Package Available THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse is offering a New York City bus and theater package endeavor for the 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, October 22 of “The Rocky Horror Show”.

Bucks County Playhouse Education Offers Education Classes for Fall 2023

Bucks County Playhouse announced the lineup of education programs being offered this fall.

Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.

Bucks County Playhouse to Offer Charter Bus Trips From NYC For BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Starring Kate Baldwin

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is offering a special opportunity for New York City area theatre lovers to see its acclaimed production of “The Bridges of Madison County” starring Kate Baldwin (“Finnian's Rainbow,” “Hello, Dolly!') and Nicholas Rodriquez (“Tarzan,” “The Sound of Music” national tour) with a new, bus and theater package.


Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will welcome members of the original, Tony Award-winning company of the musical Avenue Q for a special edition of their lockdown roundtable series, Stars in the House.

STARS IN THE HOUSE To Host 20th Anniversary Reunion Of Todd Graff's Film CAMP

Join the STARS IN THE HOUSE livestreamed concert and reunion as they host the 20th Anniversary Reunion of Todd Graff's film CAMP. Featuring the film's writer and director, Todd Graff, along with cast members Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, and more.

Norm Lewis, Krysta Rodriguez, Patina Miller & More to Join 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS

Get all the details about the star-studded 9th Annual VOICES: STARS FOR FOSTER KIDS event, including the latest lineup additions and information on the date and location. Don't miss out on this amazing event in support of foster kids.

Video: Celebrate 20 Years of AVENUE Q

20 years ago, Avenue Q opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for over six years and 2534 performances. Watch videos from throughout the show's Broadway journey!

Kate Baldwin & Rodriguez to Star in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Bucks County Playhouse

Get ready for a captivating evening of romance as Kate Baldwin and Nicholas Rodriguez star in the Tony-winning musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Bucks County Playhouse.Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience.

John Lloyd Young, Country Singers, and DAILY SHOW Writers to Play Bucks County Playhouse This Summer

Tony and Grammy winner, John Lloyd Young, four Emmy-nominated writers from “The Daily Show” and hit country songwriters will take to the stage of the iconic Bucks County Playhouse in July and August when the theatre presents these visiting artists.


The Muny and director John Tartaglia have staged an enchanted and epic tale as old as time for the second show of the Muny’s 105th season. This production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is like no other production you’ve experienced before. The opulent scenic design, the elegant set decoration, the stunning costumes, the intricate choreography, the magical orchestrations and vocal arrangements are produced on the grandest of scale crafting a multi-layered technical theatre experience to enhance the exceptional performances of a richly talented cast. Tartaglia’s vision and leadership allowed his actors and creative teams to produce a luxurious show that is a visual, auditory and emotional indulgence.

Photos: First Look As BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants The Muny!

The Muny has released first look photos of the family favorite Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30. See stars Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, Kelvin Moon Loh, and the whole cast in action below!

Video: First Look at Ben Crawford, Ashley Blanchet & More in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Muny

Get a first look at footage of Beauty and the Beast at The Muny!

The Muny's Grace Marie Rusnica Takes Over Our Instagram Today!

Tune in to our Instagram story today as Grace Marie Rusnica takes you behind the scenes of The Muny's Beauty and the Beast!

Video: Go Inside Rehearsal for DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST at The Muny

Check out a sneak peek video of the first day of rehearsal for Disney's Beauty & the Beast at The Muny, starring Ashley Blanchet, Ben Crawford, Claybourne Elder, Ann Harada, and more!

The Muny's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Announces Full Cast, Design, and Production Teams

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny family favorite Disney's Beauty and the Beast, June 22 -30.

Listen: Billy Recce Releases New Single 'Come Out'

BILLY RECCE has released his effervescent new single “Come Out” on all digital and streaming platforms. Listen now!

Andy Mientus, Krystina Alabado & Noah J. Ricketts to Star in TICK, TICK...BOOM! at Bucks County Playhouse

Andy Mientus (“Spring Awakening”), Krystina Alabado (“Mean Girls”) and Noah J. Ricketts (“Disney’s Frozen”) will star in a new production of Jonathan Larson’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!” as part of Bucks County Playhouse’s 2023 Season. 


John Tartaglia has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

John Tartaglia has not appeared in the West End

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Avenue Q and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Avenue Q .

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Avenue Q.

John Tartaglia has written 1 shows including Imaginocean (Bookwriter).

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