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Sunday, July 23 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
From the Big, Blue House to Broadway: Childhood Nostalgia Meets Musical Theater

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From the big, blue house to Sesame Street, these childhood icons are taking the big stage in so many incredible ways. This panel features Alan Muraoka (Sesame Street, Aladdin on Broadway), Noel Macneal (Bear in the Big Blue House, Little Shop of Horrors), and Chris Sullivan and Anthony Veneziale(Electric Company, Freestyle Love Supreme). Although each of their journeys might be different, this panel will explore the intersections between children's media and programming and Broadway. Get ready for a blast from the past!

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Noel Macneal

 Noel Macneal is a native New Yorker born & raised in Central Harlem, and began his career in the fall of 1982 on “Sesame Street.” From there he’s become a puppeteer, a writer, a lyricist, a director, a producer, and an author. His latest book is his life-story-so-far entitled... Read More →
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Alan Muraoka

As an actor, Mr. Muraoka is most recognizable for his role in the Emmy Award winning series, Sesame Street, where he has played "Alan," the proprietor of Hooper's Store for the past 21 seasons. With Sesame he has performed concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and with the... Read More →
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Chris Sullivan

Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan is an American actor and vocal percussionist. He is best known as being a regular cast member on the American children's public television show The Electric Company as Shock. His work on the show includes beatboxing. Sullivan was also a producer of the show... Read More →
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Julia Schemmer

Julia Schemmer is a MBA student at Wilmington University and a puppeteer based in New York City and is absolutely ecstatic for the second year of our Puppetry on Broadway panel! Her career spans a far range of working across the entertainment industry - from working on the production... Read More →

Sunday July 23, 2023 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Soho Complex