Jennifer Barnhart. Photo: Marissa Kohn

AVENUE Q/Sesame Street’s Jennifer Barnhart Makes Cabaret Debut At The Laurie Beechman on March 31 and April 7

Jennifer Barnhart. Photo: Marissa Kohn
Jennifer Barnhart. Photo: Marissa Kohn

After years of playing well with others – whether singing backup for friends’ shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters – Jennifer Barnhart finally steps into the spotlight in her first solo cabaret, fittingly titled, “It’s About Time!” Alan Muraoka will direct two evenings of stories, silliness and song as Jennifer shares the journey that led her to two of the most famous streets in the world: Broadway and “Sesame Street”.

Performances will be on two consecutive Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm, March 31st and April 7th, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the Westbank Cafe on 42nd Street. Jennifer will be accompanied by music director Gary Adler, bassist Mary AnnMcSweeney, and percussionist Michael Croiter, all of whom were in the original Avenue Q orchestra. There will be special appearances by some other Avenue Q residents as well.

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Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero at The Met's Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang
Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero at The Met’s Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang

Jennifer Barnhart (Performer) was an Original Broadway Company member (Outer Critics Circle Award) of the smash Tony Award-winning hit Avenue Q, and she remained with the show in the role she created for its entire six-year run on Broadway. As a puppeteer, Jennifer has performed on numerous children’s television shows, most notably “Between the Lions,” “Bear in the Big Blue House,” “Johnny & the Sprites,” “Julie’s Greenroom” (with Julie Andrews, for Netflix), and “Sesame Street”, where she plays Zoe. Some favorite ‘human’ roles include: Lady Macbeth, Goneril and Veronica in God of Carnage (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Officer Randy in Superior Donuts (The Arden Theatre). She has also appeared on “Law & Order: SVU” (once as a puppeteer) and was the Speaker of the House on Season 5 of House of Cards. Jennifer’s voice can be heard on various educational apps, and as a narrator for the YA novel The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle (Penguin/Random House). Website: Follow on Instagram: #iamjenbarnhart

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