Sesame Street does not appear on any New York City maps, but that is exactly the route that Stephanie D’Abruzzo took to get to Broadway when she joined the cast of the Robert Lopez/Jeff Marx musical Avenue Q. A puppeteer on Sesame Street since 1993, D’Abruzzo played two very different puppet characters in the show – Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut. She won the 2004 Theatre World for her dual role and was nominated for both a Tony Award® and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.
On Sesame Street, she performed a version of the REM song “Shiny Happy People” called “Furry Happy Monsters” with members of the group. She has also appeared on the television series Scrubs, and made her cabaret debut at Birdland in 2005.