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about leslie carrara-rudolph

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About Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie and Lolly on stage
Abby Cadabby and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, is a 5 time Daytime Emmy nominated performer of Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street. She is a multifaceted entertainer and artist who has dedicated her life to championing the arts through community outreach, workshops, and live shows.


She has enjoyed a residency at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre since 2017.  Her work there garnered her a Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award nomination for Musical Comedy Performer in 2019. Her shows at The Beechman have included What Just Happened, Moonlight Madness, and Bizarre Brunch. Other TV and film credits include: Splash and Bubbles (2017 Annie Award Nominee), Nature Cat, Johnny and The Sprites,  Animal Jam, ABC’s Muppets Tonight, A Muppet Christmas, The Simpsons,  and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.


Her work as the purple fairy has allowed her to perform at The White House, and with both The Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Leslie’s original musical Wake Up Your Weird enjoyed runs at The O'Neill Puppetry Conference and off-Broadway. Her radio-show-style podcast series, Lolly’s Radio Playdate received accolades from NPR.


Leslie and her signature character, candy-loving 5-year old Lolly Lardpop, spend their days helping families and communities navigate life creatively by providing joy through the arts to help them make a difference with their own unique voices.

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