Ann Harada





2/3/1964 , Honolulu, Hawaii

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Ann Harada was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She attended the Punahou School in Honolulu for high school and Brown University for college. She preformed in the early workshops of "Seusical the Musical" and "Mdm. Butterfly," soon out of collge.

Ann is best known for originating the role of Christmas Eve, a heavily-accented Japanese (although the only language Ann speaks besides English is Pig Latin)therapist, in the satirical smash hit Broadway musical "Avenue Q". (She was also the understudy for the Bad Idea Bears, but never played the roles). She has played the role since the very first performance of the show at the York Theatre in 2000 and left the Broadway company on 26 February 2006. Ann had a great time with Avenue Q - her favorite number is "For Now."

Ann currently lives in New York City's upper west side. She recently had a son and is married. She supports the charities BC/EFA and Heifer International.