John Tartaglia


John Tartaglia Trivia


  • Trivia

    • John has three cats: Mia, Keisha, and Sebastian; and one cocker spaniel puppy: Dora.

    • John is double-jointed in his shoulders and pinky fingers.

    • He played the part of Lumiere in the Broadway version of "Beauty and the Beast". He started on November 21, 2006 and continued until the show closed on July 29, 2007.

    • He is one of the youngest puppeteers ever to perform on Sesame Street (he began part-time at 16 and full-time at 18).

    • At the after-party of his last performance in "Avenue Q," he wore a red Adidas track suit. This was a tongue-in-cheek reference to Idina Menzel's last performance in Wicked in which she wore the same suit.

    • Movie Credits:

      Sesame Street 4D - Oscar
      Love the Hard Way - Jack
      Sesame Street 'A Is for Asthma' - Assorted Muppets

    • TV Credits:

      Johnny and the Sprites - Johnny
      Play With Me Sesame - Ernie
      The 59th Annual Tony Awards - Himself
      Broadway on Broadway - Himself
      The 58th Annual Tony Awards - Himself
      Sesame Street - Assorted Roles
      Sesame English - Tingo

    • Theatre Productions:

      Avenue Q
      Neussical The Musical: 2006 Edition

    • Quotes:

      John Tartaglia: (About Avenue Q) It's opened a lot of doors for me,a year and a half ago I was walking down Broadway and looking up at the theaters and thinking, Oh, my God, that's my dream to be there. I was just praying that someday I'd get to walk through the stage door and work at a Broadway theater.

    • John can be heard in all songs on the Avenue Q soundtrack except for "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today," "There's A Fine, Fine Line," "The More You Ruv Someone," and "Schadenfreude."

  • Quotes