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Megan Piphus is living the dream. A ventriloquist and singer, as the six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer. She is with our Kids Crew for the full hour, sharing songs, stories, and inspiration.

This time on The Children’s Hour, we’re joined by Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer, Megan Piphus. Portraying six year old Muppet Gabrielle, Megan is living her dream life on the street she came to know as a tiny child. Megan is a self trained ventriloquist and she shares some of her secrets with the Kids Crew.  

Megan has just released her first children’s album called Spaceships & Dreams. The hip hop and soulful release was a collaboration with Bootsy Collins of Parliament fame.  Megan learned to sing at church, where her dad was the pastor. 

Hear tracks from her new album, and get captivated and inspired by Megan Piphus’s incredible success and achievements to make Sesame Street more diverse.

This episode was produced by Katie Stone, our Executive Producer, our Senior Producer, Christina Stella, post production from Ann Marie Awad, and transcription by Alexander Jacobson. 

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Playlist: Living The Dream

Sing (feat. Danielle Houch, Jenny De Los Santos, Brianna Vieyra, Evelyn Maldonado & Dotz Blind Children's Choir)Rena StroberImagine That! The Sesame Street Music of Joe Raposo & Jeff Moss
Make U ProudMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams
Every Lyric Has A HomeMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams
Flash LightParliamentGreatest Hits (The Bomb) - Parliament
Take the L Train (To Brooklyn)Brooklyn Funk EssentialsCool and Steady and Easy
How Do You Know?Sesame Street's Tamir, Sesame Street's Gabrielle, Elmo & Abby CadabbyComing Together
Problems & AnswersMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams
Trouble in MindElla JenkinsSharing Cultures with Ella Jenkins and Children from the LaSalle Language Academy of Chicago
The People in Your NeighborhoodSesame Street's Bob & The Sesame Street Anything MuppetsSesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites
Sunny SlothMonster RallyFlowering Jungle
Spaceships & DreamsMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams
Find That LightMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams
I Am Love, I Am LightFYUTCH & Aura VI Am Love, I Am Light - Single
I BelieveShine & The MoonbeamsAll One Tribe
BluetifulMay & Them PupsSpaceships & Dreams

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