Understudy Ann Sanders filled the role during her leave. Harada with husband Peter Litman welcomed their first child Elvis Harada Litman Nov. 1, 2004 at 4 AM, the actress told Playbill.com.
Harada returns to join her fellow original cast members Jennifer Barnhart, Natalie Venetia Belcon, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jordan Gelber, Rick Lyon and John Tartaglia. The actress has also been seen on Broadway in Seussical and M. Butterfly as well as the benefit concerts of Chess and Children of Eden.
Avenue Q sends up popular children's television shows such as "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company," while serving up a bounty of pop culture references and solving the mystery of the whereabouts of former "Diff'rent Strokes" child star Gary Coleman. The production bears the warning: "Full puppet nudity, not suitable for children."
Avenue Q plays at the Golden Theatre, 252 West 45 Street. For more information on the show and event, visit www.avenueq.com.