THE SCREENING ROOM: Over 20 Stars, Including Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, Visit "Sesame Street" (Video)

By Playbill Staff
October 20, 2012

Five-time Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald recently appeared on the 43rd season of "Sesame Street" alongside Elmo, the furry and friendly red Muppet who stars in the new musical segment "Elmo the Musical."



McDonald, who appeared as a singing chicken in the new segment that focuses on imagination and math skills, is among the many Broadway, film and television stars who have taken trips to "Sesame Street" and performed alongside Elmo, Big Bird and their friends.

Here are appearances from Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sutton Foster, Nathan Lane, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Hugh Jackman, Tyne Daly and many more from over the years on the popular children's series.

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Audra McDonald as a singing chicken on "Elmo the Musical":

Lin-Manuel Miranda as a real estate salesman:

Sutton Foster singing "Lever Lover":

Harvey Fierstein performing "Everything's Coming Up Noses":

Rosie O'Donnell rapping with Elmo:

James Earl Jones reciting the alphabet:

A West Side Story medley on "Sesame Street":

Kristin Chenoweth as Ms. Noodle:

Hugh Jackman introducing the word "concentrate":

Robin Williams demonstrating the word "conflict":

Natalie Portman and Elmo playing "The Princess and the Elephant":

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs describing allergies:

Jim Parsons defining the word "arachnid":

Neil Patrick Harris singing "The Pajama Song":

Kara DioGuardi talking about pasta:

The cast of "Sesame Street" performing Les Matzarables:

The cast of "Sesame Street" performing SpiderMonster, The Musical:

Mandy Patinkin appearing as Officer George:

Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts with Elmo:

Lillias White sings "Every Bit of Litter Hurts":

White singing the "Simple Clapping Song":

Savion Glover teaching Snuffy how to tap dance:

The "Sesame Street" version of "Glee," entitled "G":

Tyne Daly singing "Different":

Nathan Lane performing "Sing":