Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (also performing as Lolly) is a multi-faceted performer and puppeteer with a wide variety of characters and talents.
Carrara-Rudolph's television work spans a variety of acclaimed children's television programs, including "Sesame Street," on which she currently plays the newly introduced Abby Cadabby, and performing as the spunky sprite Ginger on the Disney Channel’s musical show “Johnny & The Sprites”. Leslie is also currently recording the character Nate, for PBS’s new animated series “Nate the Great” (based on the series of children's books). Leslie has also worked on a number of Henson Company productions and in the DVD series “Sesame Beginnings” for Sesame Workshop. Additionally, Carrara-Rudolph was a member of the PBS puppet tour that visited shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Carrara-Rudolph's stage credits include the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival with the Jim Henson Puppet Improv “Puppet Up”, as well as traveling to Australia with the group this year for two more comedy festivals.
Leslie has also has had success with her own one-woman cabaret-variety show, "Young at Heart” which she wrote and produced.
This CD also features Paul Rudolph who voices The Perry Combovers (the dino back up chorus), did the arrangements for "Lolly's Theme", "Spunkinsass", "Monster Muffins", and "Meat Cookies", and performs the background instrumentation on the CD. Also featured is Andy Howe on piano, who also did arrangements for "Pure Imagination", "Candy Man" and "Believe".
"Believe" and "Monster Muffins" by Barrett Lindsay-Steiner.
Also performing: Irene Soderberg, Grant Baciocco, Sofy Quintana and Heather Ashe.
For more info and the video versions of "Meat Cookies" and "Lolly's Theme", visit Leslie and Lolly at
www.lesliecarrara-rudolph.com / www.spunkinsass.com