Julianne Buescher is an award-winning actor, voice artist, writer/producer, and Second City Improvisation alum who performed her first Henson character on the TV series Dinosaurs. Since then, she's become a Los Angeles based Henson regular, performing hundreds of characters in such shows as Sesame Street, Muppets Tonight, Muppet Classic Theater, Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, and in Creature Shop projects including The Country Bears, George of the Jungle, and Frances (as Gloria and Albert). She is also one of the few performers utilizing the Henson Digital Performance System, bringing real-time digital puppets to life in such products as The Skrumps (as Raisins), Sid the Science Kid (as May and Grandma, and Nunu in the full length feature), and Sprout Channel's "Coo" the Cuckoo Bird.
Buescher is a founding member of Puppet Up! - Uncensored (Jim Henson's Puppet Improv), in which she performs Piddles, the translation weasel, Pretty Girl, and many others. Buescher has performed with the troupe since 2005 and continues to perform in Stuffed and Unstrung. She designed and built many of the new puppets created for the show - including Piddles, Pretty Girl, Duck Boy, Claude Bigfoot, Al the Alien, Herman Monster, and others. Buescher also redressed the recycled puppets - including Girleen, Odie, Gopher Tortoise, and Professor Ape.
Buescher performed Piddles the Pug with Cee Lo Green on the 2011 Grammy Awards.
She was asked to join the Broadway cast of "Avenue Q" but turned it down, choosing to travel with "Puppet Up"! to Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand's South Island, Tokyo, Aspen, Vegas, and back to New York (as Stuffed and Unstrung).
Henson Alternative creditsEdit
- Puppet Up!
- Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del: Louisa Cappellini
- Stuffed and Unstrung
- Puppet Up! - Uncensored (television special): Piddles, Weasel, Hot Dog, Mouse, Leopard Girl, Woman