Jen Barnhart


Jen's Biography

Puppeteer Jennifer Barnhart performs Sesame Street's Gladys the Cow and Mama Bear.

She is an original cast member (Outer Critics Circle Award) of the Broadway musical Avenue Q and she is also a puppeteer for the musical television show Johnny and the Sprites.

Barnhart earned her B.F.A in Acting with a Concentration in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut before launching her puppetry career on Animal Planet's Once Upon a Tree. From there, Jennifer was cast as mother lioness Cleo on PBS's Between the Lions, where she further honed her skills as a puppeteer before joining Sesame Street.