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I have had the joy of lending my voice to Muppet characters on Sesame Street for many years. Most of my recordings for the show have gone uncredited, but the time has come for the Big Reveal. You might say I am like the Marni Nixon of the Sesame Street Muppets. Just as Ms. Nixon dubbed the voices of Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, and Natalie Wood in the great movie musicals, I lay claim to the voices of international pig celebrity Sooey Oinker, country porker Hammy Swinette, and bovine pop sensation Mariah Cowey. Over the years, I have played worms, amphibians, monsters, balls, chairs, numbers, letters, vegetables, and more! Here are some of my favorite videos from the show.

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Lokk & Listen to Sooey Oinker perform - A New Way to Walk Look & Listen to Mariah Cowey sing - Some Hay

Click here to view the Ceral Girl VideoLook & Listen to Hammy Swinette sing - Stand by Your CanLook & Listen o The Sublime Miss M sing - You Gotta Have M

Lokk & Listen to the Oinker Sisters sing - This Little Piggy Went To Market

 

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There is nothing more exciting (and terrifying) than singing on a "live" radio show! The first four tracks below are from my NPR days. Some of the happiest moments of my life were spent singing with The Coffee Club Orchestra! When I was on A Prairie Home Companion, also known for a while as the American Radio Company of the Air, we traveled with an all-star big band conducted by Rob Fisher. Most of the arrangements were done by Russell Warner. The fifth tune, Bewitched, is a "live" performance from Wall-to-Wall Richard Rodgers, broadcast on WNYC from Symphony Space. My arrangement is by Dick Lieb, Lanny Meyers is on piano, and Elliot Lawrence conducts. And for those of you interested in hearing some of my quirky voices, the last track below says it all!

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Ivy Austin Voice Demo
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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
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Ivy Austin Voice Demo

 

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DISCOGRAPHY:

Sing! Songs of Joe Raposo
Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra
Sesame Road
Born to Add
Splish Splash: Bathtime Fun
Sing-Along Travel Songs
Silly Songs
Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
Sesame Street Platinum-All Time Favorites
Elmopalooza!
We Are All Earthlings
I'm Green and I'm Proud
Signs of the Times from Moo-town Rocords
Sesame Street Kids Favorite Songs
Sesame Street Best
Cheap Thrills
Elmo in Grouchland
New York City Opera Candide
Lady Be Good!
Wall to Wall Richard Rodgers
Selected Shorts: A Night at the Office
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Grease 2
The Count's Countdown
Count it Higher
Sing Me a Silly Song
Sesame Street Signs
Dance Along
Let's Eat
Bird is the Word
C is for Cookie
Sesame Street Platinum Too
A Prairie Home Companion: English Majors
A Prairie Home Christmas
A Prairie Home Companion 20th Anniversary Collection
Pretty Good Picks

FILMOGRAPHY:

Grease 2
High Strung
Aaron's Magic Village (or The Real Schlemiel) Animation
The Tale of Peter Rabbit (TV movie)
The Charmkins (TV short)
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina (TV movie)
Sesame Street Stays Up Late (TV special)
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (TV movie)
Babes (TV series)
Animaniacs (TV series)
Doug (TV series)

PRINCIPAL MUPPET VOICES ON SESAME STREET:

Mariah Cowey
Gloria Esteworm
Hammy Swinette
The Sublime Miss M
Cereal Girl
Soo-ey Oinker of The Oinker Sisters

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