Frankie Cordero is a puppet builder and performer who has performed ensemble and right-handing work for Sesame Street, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float for several non-consecutive years, the 2005 Sesame Workshop Board of Trustees Dinner, the We Are Family music video, a production called Elmo's Wonderful World of Music, and Families Stand Together. His other credits include work on It's a Big Big World, Oobi, Jack's Big Music Show, Curious Buddies (Nick Jr.), and CSI- Las Vegas. He has also performed in spots for Comedy Central/McDonald's, Hasbro/Playskool, and MasterCard.
Frankie is also a director/producer/editor for videos, and has produced works for artists such as Tally Hall , Julia Nunes , and The Gregory Brothers . He co-produces the web series Corduroy Cat through Frankenstudio with his company partner Ken Berman, and composer Devin Shepherd.
Frankie also performs as a puppeteer for theater. He toured with groups such as Blair Thomas &Co, Walking With Dinosaurs- The Arena Spectacular! and Dramaton Theater, and performed at many NYC venues, including HERE, La MaMa ETC, Ontological, PS-122, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Opera, where he is one of three principal puppeteers who portray Sorrow, Cio Cio San's 3-year old boy in The Late Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly.
Among his awards are the 2004 Kevin Clash Scholarship for Puppeteers of Color, and the 2002 and 2004 Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry, as a student of The University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program.