Karen Murphy as Niki's mom on Sesame English

Karen Murphy is an actress and singer, primarily on stage, who appeared in episodes of Sesame English as Niki's mom and grandma.

Murphy has performed in cabaret, including her one-woman show Torch Goddess, and on Broadway. She was in the original casts of 9 to 5 (as office drunk Margaret and understudying Kathy Fitzgerald) and All Shook Up, was a swing and Angela Lansbury's understudy for the 2009 revival of A Little Night Music, and replaced many roles in Titanic. Off-Broadway, she performed in Forbidden Broadway and received a 2009 Drama Desk Award nomination for the two-person show My Vaudeville Man!. Tours include White Christmas (housekeeper Martha), Les Miserables, Mary Poppins (Miss Andrew and the Bird Woman), and The Wizard of Oz (as the Wicked Witch of the West).

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