Klaus Esch is a German opera singer and actor who has performed Samson on Sesamstrasse from 1992 to 2010, with live appearances lasting into 2012, and episodes featuring the character airing well into 2014.
In opera, the imposing, bass-voiced Esch's credits include the cook in Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges, Mozart's Kidnapping, and Verdi's Falstaff.
- Sesamstrasse Fanclub interview (in German)
- Profile, in German
- Sesamstrasse.de - Video: Esch's final Samson performance to date (posted 2012-11-22)