Muraoka to Join Annual White House Easter Egg Roll


Alan Muraoka with some of his "Sesame Street" friends.

Alan Muraoka with his “Sesame Street” friends Abby, Elmo and Cookie Monster.

WASHINGTON — Alan Muraoka, who is in the cast of “Sesame Street,” has been invited to participate in the White House 2015 Easter Egg Roll program to be held at the White House on Monday, April 6.

Among the invitees are athletes, members of the “Sesame Street” staff, fitness experts, famous chefs, and many others who will celebrate First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program.

Muraoka has been a regular on “Sesame Street” for more than 15 years, acting as the proprietor of Mr. Hooper’s Store. He has also directed an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show and heads the staff on the annual Macy’s Parade every Thanksgiving Day.

Muraoka, son of Victor and the late Carol Muraoka, was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended UCLA, where he majored in theater arts. He has been in many Broadway shows and starred in “Miss Saigon” in 1994. He is also busy with commercials, print work and directing shows in many states.

He directed “Asian Americans on Broadway” at the Aratani/Japan America Theater in 2007 and was a member of L.A.’s East West Players prior to going to New York and joining in the casts of “Guys and Dolls,” “Westside Story,” “The King and I,” “Miss Saigon,” and more.

The Easter egg roll will take place on the South Lawn with the Marine Corps Band and the stars and athletes showing the kids how to have fun and stay active. The children will also participate in egg dyeing, Japanese woodblock printing, races, egg hunts, and watching magicians and costumed characters.

The program will be shown live on on April 6 from 7:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.



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