DEBORAH GRAUSMAN is an actor, singer, voice-over artist, producer, and foodie. Currently, she can be heard as the voice of Smartie, Elmo’s new friend, on Sesame Street (HBO and PBS). In addition to her voice-over work, she has delighted audiences across the U.S. and Canada as Chava in the North American Tour of Fiddler on the Roof featuring the film’s star, Topol, and later, Harvey Fierstein. Off-Broadway/NYC credits include: A Stoop on Orchard Street and The Flood. Select regional credits include: Sharon in Master Class at Shakespeare & Company, Wendy in Peter Pan at Media Theatre, and Freddie in The Club at Berkshire Theatre Group. Select film credits include: Back to Plan A, Blackwell Summers Mysteries, and The Mend. While on tour with Fiddler, she produced Fiddlin’ Around, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with host, Harvey Fierstein. Other producing and fundraising efforts include the critically-acclaimed Broadway in the Berkshires, (with hosts Dick Cavett, John Douglas Thompson, and Chip Zien) for Shakespeare & Company, Broadway in Charlottesville for Charlottesville Opera, and A Taste of Fall, a foodie event, benefitting Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). Her voice has been heard on national campaigns for Subway “Eat Fresh,” Liberty Mutual, on promos for Food Network, and will be heard on the soon to be released audiobook, What the Night Sings (Penguin Random House). Deborah takes great pride in giving back and serves on the board of directors of two nonprofit organizations, the Edna Y. Schwartz Scholarship Fund which creates opportunities for young girls to attend the only single-sex arts summer program in the U.S. and Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) which provides food service career and employment opportunities for underserved youth through culinary education and on-the-job training. A native New Yorker, Deborah is a graduate of Duke University, has an adorable rescue kitty named Nellie, and has been cooking since age 4 with her father, Richard Grausman.