Since May of this year, I have known that this was going to be Fran Brill's last year performing on "Sesame Street". However, I was asked at that time to please keep it quiet, which I did.
Well, it has now been officially announced that Fran Brill (Prairie Dawn & Zoe), the first female puppeteer hired by Jim Henson, has retired from "Sesame Street". No word yet on who will take over her beloved characters.
We ALL thank her for all the joy she has brought us and wish her all the best in her retirement.