Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath

American singer and actor best known for playing the human character Bob on Sesame Street add

Category: Music

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (78%), Michigan (11%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Michael Gordon (composer), Mitch Miller, Will Lee

Linked to: University of Michigan, University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, Postmedia Network, University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

 

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Bob McGrath was born in 1932 add something


1954

McGrath is a 1954 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Music add something


1959

He worked with Mitch Miller and was the featured tenor on Miller's television singalong series "Sing Along with Mitch" for five seasons from 1959 to 1964 add something


1978

McGrath has said that his two favorite moments on "Sesame Street" were "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" , and the 1983 sequence that candidly addressed the death of longtime character Mr. Hooper, played by Will Lee who had died the previous year add something


1995

In 1995, he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award add something


1998

Michael Gordon (composer) - The opera "Chaos", with libretto by Matthew Maguire premiered at The Kitchen in New York in autumn 1998 with stage direction by Bob McGrath


2004

Michael Gordon (composer) - Again directed by Bob McGrath, the work premiered at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in February 2004 with the American Composers Orchestra and combines Bill Morrison's stunning archival and original footage of New York with Laurie Olinder's photographic projections of the urban landscape


2006

On March 3, 2006, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan for this work by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Lynda Haverstock add something


2010

On April 10, 2010, he was the first recipient of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Lifetime Achievement Award add something


2013

He was given the Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award in 2013 by the Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall add something


2016

In July 2016, Sesame Workshop announced that McGrath would not return to the show for its 47th season due to the fact they would be re-tooling the series, but they did say that McGrath would continue to represent them at public events add something


2017

Loretta Long - As of 2017, Long's character Susan, along with Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch , is one of only two remaining original characters who are still played by the actors who originated the roles, although Bob McGrath still appears on an itinerant basis