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Luis Santeiro, left, with Nancy Sans and Sesame Street Live choreographer Patti Colombo

Luis G. Santeiro (b. October 9) is a Cuban-American playwright and television writer who has been a member of the Sesame Street writing staff since 1978. In this role he has shared a number of Emmys won for Best Writing in a Children's Series.

His other work for Children's Television Workshop includes penning Sesame Street, Special, writing lyrics for a number of songs including "Dentist of Seville" and "Todos un Pueblo," and developing the Troubles the Cat segments on Big Bag.

Two of his common collaborators on Sesame Street songs include Joe Raposo and Stephen Lawrence.

Santeiro also created the bilingual 1970s television sitcom Quรฉ Pasa, U.S.A.? and in August 2017 published his memoir Dancing with Dictators: A Family's Journey from Pre-Castro Cuba to Exile in the Turbulent Sixties.

Writing Credits

Sesame Street episodes written by Santeiro include:[1]

Sesame Street Song Credits


  1. โ†‘ trusted source via User:Scarecroe

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