Sara Bareilles (b 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She achieved mainstream success the hit singles "Love Song", "King of Anything" and "Brave." She also composed the songs, and occasionally portrayed Jenna, for the 2015 musical Waitress.
Bareilles appeared in Sesame Street's 46th season. She taped a segment with Abby Cadabby in Los Angeles on April 1, 2015. Bareilles said appearing on Sesame Street was one of her "lifelong dreams." The following month, Bareilles served as the musical guest for the 2015 Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala.
In the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off hosted by Nick Lachey, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman; the season winner was Pentatonix. Bareilles also appeared on the NBC sitcoms 30 Rock and Community.