Spencer Lott started performing with Sesame Street in 2016. Some highlights include playing the letter K, a rockstar rock, and a head of cabbage named Kyle.
In 2019, Lott originated the role of Samuel, Julia’s neurotypical older brother, and he is thrilled to be a part of Sesame Street’s autism initiative. Lott’s other TV credits include Helpsters (Apple+), Disney’s The Muppets (50th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade), America’s Got Talent, SpongeBob As Told By… , Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas, The Puppy Bowl, Hello Tomorrow! (Apple TV+) and the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors. Lott helmed the team that recreated the iconic puppets from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (starring Tom Hanks) and was the lead puppeteer. Additional film credits include The Relationtrip (SXSW) and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Lott co-wrote and directed the short puppet film Melvin the Birder, which was included in Heather Henson’s “Handmade Puppet Dreams” film series and received the 2014 PDN Photo Annual Award.
Lott has received multiple grants from the Jim Henson Foundation for his original theatrical work, which has been presented at Dixon Place, HERE Arts, LaMama, Little Island, and Lincoln Center. He’s a creative producer for Trusty Sidekick Theater Company and a co-founder at Simple Mischief Studio, working on projects for HBO Max, Paramount, and Nickelodeon.