1979 BFA (Sculpture and Art Education) University of Massachusetts, Amherst


“Master of Puppets,” by Jason Cook, Cape Cod Life Magazine, May 2010
“Ed Christie, Bug Buff,” Boston Magazine, July 2009
“Christie builds puppets for the world, no strings attached,” Provincetown Banner, Dec 4, 2008
“Muppet Master: A Truro artist breathes life into residents of Sesame Street,” by Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe, Dec 12, 2008
“The Main Streets and Back Roads of Provincetown,” Chronicle, WCVB-TV, May 15, 2007
“The Man With Quite a Hand in ‘Carnival!,’ ” by Peter Marks, Washington Post, February 22, 2007, p. C01
“The World According to Sesame Street”, PBS, October 24, 2006
“Sunny Day… Sweeping the Clouds Away,” by Kathleen Comstock, Cape Cod Magazine, August 2005, pp. 46-50
“Showcase for Muppets,” by Peter Marks, New York Times, February 8, 2002
Quilting With the Muppets, by the Jim Henson Company (C&T: Lafayette, CA),  2000
The Muppets Big Book of Crafts, by the Muppet Workshop (Workman: New     York), 1999
The Muppets Make Puppets, Cheryl Henson and the Muppet Workshop ( Workman: New York), 1994
Jim Henson: The Works — The Art, the Magic, the Imagination, Christopher Finch (Random House: New York), 1993 p. 65


8 Emmy Awards (1981, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001–2004) for puppet design of  Sesame Street
Oasis of Peace Award (1998) for Rechov Sumsum/Shara’a Simsim, the Israel/Palestine production of Sesame Street

Work Experience

Ed Christie began at the Jim Henson Company in 1978 as an intern at the New York Muppet Workshop while still enrolled at the University of Massachusetts.. He has since designed and built puppet characters on most of Henson’s productions, including the TV series The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Jim Henson Hour, and Bear in the Big Blue House; the films The Muppet Movie, The Dark Crystal, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppets From Space; and the stage musicals Carnival! (Encores! at City Center) and Little Shop of Horrors. He has designed and built Muppet characters for Sesame Street in both its domestic and many international productions, including China, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, Mexico, Israel/Palestine, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Great Britain, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates. Outside of Henson, Ed has designed and built puppets for the Broadway productions of Doonesbury and Sugar Babies and the Kennedy Center’s 2007 revival of Carnival!