Andy Hayward is a puppeteer and puppet designer whose professional experience in the world
of film, television and theatrical puppetry spans over ten years.
Andy has performed Muppet characters in Sesame Street productions such as Elmo's Christmas
Countdown, Kids' Favorite Country Songs, The Get Healthy Now Show and The Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade. Andy also served as a puppet specialist for Disney and was a featured
performer in stage productions of Playhouse Disney Live and Disney's Ugly Bug Ball. Other film
and television credits include The Money Mammals, The Cousins' Club, Igby's Day Off and
Disney's Golden Screams.
Andy's work in the field of puppet design and fabrication began with Vee Corporation's Costumes
& Creatures Workshop, where he participated in the construction and refurbishment of familiar
Muppet characters for Sesame Street Live and Bear in the Big Blue House Live. Additionally,
Andy assisted with characters for corporate clients including Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Disney,
General Mills, Discovery Network, Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company.
Independently, Andy has created puppet characters for personal clients such as Roman Coppola
Studio, Kidney Health Australia, West Advertising, David C. Cook Publishing, California State
Parks, Second City, BMI Musical Theater Workshop, Pulp Gamer, Transylvania Television,
Easy Peasy, Eco For Kids, and dozens of additional performers and productions worldwide.