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As a director of both television and theatre, Mr. Muraoka received a 2021 Emmy Award for producing and co-directing Sesame Street:

The Power of We. He also received a 2021 NAACP Image Award nomination as Best Director for this show.

He was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards for Sesame Street: See Us Coming Together, an AANHPI special which introduced the first Korean American muppet named Ji-Young.

He co-directed Sesame Street: Family Day, which introduced the first same-sex family to the show.

He also has been a season director of Sesame Street since 2021.

Mr. Muraoka received critical praise for his Off-Broadway revival of Falsettoland (National Asian American Theater Company).

Other New York credits include:

Avenue Q (off-Broadway Resident Director), Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder (2022 Telly Award Winning Virtual Production), The Nice List (Virtual Musical), Elizabeth Ward Land: Still Within The Sound of my Voice (2020 Bistro Award Winner), The Report (NY Fringe Festival), Kung Fu (SignatureTheatre-Assistant Director), Ann Harada: American Songbook (Lincoln Center), Telly Leung: Playlist and What Makes a Man? (54 Below), Grand Hotel (NYU/Cap 21), John Tartaglia AD-LIBerty (Joe's Pub), & Christmas Eve With Christmas Eve (BC/EFA Benefits).


Regionally: Clue (Dallas Theatre Center), Elf (Pioneer Theatre), Gold Mountain (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Awesomer & Awesomer (Legacy Theatre), South Pacific (Olney Theatre), Once On This Island (Olney Theatre), At the Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City: The King and I, Xanadu, Disney’s High School Musical and Disney’s High School Musical 2.

Other regional credits include Disney's High School Musical (MUNY, Casa Manana), Urinetown (Trinity University), and Associate Director for Up In The Air (Kennedy Center).He has directed for Jazz at Lincoln Center and for the ABC Talent Showcase.

Mr. Muraoka is a graduate of UCLA, where he received the Carol Burnett Musical Comedy Award for performance. He was also the 2004 recipient of the APEX Inspiration Award and the FCC's 2007 Role Model of the Year Award.

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