Is best known for originating the roles of both Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the Broadway musical, "Avenue Q". Received a nomination for the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for playing Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" (which she lost to Idina Menzel for her performance in Wicked). Grew up near Pittsburgh before graduating from the Radio/Television/Film program at Northwestern University in 1993. In college Stephanie could often be caught watching (and, as it turns out, studying) "Sesame Street" there during the day. She also had a large collection of Muppet recordings. Stephanie's production of a puppet television show called "Freeform" was directed by Elizabeth Kirkscey and won the National College Emmy award for comedy. At Northwestern, Stephanie's other standout roles included Mildred in the short film "The Ballad of Hank and Mildred" and herself in "The Glance." While in college, she also performed with a campus improvisational comedy troupe. Is a fan of the play "Dame Edna". While growing up, Stephanie wanted to be an amalgam of Julie Andrews, Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters. Is a huge fan of "Scrubs".