Executive Producer, Sesame Street
Benjamin Lehmann is the Executive Producer for Sesame Street, where he oversees the creative direction and the production teams for the iconic children’s show. He is responsible for the production of all content experiences across broadcast and digital platforms for Sesame Street and is also a director for the series.
Lehmann has been with the show for 15 years and has won multiple awards, including 9 Emmy Awards and 4 Producer’s Guild Awards for his work as a director and producer. Most recently, Lehmann and the Sesame Street producer’s team won a Primetime Emmy for the Holiday Special: Once Upon A Sesame Street Christmas. Ben also directed this fall’s season-launching special: The Magical Wand Chase, which bowed on HBO on Nov. 11, 2017.
Lehmann currently co-chairs the Community Action Committee for the Producers Guild East (where he is a former two-term Executive Committee member), helping to connect film and television productions with volunteer opportunities.
Prior to Sesame Street, Lehmann was an independent producer, cinematographer, and director with his own production company; his work spanned feature films and television.
Lehmann received a BA from Colorado University, Boulder. He grew up in Paris, France and Los Angeles, CA and now lives in Astoria, Queens with his wife and two children.
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