Saltzman created the Muppet character of Placido Flamingo for Sesame Street and wrote more than 50 songs, including "Caribbean Amphibian" and "I've Got a New Way to Walk." At that time, Saltzman was also writing cabaret shows and musicals that played at The Ballroom, Sobo Rep, 13th Street Theater, and The Village Gate, where he co-wrote the long-running revue A, My Name is Alice.
Other TV work
For CBS, Saltzman wrote Ms. Santa Claus, a holiday musical movie starring Angela Landsbury, with songs written by Broadway legend Jerry Herman. His TV movie, The Red Sneakers, directed by and starring Gregory Hines, aired on Showtime in 2004 and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award. For cable tv's here! network Mark wrote the screenplay for Third Man Out based on the novel by Richard Stevenson. In 2007, Mark served as writer-producer of the Emmy-nominated Disney channel show "Johnny and the Sprites," starring John Tartaglia
Episodes Mark Wrote
What Does Blue Need? (with John Morning)
A Snowy Day (with Angela C. Santomero)
What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? (with Angela C. Santomero and Jennifer Brackenbury)
Draw Along With Blue (with Adam Peltzman)