Thomas Meehan Biography

Gender: Male

Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony for co-writing the book for Hairspray, the 2001 Tony for the book of The Producers and the 1977 Tony for the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show. He has since written the books for Young Frankenstein, I Remember Mama, Ain't Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks and Bombay Dreams. He is a long-time contributor of humor, including "Yma Dream," to The New Yorker; an Emmy-winning television writer; and a collaborator on screenplays, including Mel Brooks' Spaceballs, To Be or Not to Be and The Producers. He is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.

Thomas Meehan Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Death Takes a Holiday
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Cry-Baby
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Musical
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Choreography
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Best Musical
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Book
Thomas Meehan, Annie
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical
Thomas Meehan, Annie
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Book of a Musical
Thomas Meehan, Annie