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Thomas Meehan

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Book
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Book Writer
 
[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2017]
Playwright
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Book
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Book
 
[Broadway, 2007] [Replacement]
Book[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Book Revisions

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Libretto
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Thomas Meehan Biography

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

 
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 Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Best Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Best Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, The Producers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Book Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Annie
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Annie
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Thomas Meehan, Annie

Thomas Meehan News

ANNIE Comes To Thalia Mara Hall in May 2023 Photo ANNIE Comes To Thalia Mara Hall in May 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2022

Leapin' Lizards!  Broadway in Jackson has announced that an all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE will play at Thalia Mara Hall on May 3rd, 2023. Tickets for the Jackson engagement go on sale Friday, December 2nd, 2023.

Central Florida Community Arts Presents A Trio Of Holiday Events Photo Central Florida Community Arts Presents A Trio Of Holiday Events
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Central Florida Community Arts will ring in the holiday season with three exciting Christmas shows. Members from multiple CFCArts programs will bring to life different fun-filled shows throughout December, including the organization's annual extravaganza Winter Wonderland, the jazz performance A Big Band Christmas, and a youth performance of Elf the Musical.

Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!

Review: ELF THE MUSICAL, Dominion Theatre Photo Review: ELF THE MUSICAL, Dominion Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - Nov 25, 2022

When Elf The Musical last set foot in London, the critics noted its family appeal, the syrupy content and the extortionate ticket prices. Has much changed this time around?

Gas Lamp Players to Present ELF THE MUSICAL This Holiday Season Photo Gas Lamp Players to Present ELF THE MUSICAL This Holiday Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

Gas Lamp Players will bring Elf the Musical to Essex County as its annual Main Stage production. Four Shows will be staged at Ridgewood Avenue School Theater in Glen Ridge. Performances are Friday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday December 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

Hairspray will bring its tour to Proctors next month. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play Tuesday, December 6 - Sunday, December 11 in Schenectady at Proctors.

Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London Photo Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2022

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.

ELF, JR. Opens at St. John's UCC Next Month Photo ELF, JR. Opens at St. John's UCC Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Emmaus, residents will embrace their inner ‚Äúelf‚ÄĚ when STAR OF THE DAY presents their production of Elf The Musical Jr. The show featuring STAR OF THE DAY youth performers opens on December 2nd running through the 11th with six performances scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm.

ANNIE Comes To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts in January 2023 Photo ANNIE Comes To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts in January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Leapin' Lizards! ¬†Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today that the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE will play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from January 10‚Äď15, 2023.

Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 17, 2022

Based on John Waters' 1988 cult film of the same name, Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962. The story centers on a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she launches a campaign to integrate the show.

Thomas Meehan Videos

Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London Videoplay
Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 22, 2022

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at the New ANNIE National Tour Videoplay
Photos & Video: Get a First Look at the New ANNIE National Tour

by Show Highlights - Oct 11, 2022

Leapin‚Äô Lizards! Brand new publicity photos and promotional video of the new national tour of ANNIE have just been released. Check them out here! ANNIE is directed by Jenn Thompson, who at the age of 10 stepped into the role of ‚ÄúPepper‚ÄĚ in the Original Broadway production.

Video: Go on a Backstage Tour of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at La Mirada Theatre Videoplay
Video: Go on a Backstage Tour of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at La Mirada Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment are presenting the monstrously hilarious first show of their 2022-2023 season, the Southern California premiere of the newly-revised, London version of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Take a look at a backstage tour here!

Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levit Videoplay
Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levitt aka Nina West

by Sneak Peek - Sep 29, 2022

All new photos and video have been released of the new cast of the North American tour of Hairspray, helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell. Check out the clips and photos here!

Exclusive Video: First Look At Sally Struthers, A.J. Holmes & More in YOUNG FRANKENST Videoplay
Exclusive Video: First Look At Sally Struthers, A.J. Holmes & More in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at La Mirada Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment are presenting the monstrously hilarious first show of their 2022-2023 season, the Southern California premiere of the newly-revised, London version of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Get an exclusive first look at the company in action!

Exclusive Photos & Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at La Mirada Th Videoplay
Exclusive Photos & Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at La Mirada Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment are presenting the monstrously hilarious first show of their 2022-2023 season, the Southern California premiere of the newly-revised, London version of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Get an exclusive first look inside rehearsals here!

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

VIDEO: Jimmie Herrod Wows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judges With 'Tomorrow!' Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmie Herrod Wows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judges With 'Tomorrow!'

by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2021

See the performance, which earned a Golden Buzzer from Sofia Vergara, here.

Broadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Get Sparklejollytwinklejingley with Scenes from ELF!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2020

Today we rewind to 2010, when Elf opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it played for 57 performances.

Broadway Rewind: ROCKY Takes Center Ring on Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: ROCKY Takes Center Ring on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when Rocky was getting ready to take center ring on Broadway. Rocky opened March 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 180 performances.


Thomas Meehan Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Thomas Meehan written?
Thomas Meehan has written 17 shows including Cry-Baby (Bookwriter), Hairspray (Bookwriter), Annie (Bookwriter), I Remember Mama (Bookwriter), Lyle The Crocodile (Bookwriter), Annie 2 (Bookwriter), Ain't Broadway Grand (Bookwriter), Annie Warbucks (Bookwriter), The Producers (Bookwriter), Bombay Dreams (Bookwriter), Robin Hood (Bookwriter), Death Takes a Holiday (Bookwriter), 1984 (Libretto), Young Frankenstein (Bookwriter), Elf - The Musical (Bookwriter), Chaplin (Bookwriter), Rocky (Bookwriter).

What awards has Thomas Meehan been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Death Takes a Holiday , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cry-Baby , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producers , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Producers , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Producers , Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for Annie Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Annie and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Annie .

What awards has Thomas Meehan won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hairspray, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Producers, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Producers, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Producers, Outstanding Book (Drama Desk Awards) for Annie Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Annieand Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Annie.