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 Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan

Birth
Ossining, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 22 Aug 2017 (aged 88)
Greenwich Village, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 182646040 · View Source
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American Writer. Meehan was an award-winning writer known for his collaborations on such musical comedies as 'Annie', 'The Producers' and 'Hairspray'. He attended Hamilton College and moved to New York when he turned 24, landing a job as a writer for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town". His show business career kicked off in Hollywood, earning consecutive Emmy nominations in 1964 and 1965 for 'That Was the Week That Was' and winning a 1970 Emmy for 'Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man'. Meehan's first success on Broadway came in 1977, writing the libretto for the new musical 'Annie', which was based on Harold Gray's comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie'. The show was a runaway success, earning him a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. His other big hits came in his librettos for the stage musical adaptations of 'The Producers' (2001) and 'Hairspray' (2003), earning Meehan his second and third Tony Awards. Other Broadway projects on his extensive résumé include 'I Remember Mama' (1979), 'Ain't Broadway Grand' (1993), 'Young Frankenstein' (2007), 'Cry-Baby' (2008), 'Elf' (2010), 'Death Takes a Holiday' (2011), 'Chaplin' (2012) and his final Broadway credit, 'Rocky' (2014). Meehan also worked as a writer for the Tony Awards from 1991 to 2001.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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