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Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan is an award-winning writer who has worked in film, television and the theater, and recently wrote the book for an original opera based on George Orwell's 1984.

Meehan won the 2003 Tony Award for Hairspray as well as the 2001 Tony Award for co-writing the book for The Producers. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for Annie, also his first Broadway show, and has since written the books for the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain't Broadway Grand and Annie Warbucks.

In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker; an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy; and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks' Spaceballs and To Be or Not to Be. He and his wife, Carolyn, divide their time between a home in Nantucket and an apartment in Greenwich Village-near which she owns and presides over the long-running and near-legendary children's store, Peanut Butter & Jane. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Thomas Meehan Facts

OccupationScreenwriter

Selected Filmography

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