Thomas Meehan (I) (1929–2017)


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Thomas Meehan was born on August 14, 1929 in Ossining, New York, USA as Thomas Edward Meehan. He was a writer and producer, known for Spaceballs (1987), The Producers (2005) and Hairspray (2007). He was married to Carolyn and Karen. He died on August 21, 2017 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spaceballs Writer
(1987)
The Producers Writer
(2005)
Hairspray Writer
(2007)
Annie Writer
(1982)

Filmography

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 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (book by)
 2014 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (TV Short) (teleplay)
 2014 Annie (stage play book)
  Spaceballs: The Animated Series (TV Series) (creator - 15 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009)
- Pilot Part 2: The Schwartz Strikes Back (2009) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Pilot Part 1: The Avenge of Dark Helmet (2009) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Spidermawg (2008) ... (creator)
- Druidian Idol (2008) ... (creator)
- Deep Ship (2008) ... (creator)
 2007 Hairspray (musical play)
 2006 1984 (TV Movie) (libretto by)
 2005 The Producers (2001 stage play book) / (screenplay)
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (book for the musical play 'The Producers' - 1 episode)
- Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks (2001) ... (book for the musical play 'The Producers')
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 2000 The 54th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (book of musical play "Annie" - 1 episode)
- Annie (1999) ... (book of musical play "Annie")
 1999 The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (as Tom Meehan)
 1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! (TV Movie) (book of musical play "Annie")
 1995 The 49th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (as Tom Meehan)
 1992 A Child's Garden of Verses (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1987 Spaceballs (written by)
 1985 One Magic Christmas (story) / (written by)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (screenplay)
 1982 Annie (book of the stage play)
 1977 The Annie Christmas Show (TV Special) (written by)
 1976 That Was the Year That Was - 1976 (TV Movie) (sketch writer)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- There Goes the Neighborhood (1975) ... (written by - as Tom Meehan)
 1974 Annie and the Hoods (TV Special)
 1970 Comedy Tonight (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... (as Tom Meehan)
 1964 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1964)
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(June 1 to August 24, 2003) Mel Brooks and he wrote the book for the musical, "The Producers," in Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson production at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. Mel Brooks was composer and lyricist. Susan Stroman was director and choreographer. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

The shameful fact is that I'm not remotely musical. I don't sing well. I don't play any instrument ...... Every once in a while, I think about going back to playwriting, frankly. I have a couple of ideas, but once I got on track of doing musicals, I stayed on it because Annie was out to be such an incredible, life-changing experience. Now I can't afford to go back.

Trivia:

Beginning his writing career as a writer with the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" section and Meehan later earned an EMMY nomination in 1964 as one of the writers of the television series "That Was the Week That Was." Meehan made his Broadway debut with "Annie," alongside Martin Charnin and songwriter Charles Strouse. The 1977 original stage musical won the Tony for best musical, inspiring tours ... See more »

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