Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Mark O’Donnell was a playwright, novelist and librettist who shared the 2003 Tony Award for Best Book for Hairspray with collaborator Thomas Meehan. Mark’s plays included That It, Folks!, Fables for Friends, The Nice and the Nasty and the musical Tots in Tinseltown. He also collaborated with Bill Irwin on an adaptation of Moliere’s Scapin and co-authored a translation of Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear.
Thomas Meehan is a three-time Tony Award winner who is best known for his work on Annie, Hairspray and The Producers. Thomas has also written the books for Young Frankenstein, Elf, Chaplin, Cry-Baby, Bombay Dreams and Rocky. In addition to his work on stage Thomas is also a long-time contributor to The New Yorker and an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy.