He was librettist for Mel Brooks' musical, "The Producers," at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Nathan Lane (Max Bialystock); Matthew Broderick (Leopold Bloom); Brad Oscar and Ron Orbach (Franz Liebkind); Gary Beach (Roger DeBris); Roger Bart (Carmen Ghia); and Cady Huffman (Ulla) in the cast. Susan Stroman...
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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.
Thomas Meehan wrote the books for three shows that each ran for more than 2,000 performances on Broadway: "Annie," with 2,377 performances; "The Producers," with Mel Brooks, at 2,502 performances; and "Hairspray," which he wrote with Mark O'Donnel and which reached 2,642 performances. Meehan's other shows include "Young Frankenstein" with Brooks, "Cry Baby" with O'Donnel, "Elf" with Bob Martin, "...