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Date of Birth 19 March 1912Hampstead, North London, England, UK
Date of Death 26 July 1987
Birth NameHugh Callingham Wheeler

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Hugh Wheeler was born on March 19, 1912 in Hampstead, North London, England as Hugh Callingham Wheeler. He was a writer and actor, known for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Black Widow (1954) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982). He died on July 26, 1987.

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With Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, he was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production of 2003 for Pacific Overtures performed at the Donmar Warehouse.
Won three Tony Awards as Best Book (Musical): in 1973 for "A Little Night Music;" in 1974 for "Candide;" and in 1979 for "Sweeney Todd." He was also nominated posthumously in the same category in 1990 for "Meet Me in St. Louis."

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