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John Weidman

John Weidman was born as John W. Weidman. He is a writer and cinematographer, known for Contact (2002), Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004) and Disco Beaver from Outer Space (1978). He is married to Lila A. Coleburn. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2005-2007 Sesame Street (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Rosita Gets Upset at Zoe & Abby (2007) ... (writer)
- Elmo Is Jealous of Marco (2007) ... (writer)
- Elmo Shows Abby How to Pretend (2007) ... (writer)
- A New Helper At Hoopers Store (2007) ... (writer)
- The Bookaneers (2007) ... (writer)
 2003 Sesame Street 4-D (Short) (writer)
 2002 Elmo Visits the Firehouse (Video short)
 2002 Contact (TV Movie) (book by) / (conceived by)
 1984 Hot Flashes (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 The News Is the News (TV Series) (writer)
 1978 Disco Beaver from Outer Space (TV Movie)
 1976 Pacific Overtures (TV Movie) (book by)
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 1972 FTA (Documentary)
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 2016 Hamilton's America (TV Movie documentary)
 1998-2004 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
- Playwrights (2004) ... Himself
- Production: Contact (1999) ... Himself
- Playwright & Director (1998) ... Himself
 2000 The 54th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical
 1976 Anatomy of a Song (TV Movie documentary)
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 2015 DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon (Documentary)
Himself / Lampoon Contributer

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Timothy Crouse and he wrote the New Book of a Musical for Cole Porter's musical, "Anything Goes", in a Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey in the cast. Cole Porter wrote the music and lyrics. P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay... See more »

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Was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award three times as Best Book (Musical): in 1976 for "Pacific Overtures," in 1996 for "Big - The Musical" and in 2000 for "Contact." See more »

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