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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
- 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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(November 27, 2012 to January 6, 2013) He and Timothy Crouse wrote the new book for the musical, "Anything Goes," in a Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Rachel York in the cast. Cole Porter was composer and lyricists. P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and ... See more »

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His dance program, "Contact", with Susan Stroman was performed at the Queen's Theatre in 2002 and was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment. See more »

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