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John Weidman

John Weidman was born as John W. Weidman. He is a writer and cinematographer, known for Sesame Street (1969), Contact (2002) and Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004). 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)
- Episode #38.2 (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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 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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He was librettist for Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Bounce," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Richard Kind (Addison Minzer); Howard McGillin (Wilson); Herndon Lackey (Papa Mizner); Jane Powell (Mama Mizner); Gavin Creel (Hollis Bessemer); and Michele Pawk (Nellie) in the cast. Harold Prince was director. Eugene ... See more »

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He was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award with Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler for Outstanding Musical Production of 2003 for "Pacific Overtures", performed at the Donmar Warehouse. See more »

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