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Mark O'Donnell (I) (1954–2012)

Mark O'Donnell was born on July 19, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was a writer, known for Hairspray (2007), Hairspray Live! (2016) and The 57th Annual Tony Awards (2003). He died on August 6, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hairspray
Hairspray Writer
(2007)
Hairspray Live!
(2016)
The 57th Annual Tony Awards
The 57th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Winner: Best Book of a Musical
(2003)

Filmography

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 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (book by) (pre-production)
 2007 Hairspray (musical play)
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 2007 The Roots of 'Hairspray' (Video documentary short)
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 2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Book of a Musical
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 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Writer (In Memoriam)
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Other Works:

He and Thomas Meehan wrote the book for the musical, "Hairspray," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Ryan Landry and Eddie Mekka in the cast. Marc Shaiman was composer. Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman were lyricists. See more »

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The structure I had in mind was: Girl does Mash Potato, girl charms Baltimore, girl integrates nation. My script was like a great Mad magazine article. (in a 2002 AP interview, describing the plot of "Hairspray")

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He received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard in 1976, where he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. His twin brother also attended Harvard. See more »

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