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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 Pacific Overtures (1976). He is married to Lila A. Coleburn. They have one child. See full bio »

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19 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sesame Street
Sesame Street Writer
Contact Writer
Pacific Overtures
The News Is the News


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  Sesame Street (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1988 - 1989) (writer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 2007)
- 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) (camera)
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 2016 The Legacy Project (TV Mini-Series documentary) (photos courtesy of - 1 episode)
- John Weidman & J.T. Rogers (2016) ... (photos courtesy of)
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 2016 The Legacy Project (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- John Weidman & J.T. Rogers (2016) ... Himself
 2016 Hamilton's America (TV Movie documentary)
 2015 National Lampoon: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (Documentary)
Himself - Lampoon Contributor
 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
 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee
 1976 Anatomy of a Song (TV Movie documentary)

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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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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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