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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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Hairspray Writer
(2007)
(2016)
The 57th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Winner
(2003)
(2002)

Filmography

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 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (book by)
 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
 2002 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
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- Hairspray (2002) ... Himself
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 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary)
Himself - Writer (In Memoriam)
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Other Works:

(June 21, 2012 to August 26, 2012) He and Thomas Meehan wrote the book for the musical, "Hairspray," at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas with LenaMary Amato (Tracy Turnblad); Inda Ballard (Motormouth Maybelle); Cathy Barnett (Velma Von Tussle); Sydney Benton (Shelly); Martin Buchanan (Mr. Spitzer, Mr. Pinky);... See more »

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Personal Quote:

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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Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Book (Musical) with collaborator Thomas Meehan for "Hairspray." See more »

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