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John Weidman
John Weidman

John Weidman

John Weidman wrote the book for Pacific Overtures (Tony nominations, Best Book and Musical), score by Stephen Sondheim, produced and directed by Harold Prince. He co-authored the Tony Award-winning 1987 revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes and wrote the book for Assassins, score by Stephen Sondheim, directed Off-Broadway by Jerry Zaks and in London's West End (Drama Critics' Award for Best Musical) by Sam Mendes. Weidman's other musicals include Big: The Musical, Contact, Road Show, and Happiness. Since 1986 he has written for Sesame Street, receiving seven Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing. In 1996 he was awarded the Kleban Award and, from 1999 to 2009, he served as president of the Dramatists Guild.

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