John Weidman

John Weidman (born September 25, 1946) is an American librettist. He is the son of librettist and novelist Jerome Weidman.

He has written the books for a wide variety of stage musicals, three in collaboration with Stephen Sondheim: Pacific Overtures, Assassins, and Road Show. In 1999 he co-created the Tony Award-winning musical Contact with choreographer/director Susan Stroman. He has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book for a Musical three times.

In the 1970s, Weidman wrote for National Lampoon. Since 1986, Weidman has been a writer for Sesame Street, for which he has won more than a dozen Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Children's Program.

From 1999 to 2009 he was president of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Weidman received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Read more about John Weidman:  Stage Work (libretti)

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