Thomas Meehan, the three-time Tony Award winner who authored the book for Broadway hits Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray, has died at 88.
Flip through the photos of his other Broadway contributions below:
From Annie to Hairspray: Look Back at Thomas Meehan’s Contributions to Broadway
He is the only creative to have written the books for three shows that ran more than 2,000 performances on Broadway: Annie, which he did by himself (2,377 performances); The Producers in 2001, which he wrote with Mel Brooks (2,502 performances); and Hairspray in 2002, which he wrote with the late Mark O’Donnell (2,642 performances). He earned Tonys for all three shows.
Meehan received a fourth Tony nomination in 2008 for penning the book to Cry-Baby (like Hairspray, a stage adaptation of a John Waters film) alongside O'Donnell; his myriad additional Broadway credits include Rocky, Elf, Young Frankenstein (his second Brooks collaboration), and Chaplin.