Received the 2001 Tony Award® for co-writing the book of The Producers with Mel Brooks, and then went on to win the 2003 Tony Award® for co-writing the book of Hairspray with Mark O’Donnell. He received his first Tony Award® in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and he has since written books for, among others, the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks and the American version of Bombay Dreams. His most recent works are the Broadway musicals Young Frankenstein, for which he co-wrote the book with Mel Brooks; Cry-Baby, co-written with Mark O’Donnell; and Elf, co-written with Bob Martin. Meanwhile, the summer of 2010 saw the limited-run premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, for which he co-wrote the book with the late Peter Stone to music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Future projects include Rocky, for which he has written the book to lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Other works in earlier stages of development include musicals based on the life of Roy Rogers, the early years of Judy Garland entitled Chasing Rainbows, the movie Tootsie and the movie Dave. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor pieces, including Yma Dream, to The New Yorker; an Emmy Award®-winning writer of television comedy; and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, To Be or Not to Be and the film version of The Producers. He is also the co-author, with the poet J.D. McClatchy, of the libretto of 1984, an opera composed by Lorin Maazel, based on George Orwell’s classic novel, which had its world premiere in the spring of 2005 at London’s Royal Opera House and was performed in 2008 at La Scala in Milan, and last year at the opera house in Valencia. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.