Hugh Wheeler

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For the British general, see Hugh Wheeler (East India Company officer).

Hugh Callingham Wheeler (19 March 1912 - 26 July 1987) was an English-born American based playwright, screenwriter, librettist, poet, and translator. He resided in the United States from 1934 until his death and became a naturalized citizen in 1942. He had attended London University.[1][2]

Under the noms de plume Patrick Quentin, Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge, Wheeler was the author or co-author of many mystery novels and short stories. In 1963, his 1961 collection, The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow was given a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical in 1973 and 1974 for his books for the musicals A Little Night Music and Candide, and won both again in 1979 for his book for Sweeney Todd.

Wheeler is credited as "research consultant" for the film Cabaret though numerous sources list him as co-writer of the screenplay.[1][3][4]

Additional stage musical credits[edit]

Plays[edit]

Screenplays[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Crippled Muse (1951)

Awards and achievements[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John Guare and Mel Shapiro
for Two Gentlemen of Verona
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
1973
for A Little Night Music
Succeeded by
Hugh Wheeler
for Candide
Preceded by
Hugh Wheeler
for A Little Night Music
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
1974
for Candide
Succeeded by
James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
for A Chorus Line
Preceded by
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
for On The Twentieth Century
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical
1979
for Sweeney Todd
Succeeded by
Tim Rice
for Evita

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugh Wheeler profile, filmreference.com, accessed May 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Hampton, Wilborn.Obituary, New York Times, July 28, 1987.
  3. ^ Kemp, Peter H. "Cabaret: Senses of Cinema". Archive.sensesofcinema.com. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. ^ Kael, Pauline (1991). 5001 Nights at the Movies. Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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