John Weidman (born September 25, 1946) is an American librettist. He is the son of Peggy (Wright) and 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.
Stage work (libretti) 
- Pacific Overtures - 1976 (Tony Award nominee, Best Book of a Musical)
- Anything Goes - 1987 (revised original book with Timothy Crouse; Tony Award, Best Musical Revival)
- Assassins - 1991 (revived on Broadway in 2004) (Drama Desk Award nominee, Outstanding Book of a Musical; Tony Award, Best Musical Revival)
- Big - 1996 (Tony Award nominee, Best Book of a Musical)
- Contact - 2000 (Tony Award nominee, Best Book of a Musical; Tony Award, Best Musical)
- Bounce - 2003
- Take Flight - 2007
- Road Show - 2008
- Happiness - 2009
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