Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Book (Musical) with collaborator Thomas Meehan for "Hairspray."
The structure I had in mind was: Girl does Mash Potato, girl charms Baltimore, girl integrates nation. My script was like a great Mad magazine article. (in a 2002 AP interview, describing the plot of "Hairspray")
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA