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Hugh Wheeler
Librettist

Biography

Hugh Callingham Wheeler (19 March 1912 – 26 July 1987) was a British novelist, 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.

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.


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera for a New America 1994


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Arizona OperaA Little Night Music3/4/2022 - 3/13/2022
Opera OmahaSweeney Todd2/25/2022 - 2/27/2022
Des Moines Metro OperaSweeney Todd7/2/2021 - 7/25/2021
Wolf Trap Opera CompanySweeney Todd7/2/2021 - 7/3/2021
Michigan Opera TheatreSweeney Todd11/16/2019 - 11/24/2019
Madison OperaA Little Night Music2/8/2019 - 2/10/2019
Atlanta OperaSweeney Todd6/9/2018 - 6/17/2018
Alamo City OperaA Little Night Music2/3/2018 - 2/4/2018
Pittsburgh Festival OperaSweeney Todd7/7/2017 - 7/22/2017
Des Moines Metro OperaA Little Night Music6/24/2017 - 7/15/2017
Skylight Music TheatreSweeney Todd5/19/2017 - 5/19/2017
New Orleans Opera AssociationSweeney Todd2/10/2017 - 2/12/2017
Glimmerglass FestivalSweeney Todd7/9/2016 - 8/26/2016
Portland OperaSweeney Todd6/3/2016 - 6/11/2016
Tri-Cities OperaSweeney Todd4/29/2016 - 5/1/2016
Piedmont OperaA Little Night Music3/18/2016 - 3/18/2016
Opera RoanokeSweeney Todd10/30/2015 - 11/1/2015
Vancouver OperaSweeney Todd4/25/2015 - 5/3/2015
Hawai'i Opera TheatreSweeney Todd4/24/2015 - 4/28/2015
Eugene OperaSweeney Todd3/13/2015 - 3/15/2015
Houston Grand OperaSweeney Todd2/24/2015 - 5/9/2015
Syracuse OperaA Little Night Music2/6/2015 - 2/15/2015
Madison OperaSweeney Todd2/6/2015 - 2/8/2015
Virginia OperaSweeney Todd5/5/2014 - 5/25/2014
Houston Grand OperaA Little Night Music3/3/2014 - 3/23/2014
Pensacola OperaSweeney Todd10/10/2012 - 10/20/2012
St. Petersburg Opera CompanySweeney Todd10/5/2012 - 10/9/2012
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisSweeney Todd5/5/2012 - 6/24/2012
St. Petersburg Opera CompanyA Little Night Music9/17/2010 - 9/19/2010
Opera Theatre of Saint LouisA Little Night Music6/6/2010 - 6/19/2010
Lyric Opera San DiegoA Little Night Music2/2/2010 - 2/21/2010
Mobile OperaSweeney Todd1/9/2010 - 1/9/2010
Michigan Opera TheatreA Little Night Music11/11/2009 - 11/20/2009
Central City OperaA Little Night Music7/7/2009 - 7/31/2009
Hawai'i Opera TheatreA Little Night Music8/3/2008 - 8/10/2008
Springfield Regional OperaA Little Night Music1/1/2008 - 1/20/2008
Shreveport OperaSweeney Todd10/26/2007 - 10/26/2007
The Cleveland OperaA Little Night Music8/8/2007 - 8/19/2007
LOOK Musical TheatreSweeney Todd6/6/2007 - 7/13/2007
North Bay OperaSweeney Todd4/4/2006 - 4/30/2006
The Cleveland OperaSweeney Todd12/1/2004 - 12/5/2004
Los Angeles OperaA Little Night Music7/1/2004 - 7/31/2004
New York City OperaSweeney Todd3/1/2004 - 3/28/2004
Arizona OperaSweeney Todd2/1/2004 - 2/29/2004
Calgary Opera AssociationSweeney Todd1/1/2004 - 2/1/2004
Opera ColoradoSweeney Todd4/4/2003 - 5/5/2003
New York City OperaA Little Night Music3/3/2003 - 3/29/2003
Toledo OperaSweeney Todd11/11/2002 - 11/23/2002
Lyric Opera of ChicagoSweeney Todd11/11/2002 - 12/21/2002
State Opera of South AustraliaSweeney Todd7/7/2002 - 7/27/2002
Opera AustraliaSweeney Todd4/4/2002 - 5/11/2002
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaA Little Night Music1/1/2002 - 2/5/2002
Opera AustraliaSweeney Todd9/9/2001 - 11/3/2001
Florida State OperaA Little Night Music6/6/2000 - 6/10/2000
Houston Grand OperaA Little Night Music1/1/1999 - 2/14/1999
Lyric Opera San DiegoA Little Night Music9/9/1998 - 9/27/1998
University of MichiganSweeney Todd10/1/1997 - 10/18/1997
Skylight Music TheatreSweeney Todd4/4/1997 - 5/11/1997
Chautauqua OperaA Little Night Music8/8/1996 - 8/19/1996
Wildwood Park for the Performing ArtsA Little Night Music6/1/1996 - 6/9/1996
Wichita State University Opera TheatreSweeney Todd4/4/1996 - 4/21/1996
Portland OperaSweeney Todd2/2/1996 - 2/25/1996
North Bay OperaA Little Night Music7/1/1995 - 7/23/1995
Des Moines Metro OperaSweeney Todd6/6/1995 - 7/15/1995
Skylight Music TheatreA Little Night Music5/2/1995 - 6/1/1995
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of MusicA Little Night Music7/1/1994 - 7/22/1994
Opera RoanokeSweeney Todd9/1/1993 - 10/1/1993
Houston Grand OperaA Little Night Music5/1/1992 - 6/1/1992
Opera ModestoSweeney Todd10/1/1991 - 10/31/1991
New York City OperaA Little Night Music7/1/1991 - 7/31/1991


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