Neil Meron
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United States
2019

Zadan/Meron Productions

Neil
Meron

Producer

If there’s one constant in Meron’s career, it’s music, from his very first feature (1989’s “Sing”) to his Emmy win for 2018’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.” Among the many creations turned out with late production partner Craig Zadan (who passed away in 2018) are the TV biopic “The Reagans,” big-screen musicals “Chicago” and “Hairspray” and Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva. This year, he exec produced Callie Khouri’s Lifetime movie “Patsy & Loretta,” and he is developing a musical of “Some Like It Hot” for Broadway. For the small screen, he has “Other People’s Houses” (Fox), a suburban dramedy starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the drama “Brain Trust” (NBC), then there’s the fantasy musical feature “Hans Christian Andersen” with “Wicked” composer Stephen Schwartz.

Career

  • HAIRSPRAY
  • CHICAGO
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!

Education

  • Brooklyn College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Neil Meron on Craig Zadan: 'He Had a Singular Passion for Producing'

Neil Meron on Craig Zadan: 'He Had a Singular Passion for Producing'

Long before he was an Emmy- and Tony-nominated producer, Craig Zadan was a man who made things happen.Zadan, who died Monday at the age of 69, was a musical theater devotee in his early 20s in 1973 when he was recruited to help produce a tribute to famed composer Stephen Sondheim as a fundraiser for the American Music and Dramatic Academy and the National Hemophilia Foundation. What started out as a typical charity dinner evolved into a musical production with...

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