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.
Additional stage musical credits
- Irene (new libretto) (1973)
- Truckload (1975)
- Pacific Overtures (1976)
- The Little Prince and the Aviator (1982)
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1989)
- Big Fish, Little Fish (1961)
- Look, We've Come Through (1961)
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966)
- Something for Everyone (1970)
- Travels with My Aunt (1972)
- A Little Night Music (1978)
- Nijinsky (1980)
- The Crippled Muse (1951)
Awards and achievements
- Hugh Wheeler profile, filmreference.com, accessed May 28, 2009.
- Hampton, Wilborn.Obituary, New York Times, July 28, 1987.
- Kemp, Peter H. "Cabaret: Senses of Cinema". Archive.sensesofcinema.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
- Kael, Pauline (1991). 5001 Nights at the Movies. Henry Holt and Company, LLC. ISBN 9780805013672. Retrieved 2010-08-27.