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David Friedman

 

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
1954
Ensemble

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[West End, 1997]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Musical Director
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Musical Director
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
Musician
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1975]
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1968]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Musical Director
Vocal Music Arranger
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1975]
Musical Director

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer


David Friedman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
David Friedman, Desperate Measures
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score
David Friedman, Desperate Measures

David Friedman News

New York Festival Of Song Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Cente Photo New York Festival Of Song Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Center On December 14
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents its annual holiday show, A Goyishe Christmas to You! on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall's Upper Lobby at the Kaufman Music Center.

Interview: Broadway Encyclopedia Seth Rudetsky Next Matches Musical Wits With Lillias Photo Interview: Broadway Encyclopedia Seth Rudetsky Next Matches Musical Wits With Lillias White
by Gil Kaan - Oct 31, 2022

Broadway pianist/ composer/ all-around host Seth Rudetsky returns to The Wallis with his signature concert series, this time with Tony Award winner Lillias White November 3, 2022. The always working Seth managed to spare a few moments to answer some of my queries.

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights Presents Fabio Pirrone, Carly Ozard, and Jack B Photo Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights Presents Fabio Pirrone, Carly Ozard, and Jack Bartholet
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights is an offshoot of Crazy Coqs's longest-running show, Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party, which, in the last ten years, has attracted more than 4,000 singers from over 50 countries and all continents, other than Antarctica!

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Conv Photo Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Ann Kittredge will return to¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm¬†with her Musical Director¬†Christopher Denny¬†(piano),¬†Sean Harkness¬†(guitar),¬†Mary Ann McSweeney¬†(bass),¬†Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests¬†Robbie Kondor¬†and¬†Steve Ross.

Linda Kahn to Perform SAY YES at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in September Photo Linda Kahn to Perform SAY YES at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in September
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2022

Linda Kahn is returning to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically acclaimed solo cabaret debut show, ‚ÄúSay Yes!‚ÄĚ on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm and Saturday, October 22 at 7 pm. The show was previously performed at The Triad Theater last November and The Laurie Beechman Theatre in February and May.¬†

Linda Kahn To Reprise SAY YES! at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Photo Linda Kahn To Reprise SAY YES! at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2022

Linda Kahn will return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in her Jeff Harnar-helmed solo show debut SAY YES! for two dates in September and October.

Cast Announced For Ghost Light Theatricals' LILIES Photo Cast Announced For Ghost Light Theatricals' LILIES
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

Ghost Light Theatricals, a new artistic venture founded by Joseph C. Walsh, has announced its inaugural production of the Florida Premiere of Lilies: or the revival of a romantic drama, in partnership with Wild Oats Productions and Theatre South Playhouse.

Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB AND & ALL THAT JAZZ! to The Bradstan Cabaret Fest Photo Karen Mason to Bring KANDER & EBB AND & ALL THAT JAZZ! to The Bradstan Cabaret Fest
by Marissa Tomeo - May 22, 2022

KAREN MASON opens THE BRADSTAN CABARET FEST! ¬†On MAY 29, 2022 at 8 PM for one night only, with her show KANDER & EBB‚ĶAND ALL THAT JAZZ! Karen Mason shares her love of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb in her new show,¬†Kander & Ebb‚ĶAnd All That Jazz!¬†¬†As one of the original stars of the off-Broadway production of¬†And The World Goes ‚ÄėRound, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music. A night of unforgettable stories, laughter, and music, Including ‚ÄúRing Them Bells,‚Ä̬† ‚ÄúMy Coloring Book,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGo Back Home.‚Ä̬† This new show highlights Mason‚Äôs vocal prowess, charisma, and overall versatility. Her storytelling is as stellar as her vocals.

Karen Mason to Open The Bradstan Cabaret Fest With KANDER & EBB…AND ALL THAT JAZZ! Photo Karen Mason to Open The Bradstan Cabaret Fest With KANDER & EBB…AND ALL THAT JAZZ!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Karen Mason will share¬†her love of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb in her new show,¬†Kander & Ebb‚ĶAnd All That Jazz!¬†¬†As one of the original stars of the off-Broadway production of¬†And The World Goes ‚ÄėRound, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

David Friedman Videos

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Butler, Norm Lewis, Hailey Kilgore, and More Perform 'H Videoplay
VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Butler, Norm Lewis, Hailey Kilgore, and More Perform 'Help is on the Way'

by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS didn't get to present the 2020 edition of the Easter Bonnet Competition, which would have ended, as the show has since 1995, with the anthem 'Help is on the Way.'

Broadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Carolee Carmello Makes a Joyful Noise in SCANDALOUS in 2012

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Scandalous opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it played for 29 performances. Led by Carolee Carmello, the musical featured a book and lyrics by Kathie Lee Gifford and music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman. It also starred Edward Watts, Andrew Samonsky, Roz Ryan and George Hearn.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Give It Away' Written by Kathie Lee Gifford Videoplay
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs 'Give It Away' Written by Kathie Lee Gifford

by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2019

On this morning's episode of TODAY, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth performs "Give It Away."  Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman wrote this song for Mary O'Connor, the waitress who is honored in Kathie Lee's 'Everyone Has a Story' series for donating her kidney to a stranger.

VIDEO: Hailey Kilgore Performs 'Help is on the Way' for EASTER BONNET COMPETITION Videoplay
VIDEO: Hailey Kilgore Performs 'Help is on the Way' for EASTER BONNET COMPETITION

by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2019

At the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, the show concluded with Once on This Island's Hailey Kilgore singing a show-stopping and awe-inspiring rendition of the Easter Bonnet Competition anthem, 'Help is on the Way,' written by David Friedman with a new arrangement by Ted Arthur.

BWW TV: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Chat About Their Shining And Nostalgic Holiday Sh Videoplay
BWW TV: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Chat About Their Shining And Nostalgic Holiday Show REMEMBER

by Eugene Ebner - Dec 3, 2018

Cabaret legends KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar's captivating revival of REMEMBER: SONGS OF THE HOLIDAYS is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We chatted with the dynamic duo after their first show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES Perform on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES Perform on THE TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2018

Composer David Friedman joins Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb in the Fourth Hour with the cast of his off-Broadway musical, 'Desperate Measures,' to perform a medley of three songs from the stunning production.

VIDEO: New Promo for FOX Singing Competition Series THE FOUR Videoplay
VIDEO: New Promo for FOX Singing Competition Series THE FOUR

by Caryn Robbins - Nov 24, 2017

Below, watch the new promo for THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM, premiering Thursday, Jan. 4 on FOX. Tew singing competition series features a panel of music industry experts, including Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean Diddy Combs

VIDEO: Broadway's Lauren Molina Performs Original Song on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway's Lauren Molina Performs Original Song on TODAY

by Caryn Robbins - Sep 22, 2017

Broadway performer Lauren Molina honors Nick Sissa with an original song composed by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman: The Man Who Answered the Call.

VIDEO: Broadway's Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Honors Teen with Original Song on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway's Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Honors Teen with Original Song on TODAY

by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2017

Broadway performer Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, who herself was diagnosed with alopecia at age 9, honors Katie Hynekamp with an original song titled 'Say Hello,' composed for the occasion by Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman.

VIDEO: Watch IN TRANSIT's Erin Mackey Perform Original Song 'Love Is the Greatest Gift' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 16, 2017

Below, watch IN TRANSIT's star Erin Mackey perform the original song 'Love Is the Greatest Gift' on this morning's TODAY. 


David Friedman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Friedman been in?
David Friedman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has David Friedman been in?
David Friedman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has David Friedman been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Desperate Measures and Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Desperate Measures .

What awards has David Friedman won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Desperate Measures.

How many shows has David Friedman written?
David Friedman has written 5 shows including Heaven's Sake (Composer), Listen to My Heart (Composer), Chasing Nicolette (Composer), Desperate Measures (Composer), The Aimee Project (Composer).