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Maria Friedman is an English actress and director of stage and screen, best known for her work in musical theatre. She is an Eight-time Olivier Award nominee, winning three. Her first win was for her 1994 one-woman show, By Special Arrangement. She has also twice won Best Actress in a Musical for the original London productions of Passion and Ragtime. She is more recently known for her role as Elaine Peacock in EastEnders. She also made an appearance as the narrator in the 1999 straight to video version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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Maria Friedman STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Production, 2022

[West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Golde [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Marian Halcombe

Marian Halcombe

[West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Marian Holcombe

[West End]
London Revival, 2003
Mother

[West End]
Original London Production, 2000
Sukie

[West End]
London Concert, 1997
Fosca

[West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1997
Liza Elliott

[West End]
London Revival, 1996
Fosca

[Regional (UK)]
Regional Production, 1992
Mary

[West End]
London Revival, 1990
Marie (Act Two)

Dot (Act One)

[London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer

[West End]
London Revival, 1987
Performer

[West End]
Original London Production, 1987
Performer

[West End]
London Revival, 1980
Doris

Maria Friedman Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2022]
DIRECTOR
 
[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2012]
Director

Maria Friedman Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Director

Maria FriedmanMerrily We Roll Along

Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance

Maria Friedman, The Woman in White

Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Actress in a Musical

Maria Friedman, The Woman In White

Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actress in a Musical

Maria Friedman, Lady In The Dark

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Donny Osmond Returns to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Edinburgh This Christmas

Donny Osmond will return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the production opens its second UK tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas. Making his first UK appearance in a stage version of the production, Osmond returns to play 'Pharaoh.'

PURLIE VICTORIOUS Stage Film to Premiere on PBS This May; Great Performances Sets New 'Broadway's Best' Lineup

The live capture of the recent Broadway revival of Purlie Victorious is premiering on PBS this May. Starring Leslie Odom Jr., the Kenny Leon-directed production was filmed before it closed on Broadway earlier this year. The lineup also includes the Audra McDonald concert, Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary, Hamlet, and more!

Broadway Buying Guide: February 12, 2024- Get Tickets to MOULIN ROUGE!, SWEENEY TODD, and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 12, 2024.

Photos/Video: First Look at MY FAVORITE THINGS Concert Ahead of Cinema Release

All new production photos have been released for My Favorite Things: The Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert ahead of its cinema release. Check out the photos here!

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Air Audra McDonald Concert, Public Theatre's HAMLET & More This Spring

Audra McDonald's London Palladium Concert, The Public Theater’s production of Hamlet, Elton John And Bernie Taupin: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song concert special and a star-studded Rogers & Hammerstein celebration are coming to PBS. The specials will feature Ato Blankson-Wood, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace, and more.

Broadway Buying Guide: February 5, 2024- Get Tickets to SWEENEY TODD, HADESTOWN and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 5, 2024.

Maria Friedman and Friends Will Perform a Benefit Concert Celebrating Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand

Maria Friedman and friends will celebrate the brilliance of Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand in a one-night-only concert taking place in March.

Video: See Audra McDonald, Aaron Tveit And More In MY FAVORITE THINGS In Concert, Coming To UK Cinemas This February

CinemaLive will present the cinema release of My Favorite Things: Rodgers and Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert on 14 and 18 February 2024. Check out the newest trailer!

Full Cast Set for YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, Directed by Ryan Dobrin and Premiering at HERE

The full cast has been revealed for the world premiere of Ryan Drake’s you don’t have to do anything, directed by Ryan Dobrin and produced by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Heroes of the Fourth Turning and Corsicana playwright Will Arbery.

Benjamin Walker, Rebecca Thornhill, and More Join the Cast of the World Premiere of OPENING NIGHT

Full casting has been announced for the World Premiere of John Cassavetes' OPENING NIGHT, a new musical with book by Ivo van Hove and music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright.

Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Launches Rooftop Writers Initiative

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has announced the Rooftop Writers Initiative, in partnership with the Stephen Sondheim Foundation and American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant.

Video: The Cast of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Perform 'Our Time' in New Music Video

An all new music video has been released for the song 'Our Time' from Merrily We Roll Along, featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez. Check out the video here!

MY FAVORITE THINGS Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and More, Will Come to Cinemas This February

CinemaLive has announced a new season of musical events to play in 475 cinemas across the UK and Ireland in 2024, including My Favorite Things, starring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and more. Check out the full slate here!

Creative Team Set for I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I COULD DIE Directed by Lucas Hnath

New York Theatre Workshop has revealed the full creative team for I Love You So Much I Could Die, written and performed by NYTW Usual Suspect Mona Pirnot (Private), and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath (Red Speedo).

Broadway Buying Guide: December 18, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, December 18, 2023.

MY FAVORITE THINGS: THE RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN 80TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Will Come to Cinemas in the UK and Ireland

The star-studded My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will be screened in more than 400 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 14 February and 18 February 2024.

Review: STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS: A CELEBRATION, Live at the Sondheim Theatre, Cast Recording

Were you one of the lucky few who managed to bag a ticket for the one-night-only, star-studded gala revue, StephenSondheim’s Old Friends, on May 3, 2022?

Review: HIGH SOCIETY, The Mill At Sonning

As households around the country begin to plan their festive feasts, the delightful Mill at Sonning in Berkshire already has theirs well in hand.

Feature: The Best Of 2023 And The Last Four Years

It's time to see what resonated the most with Broadway World Cabaret lead writer and Editor Stephen Mosher on the last day.

Maria Friedman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Maria Friedman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Maria Friedman has appeared on London's West End in 13 shows.

Maria Friedman's first West End show was Oklahoma! which opened in 1980

Maria Friedman has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable nominations include Outstanding Direction of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," Best Director at the Olivier Awards for "Merrily We Roll Along," Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "The Woman in White," Best Actress in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for "The Woman In White," "Ragtime," "Chicago," "Lady In The Dark," and "Passion," Best Entertainment at the Olivier Awards, and Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Sunday In The Park With George."

Maria Friedman has won several awards for her performances in various Broadway shows. She received the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for her role in "The Woman in White." Additionally, she won the Best Actress in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards for her performances in "Ragtime" and "Passion." She also received the Best Entertainment award at the Olivier Awards.

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