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Michael Friedman

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Songs
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Music Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Music Consultant
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Musical Supervisor
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Composer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Dramaturg

Writing

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Photos

Sonny Franks (Angus Tuck) and Katy Tye (Winnie Foster). (background, L to R) Ryan Mic Photo

Sonny Franks (Angus Tuck) and Katy Tye (Winnie Foster). (background, L to R) Ryan Michael Friedman (Miles Tuck), Wendy Welch (Mae Tuck), and David Allen Norton (Jesse Tuck)

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04/02/2019
Ryan McCurdy, Chris Blisset, Cody Craven and Michael Friedman Photo

Ryan McCurdy, Chris Blisset, Cody Craven and Michael Friedman

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03/12/2018
Michael Friedman attending the 15th Anniversary for Page 73 Productions at City Winer Photo

Michael Friedman attending the 15th Anniversary for Page 73 Productions at City Winery in New York City on May 22, 2013.

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01/01/2018
Heather Christian, Duncan Sheik, and Public Forum  Michael Friedman Photo

Heather Christian, Duncan Sheik, and Public Forum Michael Friedman

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05/22/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Original Music

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Original Music

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music and Lyrics

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Songs

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Music Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Composer

[Broadway, 2010]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Composer

[Broadway, 2009]
Music Consultant

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Musical Supervisor

Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Composer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Composer

[Broadway, 2004]
Dramaturg

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Music
Music
Songs
Music
Music and Lyrics
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Michael Friedman Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee Gold Star
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Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Friedman, The Fortress of Solitude
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Music
Michael Friedman, The Fortress of Solitude
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lyrics
Michael Friedman, Love's Labour's Lost
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Musical Gold Star
Michael Friedman, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Music
Michael Friedman, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
 
Obie Awards - 2007 - Sustained Excellence in Music Gold Star
Michael Friedman
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Revival
Michael Fried, A Taste of Honey

Michael Friedman News

Managing Director Kate Liberman to Depart Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Photo Managing Director Kate Liberman to Depart Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced today that Managing Director Kate Liberman will depart the company on August 15, 2022. Over the coming months, HVSF will be conducting a thorough search for its next Managing Director.

Casts & Schedule Announced for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2022 Summer Season Photo Casts & Schedule Announced for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced today performance dates and casting for its 2022 Summer Season, the first season at its new home. The season will begin on July 7, 2022 with Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, which will conclude on September 18.

The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters Photo The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala to Honor Mia Katigbak and Les Waters
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

The Civilians (Steve Cosson, Artistic Director; Margaret Moll, Managing Director), the award-winning New York-based theater company, will honor actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO Mia Katigbak and Obie Award-winning director and arts leader Les Waters at The Civilians 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. The event, which takes place on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm at City Winery (25 11th Ave), will celebrate two decades of creative investigation into the richness and complexity of life.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May With Bess Wohl & More Photo Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May With Bess Wohl & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced four new community programs in May with Hermitage Fellows specializing in music, writing, multimedia, and theater, including an event with Tony Award-nominated playwright Bess Wohl (Grand Horizons, Small Mouth Sounds).

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Playwrights Horizons¬†today announced¬†its 2022‚Äď2023 season. Brought together amidst the easing of a reality-altering pandemic ‚ÄĒduring which desire for a ‚Äúreturn to normal‚ÄĚ began to feel at once futile and shortsighted‚ÄĒthe lineup consists of five works that consider and radically challenge the very idea of normalcy.

 Paladin Artists Names Veteran Agent Katie Gamelli To Oversee The Agency's Theatrical Photo Paladin Artists Names Veteran Agent Katie Gamelli To Oversee The Agency's Theatrical Literary Division
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Paladin Artists has announced the hire of agent Katie Gamelli to oversee the company’s Theatrical Literary division effective immediately.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Summer Season Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2022

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival shared plans for their 2022 Summer Season, the first to take place at their new, permanent home in Garrison, NY.

CHURCH & STATE Comes to Stage West This Month Photo CHURCH & STATE Comes to Stage West This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

A political candidate sharing his raw feelings about a hot button issue with the voting public during a campaign rally: what could possibly go wrong? It’s risky business, in Jason Odell Willliams’ timely political comedy-with-a-twist Church & State, which begins a 4-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 27 in the Jerry Russell Theatre at Stage West.

Photos: See Peppermint, Judy Kuhn, Nikki M. James & More at SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Photo Photos: See Peppermint, Judy Kuhn, Nikki M. James & More at SING OUT FOR FREEDOM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

xThe American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union presented their hybrid streaming and in-person Sing Out For Freedom benefit concert last night, Monday, November 22 at 7:30pm (EST at The Town Hall).

The Civilians Announces 20th Anniversary Season Photo The Civilians Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

The Civilians¬†has announced programming for its¬†20th anniversary season¬†which includes a return to in-person events. The season, running¬†December 13, 2021 ‚Äď June 6, 2022,¬†celebrates the vital and necessary human connections that have made The Civilians thrive for two decades.

Michael Friedman Videos

Track Debut: Margo Seibert Sings 'I Give Away Children' From UNKNOWN SOLDIER VideoTrack Debut: Margo Seibert Sings 'I Give Away Children' From UNKNOWN SOLDIER
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording¬†‚Äď one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter¬†Michael Friedman¬†‚Äď will be released in digital and streaming formats on¬†Friday, September 24, the date that would have been Friedman‚Äôs 46th¬†birthday.¬†

Broadway Rewind: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Makes Music in Central Park VideoBroadway Rewind: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Makes Music in Central Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 28, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Love's Labour's Lost arrived at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre. The Public Theater production opened on August 12.

VIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala VideoVIDEO: Watch Laura Benanti Host Broadway Stands Up For Freedom Gala
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2019

Last night, Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti hosted and performed at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert. She was joined by Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me Kate), Tony Award nominees Montego Glover (Memphis), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) as well as Broadway performers Krystina Alabado (Mean Girls), Julia Murney (Wicked), Jeannette Bayardelle (Hair), Shoba Narayan (The Great Comet), and Emmy nominee Shaina Taub (Public Works' Twelfth Night), along with Starr Busby (Octet), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), We McDonald (NBC's The Voice), Liana Stampur, and the BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS.

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Discusses Upcoming MY BODY MY BUSINESS! Concert VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Discusses Upcoming MY BODY MY BUSINESS! Concert
by Julie Musbach - Oct 25, 2019

Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti will host and perform at the 17th annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM concert on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. at The Town Hall in New York City (123 W. 43 St.) Hear what she has to say about the upcoming event.

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING at Encores! Off-Center VideoBWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2018

Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series, continues tonight with Gone Missing. John Behlmann, Susan Blackwell, Aysan Celik, Deborah S. Craig, Taylor Mac, and David Ryan Smithwill star in the special two-night-only engagement, presented in honor of composer and 2017 Encores! Artistic Director Michael Friedman.

BWW TV: Watch Susan Blackwell & Company Preview Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING at En VideoBWW TV: Watch Susan Blackwell & Company Preview Michael Friedman's GONE MISSING at Encores! Off-Center
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2018

Encores! Off-Center, New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series, continues next week with Gone Missing. John Behlmann, Susan Blackwell, Aysan Celik, Deborah S. Craig, Taylor Mac, and David Ryan Smith will star in the special two-night-only engagement, presented in honor of composer and 2017 Encores! Artistic Director Michael Friedman.

Tony Talk: Best Book of a Musical, Itamar Moses VideoTony Talk: Best Book of a Musical, Itamar Moses
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2018

Itamar Moses has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.

VIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week VideoVIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. Watch below for a preview of the new show!

VIDEO: Lena Hall Performs 'Tear Me Down' From HEDWIG in First Video in OBSESSED Serie VideoVIDEO: Lena Hall Performs 'Tear Me Down' From HEDWIG in First Video in OBSESSED Series
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2018

SKB Records has launched the groundbreaking new music and video series LENA HALL Obesssed from the Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee that begins today, Friday, January 5. Hall, a singular artist who authentically and explosively brings the worlds of Rock and Broadway together, will release a monthly series of EPs over the course of 2018. Obsessed consists of 12 EPs, each released on the first Friday of every month, featuring stripped-down, emotionally-intensive covers of one artist or band with whom Lena is obsessed. Performance music videos have been created for all 54 songs in the series and a new music video will premiere every week in 2018. Obsessed is produced by Justin Craig, Lena Hall and Kurt Deutsch. Purchase the EPs, which are also available on all digital and streaming platforms, and view the videos at www.LenaHallObsessed.com.

VIDEO: Watch the Full Michael Friedman Memorial at The Public, Featuring Alumni from  VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full Michael Friedman Memorial at The Public, Featuring Alumni from His Shows & Special Memories
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Last night, The Public Theater celebrated the life and legacy of Michael Friedman in all of their downtown theater spaces.


Michael Friedman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Friedman written?
Michael Friedman has written 12 shows including Romeo and Juliet (Composer), Roulette (Composer), The Water's Edge (Music), Satellites (Music), Gone Missing (Lyricist), God's Ear (Songs), Saved (Composer), Saved (Lyricist), This Beautiful City (Lyricist), Post Office (Composer), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Composer), Unknown Soldier (Music and Lyrics).

What awards has Michael Friedman been nominated for?
Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for Michael Friedman , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for The Fortress of Solitude , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Fortress of Solitude , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Love's Labour's Lost , Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Sustained Excellence in Music (Obie Awards) and Best Revival (Tony Awards) for A Taste of Honey .

What awards has Michael Friedman won?
Playwrights' Sidewalk Inductee (The Lortels) for Michael Friedman Outstanding Musical (The Lortels) for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jacksonand Sustained Excellence in Music (Obie Awards).