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Peter Friedman

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Peter Friedman (Doyle) recently appeared in The Debate Society's Jacuzzi; Playwrights Horizons' Fly By Night; and Will Eno's The Open House. He has appeared in the New York productions of End Days, Annie Baker's Body Awareness and Circle Mirror Transformation, Amy Herzog's After the Revolution and ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 24, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Peter Friedman (Doyle) recently appeared in The Debate Society's Jacuzzi; Playwrights Horizons' Fly By Night; and Will Eno's The Open House. He has appeared in the New York productions of End Days, Annie Baker's Body Awareness and Circle Mirror Transformation, Amy Herzog's After the Revolution and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre World Premiere, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons World Premiere, 2017
The Son
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival at The Public Theater, 2017
Polonius
  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater and Ars Nova Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Dan
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater, 2015
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Co-Production, 2011
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2009
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Dr. Rushower
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Juror #10
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Mathias Gold
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Dr. Mark Bruckner
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Tateh
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Herbie
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Arthur Brooks
  [Broadway]
1989
Arthur Brooks
  [Broadway]
1989
Scoop Rosenbaum
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Scoop Rosenbaum
  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Humphry Taylor
  [Broadway]
1986
Douglas Schmidt
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Norman
  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Captain Charles Taylor
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
American Sailor #2
Papa Leplee/American Sailor #2
German Soldier #1 (Understudy)
Dope pusher (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Non-Floyd/ Jurgen/ Albert/ Bob Fechter/ Patient
  [Broadway]
1974
Marquis Miglioriti
Guido Venanzi (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1974
Ben
  [Broadway]
1973
Seton Cram (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1973
Auguste
Coustouillu (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1973
Carpenter
  [Broadway]
1972
Commander
Don Carlos (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1972
Committeeman

Photos

Peter Friedman, Urban Stages Frances Hill and honoree Reed Birney Photo

Peter Friedman, Urban Stages Frances Hill and honoree Reed Birney

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Date:
05/24/2022
Peter Friedman, Caitlin O'Connell Photo

Peter Friedman, Caitlin O'Connell

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Date:
10/02/2019
David Thompson and Peter Friedman Photo

David Thompson and Peter Friedman

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Date:
11/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Vineyard Theatre World Premiere, 2018
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons World Premiere, 2017
The Son

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival at The Public Theater, 2017
Polonius

  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater and Ars Nova Original Off-Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Dan

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater, 2015
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Co-Production, 2011
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2009
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Dr. Rushower

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Juror #10

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Mathias Gold

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2000
Dr. Mark Bruckner

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Tateh

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Herbie

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Arthur Brooks

  [Broadway]
1989
Arthur Brooks

  [Broadway]
1989
Scoop Rosenbaum

  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Scoop Rosenbaum

  [Off-Broadway]
1986
Humphry Taylor

  [Broadway]
1986
Douglas Schmidt

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Norman

  [Off-Broadway]
1981
Captain Charles Taylor

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1981
American Sailor #2


Papa Leplee/American Sailor #2

German Soldier #1 (Understudy)

Dope pusher (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1979
Non-Floyd/ Jurgen/ Albert/ Bob Fechter/ Patient

  [Broadway]
1974
Marquis Miglioriti

Guido Venanzi (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1974
Ben

  [Broadway]
1973
Seton Cram (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1973
Auguste

Coustouillu (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1973
Carpenter

  [Broadway]
1972
Commander

Don Carlos (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1972
Committeeman

Peter Friedman Biography

Peter Friedman (Doyle) recently appeared in The Debate Society's Jacuzzi; Playwrights Horizons' Fly By Night; and Will Eno's The Open House. He has appeared in the New York productions of End Days, Annie Baker's Body Awareness and Circle Mirror Transformation, Amy Herzog's After the Revolution and The Great God Pan, the musical Ragtime, and The Heidi Chronicles, among many others. His film work includes The Savages, Safe, Breaking Upwards, Harvest, Single White Female, Love and Other Drugs, and Side Effects. He has puppeteered on TV's "The Muppet Show," and was a series regular on "Brooklyn Bridge."

Peter Friedman Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Peter Friedman, The Treasurer
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Peter Friedman, Fly By Night
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Peter Friedman, The Open House
 
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Peter Friedman, The Open House
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Peter Friedman, The Great God Pan
 
Obie Awards - 2010 - Performance Gold Star
Peter Friedman, Circle Mirror Transformation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Peter FriedmanBody Awareness
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Peter Friedman, Ragtim
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Featured Actor - Musical Gold Star
Peter FriedmanRagtime
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Peter Friedman, Ragtime
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Peter Friedman, The Heidi Chronicles

Peter Friedman News

HBO Drama Series SUCCESSION Begins Production On Season Four Photo HBO Drama Series SUCCESSION Begins Production On Season Four
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022

Created by Jesse Armstrong, the series explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck). All three seasons are available to stream on HBO Max. 

Photos: See Reed Birney, AJ Shively & More at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit Photo Photos: See Reed Birney, AJ Shively & More at Urban Stages' 38th Annual Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Urban Stages 38th Annual Gala took place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at the Central Park Boathouse.

Sergio Trujillo, James Lapine, Kathleen Marshall & More to Take Part in TDF's 2022 We Photo Sergio Trujillo, James Lapine, Kathleen Marshall & More to Take Part in TDF's 2022 Wendy Wasserstein Project Ceremony
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

On Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m., TDF will host its annual Wendy Wasserstein Project ceremony at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street).

RAGTIME Original Broadway Cast Recording Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now Photo RAGTIME Original Broadway Cast Recording Limited Edition Vinyl Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

In its first appearance on vinyl, the¬†Original Broadway Cast Recording of Ragtime ‚Äď featuring the Tony Award-winning score by composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist Lynn Ahrens ‚Äď is celebrated in a commemorative ‚Äúred, white and blue‚ÄĚ collectors limited edition, available everywhere now from Masterworks Broadway.

Listen: Lea Michele Talks SPRING AWAKENING and More on LITTLE ME: GROWING UP BROADWAY Photo Listen: Lea Michele Talks SPRING AWAKENING and More on LITTLE ME: GROWING UP BROADWAY Podcast
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

Lea Michele chatted with Marc Tumminelli on the Little Me: Growing Up Broadway podcast for a special episode in which she recounts her early days on Broadway, the upcoming Spring Awakening reunion concert, her new album and so much more.

HBO Renews Drama Series SUCCESSION For A Fourth Season Photo HBO Renews Drama Series SUCCESSION For A Fourth Season
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2021

Succession explores themes of power and family through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck). The series‚Äô second season won a total of seven Emmys¬ģ, including Outstanding Drama Series. Watch the trailer for season 3 now!

HBO Max Sets Return Date for SUCCESSION Photo HBO Max Sets Return Date for SUCCESSION
by Michael Major - Oct 15, 2021

HBO Original series Succession will debut its nine-episode season this Sunday, October 17. The cast for the series includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, and Linda Emond. Plus, watch a trailer for the new season now!

HBO'S SUCCESSION Season 3 Sets Premiere Date Photo HBO'S SUCCESSION Season 3 Sets Premiere Date
by Michael Major - Sep 13, 2021

Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season two, Logan Roy begins Season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.

Ali Stroker, Mykal Kilgore & More to Take Part in Playwrights Horizons 50th Anniversa Photo Ali Stroker, Mykal Kilgore & More to Take Part in Playwrights Horizons 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

Playwrights Horizons will present a 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, June 23 at 8pm. This virtual event honors the organization’s storied past and fundraises for the vast potential of what’s to come.

Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & M Photo Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & More About The Lyric Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

Peter Friedman Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2018

Vineyard Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE- an original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE will extend until through Sunday, June 24.

BWW TV: Susan Stroman, John Kander & More Go inside Rehearsals of THE BEAST IN THE JU VideoBWW TV: Susan Stroman, John Kander & More Go inside Rehearsals of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 7, 2018

Irina Dvorovenko ('The Americans'), a former American Ballet Theatreprincipal dancer, Tony Award nominees Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND) and Peter Friedman (RAGTIME, The Vineyard's THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND...), and Teagle F. Bourgere (THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN) will be featured in the world premiere of The Beast in the Jungle, an original work fusing dance, drama and music by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander(CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony Award nominee playwright David Thompson(STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT).

VIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's VideoVIDEO: MILES FOR MARY Makes New York Return and Off-Broadway Premiere at Playwright's Horizons
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2017

After a smash run last fall, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will present MILES FOR MARY, a new play by The Mad Ones. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, MILES FOR MARY received critical acclaim during its fall 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr. Watch the new trailer below!

VIDEO: On This Day, December 8- RAGTIME Gets World Premiere in Toronto! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, December 8- RAGTIME Gets World Premiere in Toronto!
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2017

Today we celebrate Ragtime the Musical, which had its world premiere in Toronto on this day in 1996.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's HER REQUIEM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2016

Peter Friedman, Keilly McQuail, Naian Gonzalez Norvind,Robbie Collier Sublett, Joyce Van Pattenand Mare Winningham are featured in the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater world premiere of Her Requiem, by Greg Pierce, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Her Requiem runs for six weeks only through Sunday, March 20 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with Merritt Wever & the Cast of MCC's THE NETHER!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 10, 2015

MCC THEATER will soon present the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley's The Nether directed byAnne Kaufman. As previously announced, The Nether will star 'Nurse Jackie' Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever, New York theater veteran Peter Friedman, Tony Award winner Frank Wood, Boardwalk Empire's Ben Rosenfield, and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso. The company just met the press and below you can check out interviews from inside the rehearsal room!

BWW TV: Allison Case, Adam Chanler-Berat, Patti Murin & More Preview Playwrights Horizons' FLY BY NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2014

Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Fly By Night: A New Musical, conceived byKim Rosenstock (Tigers Be Still), written by Will Connolly (performer, Once), Michael Mitnick (Sex Lives of Our Parents, the upcoming film The Giver) and Ms. Rosenstock, and directed by Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl, Orange Flower Water). The cast met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company about the new musical. Check out what they had to say in the video below!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE OPEN HOUSE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2014

Signature Theatre is currently presenting the world premiere of THE OPEN HOUSE, by Will Eno and directed by Oliver Butler. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production is now playing through through March 23, 2014 with a March 3 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer for Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Now Playing
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. The show is now in preview ahead of its official opening night, this Thursday, September 5. Check out the just-released trailer below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Sneak Peek of Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm will present the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at the team in action!


Peter Friedman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Peter Friedman been in?
Peter Friedman has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

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

What awards has Peter Friedman been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Treasurer , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fly By Night , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Open House , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (The Lortels) for The Open House , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Great God Pan , Performance (Obie Awards) for Circle Mirror Transformation , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Body Awareness , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Ragtim , Best Featured Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ragtime and Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Heidi Chronicles .

What awards has Peter Friedman won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Circle Mirror Transformationand Best Featured Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ragtime .