Gary William Friedman is a versatile composer best known for his groundbreaking score for the TONY nominated, OBIE Award winning musical The Me Nobody Knows. Other musical theater credits include the award winning Taking My Turn, which was presented on PBS Television's Great Performance Series, Sheba, Platinum, The Last Supper, and most recently Treasure Island. In addition to the theater, his music spans the genres of jazz, film, symphonic and liturgical works. His orchestral, operatic and dance works have been commissioned and performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lancaster Music Festival, the Columbus Symphony, The Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho, and Encompass New Opera Theatre. In addition to scoring features and highly acclaimed television films, he served as Music Director for T.V.'s "The Electric Company", for which he wrote many songs including the popular "Spider Man Theme Song". He has co-produced and arranged several internationally acclaimed jazz recordings by his wife, Stevie Holland. The two are also songwriting collaborators.

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Upcoming Performances

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Recent Performances

Merton of the Movies: The Musical Has Industry Reading

December 4th, 2023

Merton of the Movies: The Musical is taking first steps to getting onto the big stage!


World Premiere: ANTHEM

October 29th, 2017

Anthem, a chamber work set to a poem by Ross Yockey, commissioned by the Essex Chamber Music Players, was premiered on October 29th, 2017, at the David Hartleb Tech Center, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill MA.


March 9, 2020

Gary William Friedman and Will Holt's award-winning musical Taking My Turn was celebrated in concert on March 9, 2020 at 54Below in New York. Click here to watch a Playlist of the Performances on YouTube!

World Premiere Concert Presentation: Platinum Dreams, The new musical by Gary William Friedman and Stevie Holland

January 30, 2023

Platinum Dreams was conceived utilizing the scores from Friedman’s and Will Holt’s Broadway/Off-Broadway shows Platinum and Sunset (plus new songs by Holland and Friedman).

January 2023 at 54Below in NYC!