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.Read full bio here
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.
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!
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).