Michael Friedman wrote the music and lyrics to Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, which recently played at The Public Theater and on Broadway. As an Associate Artist with the acclaimed theater company The Civilians, he has written music and lyrics for Canard Canard Goose, Gone Missing, Nobody's Lunch, This Beautiful City, In the Footprint, and The Great Immensity, and co-created the groups 2012 TED Talk. Other works include Saved and The Brand New Kid. With Steve Cosson, he is the co-author of Paris Commune. His music has appeared in shows at most major New York theaters and at theaters around the country.
Upcoming projects include an adaptation of Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost, a new Civilians' project about the adult film industry, a commission for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a dance project about Dance Marathons with Benjamin Millepied, and an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel The Fortress of Solitude.
He was the dramaturg for the recent Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, and has been a MacDowell Fellow, a Princeton Hodder Fellow, a Meet The Composer Fellow, and a Visiting Professor at the Princeton Environmental Institute. He received an OBIE Award for sustained achievement.
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