Michael Friedman, an American composer and lyricist is a founding Associate Artist of The Civilians. He received a 2007 Obie award for sustained excellence. His musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson opened on Broadway in October 2010.
Friedman wrote music and lyrics for Saved, In the Bubble, The Brand New Kid, God’s Ear, and The Blue Demon. His music has also been heard at the New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage, SoHo Rep, Signature Theatre, Theater for a New Audience, and The Acting Company. Regionally, his work has been featured at Hartford Stage, Humana Festival, ART, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Portland Center Stage, and internationally at London’s Soho and Gate Theatres and the Edinburgh Festival.