Sonia Friedman
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United Kingdom
2019

Sonia Friedman Productions

Sonia
Friedman

Producer

Since 1990, Friedman’s London-based company has developed and produced over 160 productions that won a total of 30 Tonys and 55 Olivier Awards (including a record-breaking 14 in 2014). She’s currently enjoying her greatest success as lead producer — with Colin Callender — of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” still playing in New York (where it won six Tonys), London, Melbourne and San Francisco and soon to launch in Toronto and Hamburg. Other recent shows include West End productions of “The Book of Mormon,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “All About Eve” and Broadway takes on “The Ferryman,” “Ink,” “Mean Girls” and “The Inheritance.” She’s also produced 2015’s small-screen miniseries adaptation of “Wolf Hall” and TV movie “King Lear,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Career

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Jerusalem

Education

  • University of London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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