Sonia Friedman
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Sonia Friedman Productions

Sonia
Friedman

Producer

Sonia Friedman Productions has been responsible for some of the most successful theater productions in London and New York. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced more than 160 new productions, and has won numerous Olivier and Tony awards.

These achievements followed the premiere last year in London’s West End of the huge creative and commercial hit “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” produced by Friedman and Colin Callender. It opens at the Lyric Theater on Broadway in 2018. This year she was behind the Broadway adaptation of the George Orwell classic “1984” with Olivia Wilde.

Friedman has also branched out into television, working with Callender on a variety of projects, such as Golden Globe- and BAFTA-nominated “The Dresser,” Golden Globe and BAFTA-winner “Wolf Hall,” starring Mark Rylance, and a forthcoming production of “King Lear,” starring Anthony Hopkins.

Prior to setting up SFP in 2002, Friedman spent three years as the producer for the Ambassador Theater Group. Before that, she was the producer and co-founder of Out of Joint, now one of Britain’s leading theater companies.
From 1989 to 1993, she was a producer at the National Theater, specializing in touring productions and theater for young people.

This year she took the No. 1 spot in the power list compiled by Britain’s leading live-theater magazine The Stage. She was also named producer of the year at The Stage Awards, marking the third time in a row she has received the honor. On the same day, she was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire), one of the U.K. government’s highest accolades.

Career

  • Sonia Friedman Productions
  • Out of Joint Theatre Company
  • Ambassador Theatre Group

Education

  • University of London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact

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