Neil Friedman


Neil is happy to be back at the Players. Players credits include: LombardiMaking God LaughOver the TavernA Little Night MusicWait Until DarkBorn YesterdayGreetingsUnnecessary Farce and The Fantasticks. Chicago credits: The Court Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Famous Door. Regional credits include: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, The New Victory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Capital Repertory, Florida Studio Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Flat Rock Playhouse and Austria’s Vienna English Theatre. Neil is an Artist-in-Residence at the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a proud recipient of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards.

2013 Roles: Fuller in SaloonGramps/Dick Wellington in Once A Ponzi Time; Boatman/Redmond in Sunday In The Park With George

2012 Roles: Beadsller/McNaught in Murder On The Nile; Lombardi in Lombardi

2011 Roles: Jimmy in Making God Laugh

2010 Roles: Chet in Over The Tavern; Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music; The Doctor, The Farmer, Man in Dress Shop, Turkey in Comic Potential

2009 Roles:  Bastien André in Is He Dead?; Sgt. Carlino in Wait Until Dark

2008 Roles:  Phil Gorski in Greetings!; Harry Brock in Born Yesterday; Hebble Tyson in The Lady’s Not For Burning

2007 Roles:  Todd in Unnecessary Farce; Derelict and the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors

2004 Roles:  Slovitch the Butcher in Fools; Count “Bobo: Bobonnet in Souffle Surprise; Narrator and Mysterious Man in Into the Woods

1998 Roles:  El Gallo, The Narrator in The Fantasticks

1997 Roles:  Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls; Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, Imperial Library Pref in Amadeus