Gerald Freedman Biography (1927-)

Full name, Gerald Alan Freedman; born June 25, 1927, in Lorain, OH; son of Barnie B. (a doctor) and Fannie (Sepsenwol) Freedman. Addresses: HOME--150 W. 87th Street, New York, NY 10024. OFFICE--Great Lakes Theatre Festival,1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 250, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Birth Details
June 25, 1927
Lorain, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FIRST BROADWAY WORK--Assistant director, Bells Are Ringing, Shubert Theatre, 1956.
  • FIRST LONDON WORK--Director, Bells Are Ringing, Coliseum Theatre, 1957.
  • PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Assistant director, West Side Story, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1957, then Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1958.
  • On the Town, Carnegie Hall Playhouse, New York City, 1959.
  • assistant director, Gypsy, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • Rosemary and The Alligators, both York Playhouse, New York City, 1960.
  • The Gay Life, Shubert Theatre, 1961.
  • West Side Story, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • Sing to Me through Open Windows and The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis, both Players Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • A Time for Singing, Broadway Theatre, 1966.
  • King Lear, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Colette, Ellen Stewart Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • The Incomparable Max, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1971.
  • The School for Scandal, Good Shepherd-Faith Church, New York City, 1972.
  • The Creation of the World and Other Business, Shubert Theatre, 1972.
  • The Au Pair Man, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973.
  • Love's Labour's Lost, City Center Theatre, 1974.
  • An American Millionaire, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1974.
  • The Robber Bridegroom, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1976.
  • Twelfth Night, American Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Center for thePerforming Arts, Stratford, CT, 1978.
  • Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest, all American Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Center for the Performing Arts, 1979.
  • The Grand Tour, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • West Side Story, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1980.
  • Measure for Measure, National Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA, 1981.
  • Mahalia, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1982.
  • America's Sweetheart, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, then CoconutGrove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL, both 1985.
  • The Skin of Our Teeth, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1985.
  • Also assistant director, West Side Story, productions in Paris and Israel, 1958; director, Bil and Cora Baird's Marionette Theatre, New York City, 1963; director, Mrs. Warren's Profession, New York City, 1976; director, TwelfthNight, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Game of Love, Ghosts, Macbeth, The Boys from Syracuse, Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost, and Blood Wedding, all Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, OH, 1985-87.
  • As You Like It, Delacorte Theatre, 1963.
  • Electra, Delacorte Theatre, 1964.
  • Love's Labour's Lost, Delacorte Theatre, 1965.
  • Richard III, and associate producer, All's Well That Ends Well, both Delacorte Theatre, 1966.
  • The Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus, both Delacorte Theatre, 1967.
  • Hair and Hamlet, both Public Theatre, 1967.
  • Ergo, Public Theatre, 1968.
  • Henry IV, Parts I and II, both Delacorte Theatre, 1968.
  • Cities in Bezique, Invitation to a Beheading, No Place to Be Somebody, and Sambo, all Public Theatre, 1969.
  • Black Electra, Mobile Theatre, 1969.
  • Peer Gynt and Twelfth Night, both Delacorte Theatre, 1969.
  • Timon of Athens, Delacorte Theatre, 1971.
  • The Wedding of Iphigenia and Iphigenia in Concert, both Public Theatre, 1971.
  • Hamlet, Delacorte Theatre, 1972.
  • Much Ado about Nothing, Public Theatre, 1988.
  • The Barber of Saville, New York City Opera, State Theatre, New York City,1966.
  • Beatrix Cenci, Opera Society of Washington, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1971.
  • L'Orfeo, San Francisco Opera Company, San Francisco, 1972.
  • The Coronation of Poppaea, New York City Opera, Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY, 1972, then State Theatre, 1973.
  • St. Matthew Passion, San Francisco Opera Company, 1973.
  • Beatrix Cenci, New York City Opera, State Theatre, 1973.
  • Idomeneo, Opera Society of Washington, Kennedy Center, 1974.
  • Ariadne, American Opera Society, New York City, 1974.
  • Die Fledermaus, New York City Opera, State Theatre, 1974.
  • Idomeneo, New York City Opera, State Theatre, 1975.
  • Brigadoon, New York City Opera, State Theatre, 1986.
  • South Pacific, New York City Opera, State Theatre, 1987.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Director, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin'So Sad, U.S. cities, 1963-64.
  • Oldsmobile Music Theatre, NBC, 1959.
  • Also Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC; Ford Theatre, NBC; Blondie, NBC; The Dupont Show of the Month, CBS; and Celebrity Playhouse.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • The Anne Bancroft Special, CBS, 1970.
  • Also Antigone.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • Composer of music, Rosemary and Alligators, both York Playhouse, New YorkCity, 1960.
  • book and lyrics (with John Morris) A Time for Singing, Broadway Theatre,New York City, 1966.
  • lyrics, Take One Step, New York Shakespeare Festival, Mobile Theatre, NewYork City, 1968.
  • (adaptor) Peer Gynt, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • Writings;OTHER
  • Contributed prefaces and commentary to editions of Love's Labour's Lost,1968, and Titus Andronicus, 1970.

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