The actors will discuss their work in Sondheim musicals during the 6:30 PM conversation; Edward Seckerson will moderate. A question-and-answer session will also be part of the evening, which will be recorded for future broadcast on Stage and Screen Online. Maria Friedman made her Broadway in The Woman in White playing Marian, a role she created on the London stage. She won her third Olivier Award for her performance as Mother in the West End production of Ragtime. She also won Oliviers for her one-woman show, Maria Friedman—By Special Arrangement, and for her work as Fosca in the London production of Sondheim's Passion. She received Olivier nominations for her roles as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George and Roxie in Chicago. Friedman's other stage credits include Lady in the Dark, Blues in the Night, April in Paris, Break of Day, Square Rounds, The Witches of Eastwick and Ragtime. She can also be seen as the Narrator in the film video of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Friedman recently took part in a London concert of Stephen Sondheim's Follies.
Daniel Evans won an Olivier Award for the recent London production of Sunday in the Park with George. He will repeat his role as George in the upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company production of that Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical. The actor netted an Olivier nomination for his work in Leonard Bernstein's Candide at the National Theatre, and won the Best Actor in a Musical prize when he starred in Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along at the Donmar Warehouse. He also appeared in Grand Hotel, also at the Donmar.
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