New York Director, Stage Manager Martin Fried, 62, is Dead

News   New York Director, Stage Manager Martin Fried, 62, is Dead Martin Fried, a Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional director and stage manager, died March 28 in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

Martin Fried, a Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional director and stage manager, died March 28 in Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

He was 62 and the cause of death was an aneurysm.

Mr. Fried directed the Broadway productions Daphne in Cottage D, The Natural Look and a bill of Hughie and Duet. He started his career as an actor in 1958, when he was The Newsboy in Winesburg, Ohio, which he also assistant stage-managed. He stage managed a number of tours and tryouts, acting occasionally.

Mr. Fried stage managed and acted in The Best Man on Broadway in 1961 and directed the national tour. His New York City directing debut was in 1966 with The Coop at Actors Playhouse. He was a friend and colleague of Lee Strasberg's and the Strasberg family for many years, The Times reported.

His former wife was the actress Brenda Vaccaro. Regionally, the Manhattan native also worked at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and staged a German production of George Tabori's The Cannibals, which he had earlier staged at the American Place Theater Off-Broadway, where he was a regular director 1968-74. His former wife is Lena Tabori.

Mr. Fried is survived by daughters Natasha Fried and Katrina Webber, both of Manhattan.

-- By Kenneth Jones