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Buddy Freitag

Producer
( d. May 30, 2012 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Barbara Freitag
Mr. Freitag, who was known as "Buddy," produced in conjunction with his wife Barbara. He attended Baruch College, CUNY and graduated in 1953. After serving two years in the US Army, he embarked on a 17-year career in advertising, eventually rising to the position of vice-president at Grey Advertising Agency. He then co-founded United Financial of America, Inc., a national commercial mortgage banking and brokerage firm.

The Freitags did not begin their producing career until Mr. Freitag sold UFA. They then began investing in Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, including Anna in the Tropics, The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?, Caroline, Or Change, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, West Side Story, Legally Blonde, In the Heights and All My Sons.

In 2007 Mr. Freitag became a full-fledged producer with a revival of Pinter's The Homecoming. He then followed that venture with a flurry of activity, joining the producing teams on such Broadway shows as November, Passing Strange, The Miracle Worker, Catch Me If You Can, High and Blithe Spirit.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Nice Work If You Can Get It
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013
End of the Rainbow
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Produced by Myla Lerner/Barbara & Buddy Freitag
Apr 02, 2012 - Aug 19, 2012
High
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
Apr 19, 2011 - Apr 24, 2011
Catch Me If You Can
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
Apr 10, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011
The Miracle Worker
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Dan Frishwasser
Mar 03, 2010 - Apr 04, 2010
Memphis
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
Oct 19, 2009 - Aug 05, 2012
Blithe Spirit
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Produced by Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Wendy Federman
Mar 15, 2009 - Jul 19, 2009
Passing Strange
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Buddy Freitag
Feb 28, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008
November
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Buddy Freitag
Jan 17, 2008 - Jul 13, 2008
The Homecoming
[Play, Revival]
  • Produced by Buddy Freitag
Dec 16, 2007 - Apr 13, 2008
2012 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Nice Work If You Can Get It [nominee]
Produced by Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson
2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 Nice Work If You Can Get It [nominee]
Produced by Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson
2011 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Catch Me If You Can [nominee]
Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
2010 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerMemphis [winner]
Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
winnerMemphis [winner]
Produced by Barbara and Buddy Freitag
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Play
 Blithe Spirit [nominee]
Produced by Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Wendy Federman
2008 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Passing Strange [nominee]
Produced by Buddy Freitag
2008 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Play
 The Homecoming [nominee]
Produced by Buddy Freitag
2008 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
winnerPassing Strange [winner]
Produced by Buddy Freitag
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