Every night at the talkback for “God’s Ear” somebody asks, “Who wrote the songs?” So here ya go.
His name is Michael Friedman. He’s written songs or incidental music for a ton of off- and off-off- Broadway plays, including a couple of musicals. One of those is an adaptation of the movie Saved.
I found this article from the NY Times. It’s really good, though it’s 2 years old, so it’s missing a lot of his more recent credits, including God’s Ear.
So, here’s an excerpt and a link.
It has been said about the composer and lyricist Michael Friedman that he can do a little bit of everything. And judging by his current to-do list, it’s true.
A member of the highly regarded downtown theater troupe the Civilians, Mr. Friedman is hanging out these days in Colorado Springs with eight members of the group, writing songs for a theater piece about evangelicals in America. On a recent 24-hour visit to New York he talked over a quick lunch in Greenwich Village about being “terrible at time management” and ending up “overly busy because I get excited by things and can’t say no.”
If you’re interested in that Civilians show, I can tell you it’s really great. We saw it at the Humana Festival. You can watch a little video here.