Sonia Friedman OBE (1965–) is a British West End and Broadway Theatre Producer. Her mother was a concert pianist, and her father, a violinist, was leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and co-founder of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She trained as a stage manager at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she is now an honorary fellow. In the mid-1980s, along with actress and director Kelly Hunter, Friedman created a fundraising and awareness campaign in theatres on World Aids Day, which is now one of the biggest fundraising campaigns in theatre. Prior to forming Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP), Friedman spent three years as the producer for the Ambassador Theatre Group. Before joining ATG, she was the producer and co-founder of Out of Joint, now one of Britain’s leading theatre companies. From 1989 to 1993, she was a producer at the National Theatre, specializing in touring productions and theatre for young people.
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