After spending several years conducting musicals on Broadway, David went to Hollywood where he was the conductor and vocal arranger on such Disney classics as “Beauty & The Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” This led to David’s writing music and lyrics for Disney’s “Aladdin and the King of Thieves” and to scoring three animated television series and the film “Trick”.
As a record producer, David started his own company, MIDDER Music Records, and wrote for and and produced all of the late, great Nancy LaMott’s CD’s. David’s songs have also been performed and recorded by luminaries such as Diana Ross (“Your Love – Quadruple Platinum), Barry Manilow, (“We Live on Borrowed Time” and “You’re There,”) Petula Clark, Laura Branigan, Jason Alexander, Laurie Beechman, Lainie Kazan, Leslie Uggams, Kristen Chenoweth, Heather Headley, Kathie Lee Gifford and many others. His Christmas Oratorio “King Island Christmas,” written with Deborah Brevoort, has had over 30 productions around the world, and his musical “Chasing Nicolette,” written with Peter Kellogg, opened to unanimous rave reviews at the Prince theater in Philadelphia in December and is slated for Broadway in the fall. Another new Musical, “Desperate Measures,” also written with Peter Kellogg, recently opened in Dallas to glowing reviews and is headed for New York. David’s platinum selling song “Open Your Eyes To Love” was featured on the soundtrack of “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” and he has written the opening song for Disney’s sequel to Bambi, due out in 2006. Having recently released his Songbook, containing 63 of his best known songs, David will soon begin work on a solo CD and as many as 10 new posthumous Nancy LaMott CD’s and DVD’s, including “Nancy LaMott Live at Tavern on the Green” which was released nationwide to unanimous acclaim.
Recently David completed an off-Broadway run of his revue, entitled “Listen To My Heart-The Songs of David Friedman,” featuring David and 5 of Broadways finest singers performing 27 of his songs. The Cast CD containing a live performance of the entire show is now available in stores, and companies are opening all across America.