A Deeper Look: Jimmy Friedlander

A doctor and an actor is not a combination you often see, but Jimmy Friedlander is a very large exception to that thought. Playing the role of Courfeyrac/Constable 2 in the Omaha Community Playhouse’s performance of Les Misérables, Jimmy says that he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out, for any part, “I just wanted to be part of this amazing show.”

An Omaha native, Jimmy graduated from Burke High School before leaving to pursue medical school, residency and a fellowship. After completing all of that education, he is now a physician specializing in children and adults with allergies, asthma and immune system disorders.

Now back in Omaha as of 2012, Jimmy sees patients at Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In Omaha he is much closer to family and now has the opportunity to be involved with OCP.

Playing piano for fun for over 30 years, acting and singing in high school musicals for four and being the musical director of his a cappella group in college at the University of Pennsylvania, Jimmy is really no stranger to the musical and theatrical world. He says that Les Misérables has always been his favorite show and he’s so excited to be a part of the OCP’s production.

The most exciting thing right now for Jimmy (other than the show, of course) is his wedding on September 1 in Omaha, “right in the middle of rehearsal, yikes!” Sorry ladies, the doctor AND singer is taken. Jimmy looks forward to being a part of Les Misérables and the full cast of talented people.

You can see Jimmy Friedlander in his role as Courfeyrac and the Constable at the Omaha Community Playhouse's , running Sept. 20-Oct. 27, 2013; Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $24 for students. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call (402) 553-0900 or click here.

Story by Shannon Kern

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you have only touched some of the highlights in Jimmy's life. He is a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and nephew to name just a few. Also, don't forget about that smile he always has on his face! What a pleasure to be around