Frank Verlizzo

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Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo
Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo

Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo is an American design artist and Drama Desk Award-winner. He is best known for creating the posters for many prominent Broadway productions, including the original productions of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sunday in the Park with George.

Early life[edit]

Fraver is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. He attended the High School of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute. It was at Pratt that he received his first big break in the theater industry, as his illustration teacher was David Edward Byrd, the man who designed the poster art for the original productions of the musicals Follies and Godspell. Byrd, seeing that Fraver's work largely centered on movies,[1] suggested he visit The Blaine Thompson Agency,[2] at the time the largest advertising agency for Broadway shows.

Notable past work[edit]


Fraver recently created, an educational website devoted to preserving his projects and the stories behind them.


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