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Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo


Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo has left an indelible mark on the landscape of the American theatre. He’s created poster art for more than 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and international productions, including some of the most memorable designs in theatre history including The Lion King, Sweeney Todd, Deathtrap, and Sunday in the Park with George. has called him, “the theatre poster legend.”

In 1987, Fraver’s designs garnered him a Special Drama Desk Award for “consistently inspired artwork for theatrical productions,” an honor never before bestowed in the area of theatrical advertising. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center presented a retrospective exhibition of his posters in celebration of his illustrious career in 2011.

In 2018, Schiffer Publishing released a monograph collection of over 250 of his poster designs in the book. Fraver by Design: 5 Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond is available at