There’s a new Tevye in town. Israeli actor, singer, and dancer, Yehezkel Lazarov, known from the local stage and screen, will take the lead role in “Fiddler on the Roof,” the current revival on Broadway.
The production is due to finish its current run on December 31, and go on the road, traveling to stages around the US, from New York and Boston to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Lazarov reportedly wowed producer Orin Wolf and director Bartlett Sherr with his rendition of “If I Were a Rich Man.”
Lazarov, known for a variety of performances in Israeli films and television shows, is currently directing the adaptation of the David Grossman novel, “Falling Out of Time” at the Gesher Theater. He is also acting in the Cameri Theatre production of “A Chorus Line.”
This is the fifth revival of the beloved play, which first opened in 1964 on Broadway.
The current revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” will have played a total of 463 performances when it ends its run on December 31.
It stars six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye.
The musical was also nominated for Best Revival and Best Choreography.