Israeli actor to play Tevye in Broadway Fiddler revival
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Israeli actor to play Tevye in Broadway Fiddler revival

Stage and screen actor and singer Yehezkel Lazarov will bring his skills to the show as it travels around the US

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

One of the iconic scenes in the revival of 'Fiddler on the Roof' (Courtesy 'Fiddler on the Roof')
One of the iconic scenes in the revival of 'Fiddler on the Roof' (Courtesy 'Fiddler on the Roof')

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.”

Yehezkel Lazarov, the new Tevye in the revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ which will leave Broadway and travel across the US. (Courtesy)

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.

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