Cantor Dudu Fisher to Play Harris Theater in Millennium Park, 6/5
Celebrated cantor Dudu Fisher, best known for his role as Jean Valjean in the Israeli version of "Les Miserables" and star of best-selling Branson, Mo. show "Jerusalem," brings an exciting and visually stunning concert to Harris Theater at Millennium Park in Chicago on June 5.
In Branson, Mo., Fisher's "Jerusalem" show is a multi-media performance comprising songs, stories and videos about the capital city of his native Israel. Accompanied by a six-piece band, the show also features Shai Bachar as musical director and arranger. This was the first time a Jewish artist from Israel presented a show for an extended run in Branson, which received "Jerusalem" enthusiastically.
Based on his PBS special "Dudu Live From Israel," Fisher's Chicago concert will take audiences on an inspired journey connecting his talent as a Broadway performer, cantor, and contemporary artist with music as well as stories that celebrate the beauty of Israel's landscape, culture and people. Showcasing his phenomenal vocal talent and artistic range, the evening's repertoire will include songs performed both in English and Hebrew.
"Unlike my usual performances backed by a big band or symphony orchestra, this tour simply features me with a microphone and piano accompaniment," says Fisher. "We hope to create a more intimate setting, like watching the show from your living room, where I share songs and personal stories about my family and country. This year marks my 40th year in entertainment, so there is much to share and to celebrate!"
The show is part of a select run of dates in late May and early June visiting major cities such as New York City and Baltimore. The concert starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Visit www.dudufisher.com for more information.
Dudu Fisher began his career in his native country of Israel, where he studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music. At 22 years old, he was invited to become the cantor of the great synagogue of Tel Aviv. Along with his synagogue duties, Fisher traveled throughout the world, bringing traditional Hassidic, Yiddish and cantorial music to new audiences.
Fisher is best known for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in the Hebrew production of "Les Miserables," which became the longest running show in Israel. He went on to play the role on Broadway and London's West End. The singer has also held starring roles in productions of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Kol Nidre," "Over the Rainbow," "Stairways to Heaven," "The Rothschilds," and one-man shows "Never on Friday," "Something Old, Something New," as well as "Dudu Fisher, Coming to America."
Additionally, Fisher sang the role of Moses in the Hebrew version of Steven Spielberg's "The Prince of Egypt." He has sung with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore and Queens Symphony Orchestras. Other high profile appearances include performances for Britain's royal family, the Thai royal family and President Clinton. He was also the first Israeli artist allowed to sing in the Soviet Union in the days before perestroika.
Furthermore, Fisher has acted as host on an Israeli television series and filmed an Emmy-nominated PBS special in the Beit She'an valley in Israel. Currently, Fisher performs his show "Jerusalem" in Branson, Mo. each year, bringing the ancient city of Jerusalem to life through his songs, stories and videos.
For more information on Dudu Fisher, visit www.dudufisher.com.