FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens at Pittburgh CLO, 7/13
Fiddler on the Roof captures the colorful story of one Jewish father’s struggle to hold on to his family’s traditions amidst the rebellious antics of his three independent daughters and the turmoil of an ever-changing world. With its rich score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that includes favorites such as “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition,” this award-winning musical has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty.
ABOUT THE CAST
Lewis J. Stadlen (Tevye) made his professional debut in 1967, playing Mendel the rabbi’s son in the National Company of Fiddler on the Roof. He has played Max Bialystock over seven hundred times in The Producers, in the National Company and on Broadway. Mr. Stadlen garnered early attention portraying Groucho Marx in Minnie’s Boys; Voltaire, Dr. Pangloss, etc., in Leonard Bernstein's Candide (Tony Award® Nomination) and Ben Silverman in The Sunshine Boys. He has originated roles in three other Neil Simon plays: Forty Five Seconds from Broadway, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and the female version of The Odd Couple. Other Broadway roles include Senex in the revival of A Funny Thing… starring Nathan Lane (Tony® nomination), Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner and Krinsky in The People in the Picture. Stadlen also played Nathan Detroit in the National Company of Guys and Dolls and Harry the Hoofer in The Time of Your Life, starring Henry Fonda. Select film credits include: “The Verdict,” “Serpico,” “To Be or Not to Be” and “In & Out.” He has also appeared on television on “SMASH” and “The Sopranos.”
Susan Cella (Golde) is a Pittsburgh CLO veteran and counts the following among her credits: 42nd Street; Bye, Bye Birdie; Gypsy, The Most Happy Fella and Me and My Girl. Her Broadway credits include The Graduate, Crazy He Calls Me, Me and My Girl, Evita, On the Twentieth Century, and Allegro and Lady in the Dark for Encores!, in addition to many appearances on the small and silver screens.
Tim Hartman (Constable) has performed in over two dozen Pittsburgh CLO productions. His Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow andA Tale of Two Cities and he has performed regionally as Don Quixote in The Man of LaMancha, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, El Gallo in The Fantasticks and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other favorites include Senex in A Funny Thing…, Falstaff in Henry IV, and C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands. Hartman has also appeared as Merlin in Camelot, Mr. Ziegfeld in Funny Girl with Ana Gasteyer, FDR in Annie and twenty-four characters in the one-man show The Cotton Patch Gospel. His film credits include “Silence of the Lambs,” “The Piano Lesson,” “The Mothman Prophecies” and “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.”