Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company!
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, who most recently helmed the 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I. Sher has directed Burstein on Broadway in the revivals of Golden Boy and South Pacific, as well as in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. It will be choreographed byHofesh Shechter, inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, and the music director will be Ted Sperling (The King and I, South Pacific).FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year.
Hayley Feinstein (Shrek The Musical, National Tour) as Bielke, Mitch Greenberg (It Shoulda Been You) as Yussel and the Beggar, Adam Grupper (The Addams Family) as the Rabbi,Lori Wilner (The Assembled Parties) as Grandma Tzeitel, with Stephen Carrasco(Kinky Boots) and Eric Chambliss in the ensemble join five-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) who will step into the iconic role of Tevye, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge, "Breaking Bad," The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Golde,Jenny Rose Baker (Annie Get Your Gun) as Shprintze, Michael Bernardi as Mordcha, Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages, The Coast of Utopia) as Lazar Wolf, Adam Kantor(The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) as Motel, Karl Kenzler (You Can't Take It With You, Mary Poppins) as the Constable, Alix Korey (All Shook Up, Chicago) as Yente,Samantha Massell (La Boheme) as Hodel, Melanie Moore (Finding Neverland, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Chava, Ben Rappaport ("Mr. Robot," Picnic) as Perchik,Nick Rehberger (The Glass Menagerie) as Fyedka, Alexandra Silber (Master Class) as Tzeitel, Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County) as Fruma Sarah,Aaron Youngas Sasha, Jennifer Zetlan (Metropolitan Opera) as Shaindel; and Julie Benko, Eric Bourne, Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Jesse Kovarsky, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez (Aladdin), Matt Moisey, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan (Sleep No More),Tess Primack, George Psomas (South Pacific), Silvia Vrskova, and Jonathan Royse Windham in the ensemble.Rediscover the joy as a Broadway tradition returns: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition,"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Danny is a 5-time Tony Award nominee whose 15 Broadway credits include: Cabaret (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations);The Snow Geese; Golden Boy(2013 Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Follies (2012 Tony, Astaire & Grammy Award nominations; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony and Ovation Award nominations); Saint Joan; The Seagull; Three Men on a Horse; A Little Hotel on the Side; The Flowering Peach; A Class Act; Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway credits include: Talley's Folly (Lucille Lortel & Drama League nominations); Mrs. Farnsworth; Psych; All in the Timing; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Film/TV includes: The Family Fang (directed by Jason Bateman); Blackhat (directed by Michael Mann); Lolly Steinman on "Boardwalk Empire" (directed by Martin Scorsese); "Louie;" Transamerica; "Absolutely Fabulous;" "Ed;" all the "Law & Order" series; "Hope & Faith;" Deception; Affluenza; American Milkshake; Nor'easter; Construction; Liv and Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon. He recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.
Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller'sA View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the revivals of Harvey opposite Jim Parsons,Brighton Beach Memoirs opposite Laurie Metcalf, Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington, After the Fallopposite Peter Krause and Carla Gugino, and her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her many off-Broadway appearances include starring roles in The Three Sisters(Classic Stage Company); Make Me (Atlantic Theater Company); The House in Town (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop, Kiss (The Public Theater); Lobster Alice(Playwrights Horizons); Plunge (Playwrights Horizons); Flesh and Blood (New York Theatre Workshop); The Fourth Sister (The Vineyard Theatre). She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she recently played "Blanche" opposite Sam Rockwell in A Streetcar Named Desire. On film, she will next be seen in Tim Blake Nelson'sAnesthesia. Her recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, "Emma Goldman" in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner's The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill's mother in The Sitter. Her other films include Helena from the Wedding, Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, The Winning Season with Sam Rockwell, and Wes Craven's My Soul to Take. She was also seen in Woody Allen'sWhatever Works with Larry David, Dan in Real Lifewith Steve Carrell, Starting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, and Tim Blake Nelson'sThe Grey Zone. Ms. Hecht's extensive television work includes her recurring roles on "Bored to Death" opposite Ted Danson, "Breaking Bad" opposite Bryan Cranston and "Person of Interest." Well known for her role as "Susan" on "Friends," she also starred in "The Single Guy" with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks's "What about Joan?" with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including, "The Good Wife," "Nurse Jackie," "ER," "Seinfeld" and the forthcoming Marvel series, "Violet."
JENNY ROSE BAKER
Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun (Jessie Oakley). Guest Vocalist with 10 Symphonic Pops Orchestras, including with Marvin Hamlisch (National Symphony Orchestra/Kennedy Center). Other credits include Bye Bye Birdie (Roundabout workshop), Annie National Tour (Annie). Columbia University. Thanks to the Fiddler team, Abbie/Telsey+Co., Liz, Barry, and JGB.
Adam was last seen in Broadway's long running production Rock of Ages, in which he originated the role of "Dennis Dupree" and served as Resident Director. Other Broadway Credits include: Cymbeline, The Coast of Utopia, Proof, Twelfth Night, The Tempest. National Tour of Contact (Ovation Award Nomination). Off-Broadway: Henry V, Henry VIII, The Tempest, Macbeth (All with NYSF, Public Theater); The Arabian Nights (BAM), The Blues Are Running (MTC). Regional: Awake and Sing! (Arena Stage), Safe in Hell (Yale Rep.), The Provoked Wife (ART), Beast on the Moon (Portland Stage). Film: the upcoming Five Doctors, Down to Earth, A Price Above Rubies. TV: "Falling Water" (pilot episode), "The Good Wife," "Law and Order: SVU," "Damages," "Law And Order," "Brotherhood," "Third Watch," "Law And Order: CI," "Sex and the City," "Mad About You." Adam recently wrote and directed the short film nine minutes, and has several other writing projects in the works. BFA: Boston Conservatory of Music. MFA: NYU.
Hayley is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! She made her professional theater debut in the First Broadway National Tour of Shrek the Musical, where she played the roles of Young Fiona, Young Shrek, and Grumpy The Dwarf. Her other professional theater credits include staged readings of The Nine Fathers of Ariel (Ariel) and By Wheel and By Wing(Clara), readings of Table (Kate) and Tough Mother(Andrea), and productions of Rumpelstiltskin (Dragon, Gwendolyn) and A Little Princess (Becky). Her film and TV credits include Stephen Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, Nickelodeon's animated series "3rd & Bird," "Louie," "Sesame Street," "Team Umizoomi," and NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly." Hayley has performed at Madison Square Garden (New York Knicks halftime soloist) and Carnegie Hall, and at various benefits to raise funds for charities, including UNICEF, Newtown, Kids In Distressed Situations, Mayor Bloomberg's Education Nation, and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She can also be heard as part of the children's chorus in The Polar Express Album and in numerous voiceovers. Thanks to Abrams Artists Agency, Telsey + Co., Julia, Janine, Denise, Amelia, and Random Farms Kids' Theater. Love to Mom, Dad, Grandparents, and Tori.
(Yussel/ Beggar, u/s Lazar Wolf)
A Brooklyn boy, Mitch studied acting with Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and William Esper. Most recently he appeared opposite the amazing Tyne Daly in the hilarious It Shoulda Been You. His Broadway debut was as 'Groucho' inHollywood / Ukraine. Other Broadway credits include Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Ain't Broadway Grand, Threepenny Opera, Into The Light, Marilyn...An American Fable, Yiddle With A Fiddle (Carbonell Award on tour), Whodunnit and Can-Can. Some recent engagements: Wiesenthal in Wiesenthal(standby), Freud in Freud's Last Session, Rabbi Roseman in Cutman (Goodspeed), Otto Frank in Diary of Anne Frank (Westport), DeMille in Sunset Blvd.(Ogunquit), Jack in Brighton Beach / Broadway Bound(Geva). Mr. Greenberg's Off-Broadway credits have included Donogoo (Mint Theater), The Right Kind Of People (w. Charles Grodin), Sherlock Holmes, Old Wicked Songs, Scrambled Feet, The Baker's Wife andCrazy Mary (w. Sigourney Weaver). Highlights from elsewhere: Yentl (Cleveland), Snapshots (by Stephen Schwartz), Beau Jest, We Three (w. Alfred Molina),The Chosen, "Art", My Fair Lady, Talley's Folly, Two For The Seesaw, You Never Know, A Funny Thing..., The Cocoanuts (Helen Hayes Award nominee), The Good Doctor and Run For Your Wife!. Mitch acted and sang a leading role in A Novel Romance (at Folksbiene), all in Yiddish, which he does not speak! Film, TV, etc., naturally (check your Law & Orderreruns). He's a songwriter, cruciverbalist, doting dad and "certifiable genius" (NY Times).
Adam Kantor is best-known to Broadway audiences as "Mark" in the final cast of Rentwhich was preserved on DVD by Sony Pictures' RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway. He reunited with Rent director Michael Greif in Next to Normal on Broadway, in which he played "Henry." In 2013 Adam played Jamie in the acclaimed NYC revival of The Last Five Years The Last Five Years at Second Stage, directed by its composer Jason Robert Brown. Also off-Broadway, he played "Princeton/Rod" in Avenue Q. At The Old Globe, he played "Proteus" in Shakespeare's Two Gentleman of Verona directed by Mark Lamos, and "Jeff" in the world premiere of Nobody Loves You by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter. Most recently, Adam played "Eddie" in the world premiere production ofDiner by Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson directed by Kathleen Marshall. On TV he was seen in "The Good Wife" in the role of "Ezra." Adam was a co-founder of the nonprofit arts organization, Broadway in South Africa, which provided arts education to underprivileged youth in the townships of South Africa. He graduated from Northwestern University and also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England.
BROADWAY: You Can't Take It with You, Mary Poppins,Twelve Angry Men, The Caretaker, Dinner at Eight, The Heiress. OFF-BROADWAY:Clinton! (NYMF), Beyond Therapy (TACT), Peter & TheStarcatcher (NYTW), The Tempest, Hamlet (CSC),Spinning Into Butter (LCT), Back from the Front(Working Theater), The Charity That Began at Homeand Diana of Dobson's (Mint Theater), Fire in the Head(A-1 Collaborators). REGIONAL includes: Williamstown, Barrington Stage, Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Helen Hayes nomination), Old Globe, Chautauqua Theatre Company. TELEVISION: "House of Cards" (recurring), "Law & Order: SVU" (recurring), "Person of Interest," "Made in Jersey," "The Good Wife," "Fringe," "Rescue Me," "Law & Order," "Now & Again," "Trinity." NEW MEDIA:Darwin: The Series. TRAINING: NYU Graduate Acting Program (MFA), University of Evansville (BFA). TACT Company Member.
Alix Korey is a veteran of eight Broadway shows, the last being All Shook Up. Others include costarring roles inChicago, Neil Simon's 45 Seconds From Broadway,Triumph Of Love, Ain't Broadway Grand and Pirates Of Penzance. Off- Broadway, she originated roles in The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), No Way To Treat A Lady (Outer Critics Circle nomination) and Suburb(Dramaleague award) among many others. She has appeared in numerous films and prime time TV shows, and has released two award-winning solo CDs. For 15 years, she taught at NYU in the Tisch School's Cap21 program, and after relocating to California, at the Musical Theatre University Arts Program. Alix is one of the founders of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and has recently released a live concert album benefitting that organization.
Samantha made her Broadway debut at age 12 in Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccini's La Boheme. Most recently, Samantha originated the role of Florika and understudied Esmeralda in the US Premiere productions of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse and La Jolla Playhouse. At the St. Louis MUNY, Samantha starred as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Rapunzel in Into the Woods opposite TONY winner Heather Headley, and Ursula in Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in the New York City Center Encores! productions of Little Me and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman. Film/TV: Beatbox, ZUG, How to Be a Man. Samantha started her career in the children's chorus of The New York City Opera, where she appeared in a number of productions and made her soloist debut as Elizabeth in The Ballad of Baby Doe. Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Michigan, where she double majored in Musical Theater and English.
Broadway: Finding Neverland(Peter Pan). Television: So You Think You Can Dance (Season 8 Winner), Glee, Dancing With the Stars, Saturday Night Live, Best Time Ever, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America. Thank you to my mom, family, and husband for your endless love and support, and special thanks to Telsey + Co. and CTG for believing in me.
Ben was last seen on Broadway in Picnic with Ellen Burstyn, directed by Sam Gold. His Off-Broadway credits include: Sex Lives Of Our Parents (Second Stage),The Gingerbread House(Rattlestick/stageFARM). Regional: Alex Timbers' original production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson(Williamstown Theatre Festival). On TV, Ben is best known as the star of the NBC series "Outsourced". He currently appears as Carey Zepps on "The Good Wife"(CBS) and Ollie Parker on "Mr. Robot"(USA). He has also appeared on "Elementary"(CBS). Film credits include: Hope Springs opposite Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell. The Brass Teapot,Stereotypically You (upcoming), and lead of the upcoming film Landing Up. Ben trained at Juilliard, where he received the Michel and Suria Saint-Denis Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Drama.
This past season, Nick covered Zachary Quinto and Brian J. Smith in the Broadway revival of The Glass Menagerie, directed by John Tiffany. He has appeared on the FOX series "Gotham" and in Justin Kelly's independent feature film I Am Michael, opposite James Franco and Leven Rambin. Nick is a proud graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Alexandra Silber grew up outside Detroit, Michigan. She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts, graduating with the coveted Young Artist Award, and continued her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in Glasgow, majoring in Acting. She graduated in 2005 with The Faculty Student of the Year Award just days before her West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White. Alexandra made her feature film debut in Stephen King's 1408, starring John Cusack, before portraying Hodel in The Sheffield Crucible's 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and it's subsequent West End transfer. She joined Fiddler on the Roofdirector Lindsay Posner once again, portraying Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London's West End. She received tremendous critical acclaim, and Great Britain's TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Alexandra made her American acting debut in a revival of her portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles (under the artistic directorship of Jason Alexander) once again to overwhelming critical acclaim, and garnered an Ovation nomination. She joined Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally's Master Class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and made her Broadway debut in the same production with Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2011 (garnering a nod from Backstage for one of the "great Theater Performances of 2011)." Alexandra made her New York theatre debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group's Revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again, and was nominated for a Drama League Award. She debuted two of her solo cabarets entitled "London Still" and "Ex Libris," at the esteemed New York nightclub Feinstein's at The Loews Regency, and was honored to be a part of Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center in December of 2011. Alexandra portrayed Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story the Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and returned to New York in a highly-acclaimed performance of Arlington - a new one woman musical, as part of the Inner Voices series. Alexandra has also appeared as a Guest Star on all three branches of the "Law & Order" series ("SVU," "Criminal Intent" and the original), as well as "The Mysteries of Laura." In 2013 Alexandra made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Nina with the Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra in a concert performance of Song of Norway, followed by a summer festival appearance at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with The Orchestra of St. Luke's as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, marking the first time a musical has been presented at this prestigious venue. Alexandra made her San Francisco Symphony debut as Maria in concert performances of West Side Story with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, from which a critically acclaimed recording was released, and for which she received a Grammy nomination. Alexandra returned to her hometown to appear with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of David Del Tredici's opera Dum Dee Tweedle. Alexandra received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Solo Performance in the full-length version ofArlington at the Vineyard Theater. She made her MUNY debut as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and returns to the San Francisco Symphony to join Michael Tilson Thomas, Patrick Stewart, and Nathan Gunn for the season opening gala.
Miracle of miracles! Julie Benko was most recently seen on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Les Miserables. Her national tour credits include the 25th Anniversary production ofLes Miserables ("Cosette") as well as the 1st Broadway National Tour of Spring Awakening. Favorite regional productions include the world premiere of The Golem of Havana ("Rebeca Frankel") at Barrington Stage, Les Miserables ("Cosette") at North Carolina Theater and Amarillo Opera, and both The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ("Olive") and The Wizard of OZ("Dorothy") at The Downtown Cabaret. Additionally, Julie often performs as a jazz singer and cabaret artist at venues throughout the Northeast. She holds a BFA with Honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Julie thanks the Fiddler team, About Artists, Telsey + Co, Jason, Allison, and her parents for their constant support.
MICHAEL C. BERNARDI
(Mordcha, u/s Tevye)
Michael C Bernardi is deeply honored to be making his Broadway debut with such exceptional artists in the musical nearest his heart,Fiddler on the Roof. This has special meaning for Michael as his late father, Herschel Bernardi, portrayed the role of Tevye on Broadway and on national tour for a staggering thousand performances. Furthermore, Michael's late grandparents, Berel and Helen Bernardi originated various characters of Shalom Aleichem on the Yiddish stages of Eastern Europe and later in the US. Michael is greatly humbled to join in this profound "Tradition". BFA, SUNY Purchase. Attended MFA, USC. Many thanks to his Mama, Papa and VGP.
Eric received his BFA training in Performing Arts - Dance from Ryerson University. His theatre credits include dancing the role of "James" for the National Tour of Twyla Tharp'sMovin' Out and City Center ENCORES! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Eric danced with the Parsons Dance Co. for 6 seasons where he had the privilege and honor to perform all over the world. Other credits include DRA's Fire Island Dance Festival, Ms. Florida Pageant, as well as associate choreographer for Stories From the Night Before. Eric has appeared on Italian television show "Amici" as a guest artist, featured dancer in the Coors Light 'Anthem' and the Cohen's fashion optical commercials. Eric is very excited to join the cast ofFiddler on the Roof for his Broadway debut.
(Villager, Fight Captain, u/s Fyedka)
Broadway/NY: Kinky Boots, Ghost, Billy Elliot, White Christmas, Music in the Air(Encores!), and Guys and Dolls (Carnegie Hall). National Tours: Kinky Bootsand Young Frankenstein.Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Musicals, Atlanta TOTS, and Syracuse Stage. B.F.A. Syracuse University. Huge thank you Abbie at Telsey, Nikki at MSA, and Lee.
(Villager, u/s Perchik)
Eric is elated to make his Broadway Debut in this production ofFiddler! Regional credits include: Gypsy (Tulsa), All Shook Up (Chad), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), The Full Monty (Ethan), Les Miserables (Grantaire), and Altar Boyz (Mathew). He is originally from Ottawa, IL. Special thanks to Bart and the creative team, Abbie, Telsey + Co., and Stewart Talent. Lots of love to my Mom and Dad, family, friends, V, and Nicole Ferguson for the constant support.
Broadway Debut. Theatre: Punchdrunk (Sleep No More, 2012-2015), Music Video: M83 (Lower Your Eyelids...), Flight Facilities (Two Bodies). Awards: Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2010). Training: The Juilliard School (BFA 2015).
(Rabbi, u/s Tevye, Lazar Wolf)
Adam has been a professional actor for nearly thirty years. Please visit his website, adamgrupper.com for a complete list of his credits. For Maxine, Harry and Phoebe, with love.
(Villager, Assistant Dance Captain)
Jacob grew up dancing at The Gold School in Brockton, MA, under the direction of Rennie Gold. He trained rigorously in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and other various styles. While at the Gold School, Jacob was a member of Project Moves Dance Company, a program aimed at ending bullying. At 17, Jacob and his twin brother, David, moved to New York City to join the amazing Broadway Company of Newsies. AfterNewsies, they were fortunate to work together again in Neverland as the Twin Lost Boys in NBC's "Peter Pan Live." Jacob has had the opportunity to perform on "Dancing with the Stars" twice, the first time with his home studio, The Gold School, and the second with the Broadway Company of Newsies. Jacob has also had the honor of dancing at the Fire Island Dance Festival with both The Gold School, and most recently performing the work of Al Blackstone. He is now very exciting to be working with Bartlett Sher and Hofesh Shechter as he joins the Company of Fiddler on the Roof.
(Fiddler, Male Dance Ensemble- Jewish #1)
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Sleep No More(Boy Witch), The Death of Klinghoffer (Omar). London:The Drowned Man (Marshall, The Grocer). Dance: Junk Ensemble, Russell Maliphant, Arthur Pita. Film: Anna Karenina, The Muppets Most Wanted. Skidmore College graduate.
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway; Kung Fu (Signature Theatre). Born in Perth, Australia, graduate of The Australian Ballet School. Dance: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Aszure Barton & Artists, Stephen Petronio Company, Sydney Dance Company, West Australian Ballet, Santa Fe Opera. Film/Television; Five Dances ("Theo"), Mozart in the Jungle, Mao's Last Dancer, "Superstars of Dance" (NBC), Capital One Bank 'YES' Commercial. Thanks to Lakey & Sofia at CESD, Anthony & Lynda and of course my mom and dad.
Brandt is originally from Peoria, Arizona, where he trained at a very young age at Spisak Dance Academy. He started his career as a featured dancer with Stiletto Entertainment, where he got to travel the Caribbean and Mediterranean on a vista class Holland America cruise ship. Brandt has worked with many choreographers such as Tabitha and Napoleon, Tyce Diorio, Chris Gattelli, Casey Nicholaw, Sergio Trujillo, and now Hofesh Shechter! In early 2010, he was a featured dancer behind Sir Elton John at Carnegie Hall! Brandt spent most of his time touring with Bad Boys of Dance, and the pre-Broadway tour ofFlashdance the Musical. Shortly after Brandt was done touring, he joined the Original Company of Aladdin the Musical, which led him to the new revival of Fiddler on the Roof! Although Brandt has accomplished a lot at a young age, he prides himself on remaining teachable for all the years to come.
(Male Swing, u/s Motel)
Matt Moisey is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut with an incredible village of performers and creative artists! Pennsylvania native. Fresh out of school, Matt graduated this year from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied classical voice. ESM: She Loves Me (Georg), Street Scene, Assassins. Hugs and thanks to family, friends, theFiddler creative team, the incredible cast, Abbie and Telsey + Co, and all mentors. Extra hugs to Mom, Dad, and sister extraordinaire, Kristen. For Joan!
Sarah was born and raised in Sparta, NJ, and graduated from Hofstra University in 2011. Since then, Sarah has been an active freelancer in New York's contemporary dance scene, working with Stefanie Nelson Dance Group and performing both nationally and internationally with Yin Yue Dance. Sarah has worked as an assistant to Benoit-Swan Pouffer and Jon Ole Olstad, and also attended Springboard Danse Montreal in the summer of 2014, where she performed works by Helen Simoneau and O Vertigo. She is so excited to be making her Broadway debut in Fiddler and to return to the musical theater world in which her love of dance began.
(Villager, Dance Captain)
Marla Phelan was born in Miami Beach, Florida where she danced under Ana Bolt and NWSA high school. She received her BFA from The Juilliard School in 2009 and freelanced with companies such as Aszure Barton and Artists and Company XIV. In 2011 Marla joined the cast of Punchdrunk's Off Broadway sensation Sleep No More playing roles including Lady Macbeth and Sexy Witch. Other credits with Punchdrunk include the London production of The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable in which she played title roles Wendy and Dolores Grey. Marla can be seen in music videos such as Chromeo's "Night by Night" and dancing weekly on the Italian TV Show "Amici," choreographed by Daniel Eszralow. Marla spent 2013-2014 with Hofesh Shechter Company and is happy to be dancing his work on Broadway. This is her Broadway debut! Thanks to Bart and Hofesh for having me and Mom and Dad for raising me to pursue my dreams.
(Villager, u/s Tzeitel, u/s Hodel)
Broadway Debut! Regional credits include: Pittsburgh CLO (Oliver!, Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince, 8-Track), Speakeasy Stage (Parade) and Stoneham Theatre (The Secret Garden, The Marvelous Wonderettes). Big thanks to the creative team, Telsey & Co, amazing friends, teachers, and family. Graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. For Mom and Dad!
(Avram, u/s Perchik)
George was in the original Broadway revival cast of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre; including the Live from Lincoln Center PBS Broadcast. He was the season 2 winner of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation (a.k.a. Broadway Idol). Other NYC: Musicals Tonight (Oh Lady Lady). Regional: Play It By Heart (Naji) - a new musical by Brian Yorkey, David Spangler & Jerry Taylor; Once Upon A Time in New Jersey (Vinnie); Godspell (Judas); Joseph...Dreamcoat (Levi). Film: Jersey Shore Massacre; Family On Board; Bittersweet Sixteen. Voice-Over: Pizza Hut (National); The Upstate Four (Kevin) w/ Bunko Studios & Cartoon Network. George appeared in VOGUE Magazine in "Romeo & Juliet" by Annie Leibovitz. Thank you to the Fiddler creative team, Telsey & Co, Chris Nichols, and my family!
JEFFREY SCHECTER "Shecky"
(Mendel, u/s Model)
Celebrating his 9th Broadway show with FOTR. An actor, teacher, husband, and father to two beautiful children (Lena and Mattias) and now this?! Blessed is an understatement. Big thanks to Dave, Telsey, Melissa and my dad.
(Fruma Sarah, u/s Golde, u/s Yente)
Jessica Vosk is thrilled joinFiddler on the Roof as Fruma Sarah. Broadway: Finding Neverland, The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita, in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony's West Side Story. Encores!': Merrily We Roll Along and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Roundabout: Death Takes a Holiday and She Loves Me. New York Philharmonic: Stephen Sondheim'sCompany; Featured in the new musical Kristina by ABBA's at both Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Love and immense thanks to David and Nicolosi, Abbie and Telsey and Mom and Dad!
Silvia Vrskova was born in Slovakia and arrived in the USA at the age of 20. She danced at the Alvin Ailey School and landed her first musical The King and I USA tour. A lover of contemporary dance she worked with Ellissa monte dance, Ballet Hispanico, and the Met Opera's Armida. She danced in Las Vegas in Celine Dion's A New Dayfor five years, Gloria Estefan Life and Unwrapped, worked in 3 Cirque du Soleil originals casts, Zaia, Iris, Light and performed at 87th Academy Awards. Her biggest dream is coming true dancing on Broadway inFiddler. Dreams do come true. Loving life, loving everyone!!!!!!!
(Grandma Tzeitel, u/s Golde, u/s Yente)
Broadway: Beautiful, On a Clear Day..., Domesticated, Assembled Parties, A Catered Affair, Awake and Sing, Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank, Those Were the Days. People in the Picture. Everett Beekin. Drama Desk nom.
JONATHAN ROYSE WINDHAM
Jonathan Royse Windham is originally from Colorado and has a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase. He has danced with The Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Company XIV, American Repertory Ballet, Gallim Dance, Brian Brooks. He was also named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" for 2013. His choreography has been shown at The American Repertory Ballet Choreography workshop, DRA at the Cedar Lake Theater, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, and is a founding choreographer of the Current Sessions. This is Jonathan's Broadway debut.
Aaron is overjoyed to be making his Broadway debut! Regional: Pittsburgh CLO ("Rolf," The Sound of Music), Goodspeed Opera House, 5th Ave. Theatre, NCT, Ordway, Merry-Go-Round("Joe Hardy," Damn Yankees). He also toured Japan as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic. UNCO grad. Born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Many thanks to Mikey and the gang at TKO, Telsey & Co., and the Fiddlercreative team. Love always to Mom and my phenomenal friends.
(Shaindel, u/s Tzeitel, Grandma Tzeitel, Fruma Sarah)
Jennifer Zetlan is delighted to make her Broadway debut! Trained as an opera singer (B.M. Mannes College of Music, M.M. and A.D. The Juilliard School), she has been seen at The Metropolitan Opera (Two Boys, Boris Godunov, etc), NYCO (Carmen, L'étoile), Gotham Chamber Opera (Dark Sisters, Tempest Songbook), Seattle Opera (La bohème, Rigoletto, Der Ring des Nibelungen, the world premiere of Amelia) and opera companies all over the US. She is also a frequent orchestral guest, including with New York Youth Orchestra, Musica Sacra, Oratorio Society, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and more. Many thanks to Bart and my supportive family, especially my daughter Katarina.