Fiddler on the Roof

July 19 – 25

Fiddler on the Roof returns for its 11th Muny production. The legendary musical tells the story of Tevye the milkman, who clings to the Jewish customs of Anatevka, his hometown in pre-Revolutionary Russia. As his daughters question these old-fashioned traditions and the world changes ominously around them, Tevye is challenged to find a new way to learn and to love.   

Book by JOSEPH STEIN  • Music by JERRY BOCK • Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK  

About the Show

  • Rob Ruggiero

    Director

  • Parker Esse

    Choreographer

  • Darryl Archibald

    Music Director

  • Tijana Bjelajac

    Scenic Design

  • Alejo Vietti

    Costume Design

  • John Lasiter

    Lighting Design

  • John Shivers

    Co-Sound Design

  • David Patridge

    Co-Sound Design

  • Kevan Loney

    Video Design

  • Tommy Kurzman

    Wig Design

  • Nancy Uffner

    Production Stage Manager

Cast

Adam Heller

ADAM HELLER

Tevye

The Muny: Herbie, opposite the commanding Beth Leavel, in Gypsy, Benjamin Franklin in 1776 and Amos Hart in Chicago (St. Louis Theater Circle Award). Other St. Louis appearances: Follies (Buddy Plummer) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Jack Jerome), both at The Rep. He’s appeared in eight Broadway shows including Some Like It Hot; It Shoulda Been You; Elf; Caroline, or Change; Victor/Victoria; and Les Misérables. Selected regional credits: Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Flamingo Kid, Falsettos (Hartford Stage), My Name Is Asher Lev (Arden Theatre), The Secret Garden (Denver Center), The Chosen (Barrington Stage). TV: The Good Fight, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, We Crashed, The Bite, Ray Donovan, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order (all), Elementary, Unforgettable, The Sopranos.

Jill Abramovitz

JILL ABRAMOVITZ

Golde

On Broadway, she has appeared in Beetlejuice, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, 9 to 5 and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Selected regional credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Golde, Paper Mill Playhouse), A Walk on the Moon (Lillian Kantrowitz, George Street Playhouse), God of Carnage (Veronica, The Cape Playhouse), Beetlejuice (The National), Sweeney Todd (Avery Fisher Hall), and shows at Goodspeed, The Kennedy Center and Barrington Stage. TV/film credits include Chicago Med (Susan Charles) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Stevie), as well as The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, FBI: Most Wanted, Law & Order: SVU, The Last OG, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and others. Also an award-winning lyricist/bookwriter, Jill was a contributing lyricist on Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You.

Samantha Massell

SAMANTHA MASSELL

Tzeitel

Muny: Into the Woods (Rapunzel); Aladdin (Jasmine); Bye Bye Birdie (Ursula); Singin’ in the Rain; Kiss Me, Kate; Show Boat; The Sound of Music; and Titanic. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème. Recent regional: world premieres of Double Helix (Rosalind Franklin, Bay Street), Rags (Rebecca, Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actress), The Flamingo Kid (Karla, Hartford Stage), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Florika, La Jolla/Paper Mill Playhouse), in addition to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Cynthia, Paper Mill Playhouse). TV: Dynasty, Mr. Mercedes, Chicago Fire, The Good Fight, NCIS: New Orleans, Elementary.

Hannah Corneau

HANNAH CORNEAU

Hodel

A singer-songwriter from New York, Hannah made her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked. She has also starred as Edna St. Vincent Millay in the critically acclaimed Transport Group production of Renascence. Previously, she traveled around the country as Yitzhak in the first national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Her original show, beautiful little fool, is currently in development.

Emerson Glick

EMERSON GLICK

Chava

NYC: Ice Queen (Maya, 92nd Street Y). National tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke). Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke, Paper Mill Playhouse), Matilda (Matilda, Syracuse Stage), Spring Awakening (Wendla, Syracuse) and Stoos Gumbo (Jen, Hangar Theatre).

Jed Resnick

JED RESNICK

Motel

Broadway: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: The Wanderers (Roundabout), Pulitzer Prize-winning Fairview (Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience), Avenue Q (New World Stages). National tours: Company, Rent, Avenue Q. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, City Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, Peterborough Players. TV/film: Dear Edward (Apple TV+), She’s Marrying Steve. Brown University alum. Favorite credit: Tevye at Stagedoor Manor at age 16.

Clay Singer

CLAY SINGER

Perchik

is an actor/chef/photographer based in Brooklyn. Clay played Itzik in the Broadway first national tour of The Band’s Visit. Other favorite credits include The Last Five Years (Core Theatre Group), Into the Woods (Barrington Stage) and 4000 Miles (Westport Country Playhouse). Up next, Clay will play Mercutio in Diane Paulus’ production of Romeo and Juliet (A.R.T.). BFA Carnegie Mellon University.

Andrew Alstat

ANDREW ALSTAT

Fyedka

Muny credits: The Sound of Music (Rolf), Footloose (Chuck Cranston) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) and The Sound of Music (Rolf) at Paper Mill Playhouse, Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy, Marriott Theatre), Grease (Danny Zuko, Cape Playhouse). BFA Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2020.

Zoe Klevorn

ZOE KLEVORN

Bielke

Stage credits include Ragtime (Gateway Center for Performing Arts); Caroline, or Change (Noah, Fly North Theatricals); Disney’s Mary Poppins (Fannie, Missouri Baptist University Theatre); and Matilda the Musical (COCA). Zoe, a rising sixth grader, has always been passionate about singing and performing.

Creative Team

ROB RUGGIERO

Director

Past Muny productions include West Side StorySweeney Todd1776Gypsy (starring Beth Leavel), as well as past productions of The Music ManOklahoma!Hello, Dolly!South Pacific and The King and I. He has also directed many award-winning productions at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, including FolliesSunday in the Park With GeorgeTake Me Out and Evita. Rob’s work on plays and musicals has been seen at regional theaters around the country. On Broadway, he directed High (starring Kathleen Turner) and Looped (starring Valerie Harper). Off-Broadway, he conceived and directed Make Me a Song. In spring 2024, Rob will direct a revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Goodspeed Musicals, where he is a frequent collaborator. He is the producing artistic director at TheaterWorks Hartford.

PARKER ESSE

Choreographer

is a multi-award-winning director-choreographer. Broadway/regional: After performing on Broadway in Fosse, Parker collaborated as associate director/choreographer for Finian’s RainbowA Tale of Two CitiesFollies and five Encores! (NY City Center). Credits as Director and/or Choreographer: Oklahoma! (50th Anniversary, Arena Stage), Stephen Sondheim and Wynton Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair (NY City Center Encores!), as well as New York, regional and international theatres including Mirvish Theatre (Toronto), Arena Stage (18 productions), Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center’s National Opera, Goodspeed, Omaha Symphony/NBC holiday televised specials, Canada’s Shaw Festival, 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics & Lyricists, York Theatre, Merkin Hall, Signature, Ogunquit, Buck’s County. Recent: The Light in the Piazza (NY City Center Encores!), Fiddler on the Roof (Paper Mill Playhouse) and South Pacific (Goodspeed Musicals). BFA-NYU-Tisch.

DARRYL ARCHIBALD

Music Director

Broadway: Some Like It Hot (Shubert Theatre), Motown the Musical (Nederlander Theatre). Tours: Ymandja, the new Angelique Kidjo musical (music supervisor, world tour), national tours of The Color PurpleMemphisThe Lion King. Selected credits: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (pre-Broadway engagement, Old Globe), Dear World starring Tyne Daly (Los Angeles VPAC), Wicked (Pantages Theatre), Ragtime and Little Shop of Horrors (Pasadena Playhouse), The Color Purple (Paper Mill Playhouse), Two by Two starring Jason Alexander (Reprise Theatre Company), Passion (Boston Court), Jonathan Dove’s Innocence (Banff Centre). TV: Encore! (Ragtime episode, Disney+). darrylarchibald.com