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  

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