2024 Season

The Muny Announces Full Cast, Design, Production Teams for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

ST. LOUIS — The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for Fiddler on the Roof, the fourth show in the theatre’s 106th season, which runs July 19-25 on the James S. McDonnell Stage in Forest Park.

Fiddler on the Roof is one of our greatest musicals,” said Muny Artistic Director & Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “This exceptional cast and creative team will breathe new life into a beloved story that never ceases to be relevant.”

Fiddler on the Roof

Joining the previously announced Adam Heller (Tevye), Jill Abramovitz (Golde), Samantha Massell (Tzeitel), Hannah Corneau (Hodel), Emerson Glick (Chava), Clay Singer (Perchik) and Andrew Alstat (Fyedka) are Max Chernin (Motel), Jeremy Radin (Lazar Wolf, u/s Tevye), Cheryl Stern (Yente), James A. Butz (Constable), Max Chucker (The Fiddler), Bob Amaral (Rabbi), Ben Rosenbach (Mendel), Price Waldman (Mordcha), David Perlman (Avram), Jerry Vogel (Nachum), Ellie Schwartz (Shprintze) and Zoe Klevorn (Bielke). Members of the ensemble and swings: Ze’ev Barmor, Jonathan Bryant, Michael Bullard, Derek Ege, Mathew Fedorek, Blair Goldberg, Susan J. Jacks, Michał Kołaczkowski, Barrie Kreinik, Erica Mansfield, Nick Nazzaro, Nick Raynor, Caitlin Stebelman, Zoe Vonder Haar and Annie Zigman. The company will be joined by the Muny Kid and Teen Youth Ensemble.

The show’s creative team is led by Director Rob Ruggiero, with original choreography by Jerome Robbins, adapted for the Muny stage by Parker Esse. Darryl Archibald is the music director/conductor.

The design and production teams include Associate Choreographer Erica Mansfield, Dialect & Cultural Coach Barrie Kreinik, Scenic Designer Tijana Bjelajac, Costume Designer Alejo Vietti, Lighting Designer John Lasiter, Co-sound Designers John Shivers and David Patridge, Video Designer Kevan Loney, Wig Designer Tommy Kurzman and Production Stage Manager Nancy Uffner.

The Telsey Office is the official casting partner of The Muny.

The Muny artistic staff includes Artistic Director & Executive Producer Mike Isaacson, Associate Artistic Director Michael Baxter, Director of Production Tracy Utzmyers and Music Supervisor Michael Horsley.

Fiddler on the Roof is proudly sponsored by the Staenberg Family Foundation.

Principal Cast Bios

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 (Golde) Broadway: Beetlejuice, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, 9 to 5, 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 (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 (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 (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).

MAX CHERNIN (Motel) most recently appeared in the award-winning Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade. Other Broadway: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star, Sunday in the Park With George (2017). New York: Bernstein’s Mass (Lincoln Center), The Golden Apple (New York City Center), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre). Regionally, Max led the world premiere of Passing Through at Goodspeed Opera House and has played the title roles in Daddy Long Legs (Theatre Raleigh) and Elf: The Musical (Pioneer Theatre Company). TV/film: Dickinson, The Blacklist, Mozart in the Jungle, The Family, Adam Sandler’s The Week Of.

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 (Fyedka) Muny: The Sound of Music (Rolf), Footloose (Chuck Cranston) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Regional: 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).

JEREMY RADIN (Lazar Wolf, u/s Tevye) Stage credits: Fiddler on the Roof (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Ants (Geffen Playhouse, world premiere). As a founding member of Krymov Lab NYC: Big Trip (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club), Pushkin “Eugene Onegin” In Our Own Words (BRIC, Under the Radar Festival). Film: The Way Back (director Gavin O’Connor), The New World (director Terrence Malick), Murder Camp (director Clara Aranovich). TV: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Criminal Minds, CSI, Zoey 101, The United States of Tara.

CHERYL STERN (Yente) will join the national tour of Funny Girl in August. Broadway: La Cage aux Folles (Tony-winning revival), The Women (Roundabout), Laughing Room Only. Off-Broadway: A Letter to Harvey Milk (co-author); Shoes and Baggage (solo show, The Cell); Fiorello! (NY City Center Encores!); First Lady Suite (Transport Group); City Of; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. National tours: La Cage aux Folles, Les Misérables, A Grand Night for Singing, Evita, Fiddler. Recent regional: Three Mothers (Capital Rep), The Addams Family, Beautiful (Arrow Rock Lyceum), Bells Are Ringing (Berkshire Theatre Group), Fiddler (Goodspeed), Into the Woods (Baltimore Stage, Westport Country Playhouse), Candide (The Huntington-IRNE Award). TV: And Just Like That, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Unforgettable, Law & Order: CI, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (PBS). Film: Brooklyn Lobster, This Is Where I Leave You, Can’t Let It Go.

JAMES A. BUTZ (Constable) Muny: West Side Story. Off-Broadway: The Odyssey (Willow Cabin Theatre). Regional: Lobby Hero, A Number and Freud’s Last Session (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Biloxi Blues and A Christmas Carol (Geva Theatre Center); The Lion in Winter (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Henry IV, Henry V, Hamlet (Kevin Kline Award), Julius Caesar (Kevin Kline Award), Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing (St. Louis Shakespeare Festival); The Night of the Iguana (Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis); Uncle Vanya (Rebel and Misfits Productions); The Merchant of Venice, Intimate Apparel and New Jerusalem (New Jewish Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa and Measure for Measure (Mustard Seed Theatre Company); Amadeus (Georgia Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Santa Fe).

MAX CHUCKER (The Fiddler) National tour: West Side Story (A-Rab). Regional credits: Merrily We Roll Along (Young Frank, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts), Fiddler on the Roof (The Fiddler, Goodspeed Musicals and Music Theatre Wichita), West Side Story (A-Rab, La Mirada Theatre). TV: Romance at Reindeer Lodge (Hallmark Channel) and You Me Her (DirecTV).

BOB AMARAL (Rabbi) Muny: The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray. Broadway: Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Disney’s The Lion King. National tours: The Producers (Max), Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, Disney’s The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz. Select regional: Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Breaking Legs, Happy Days, Anything Goes, The Merry Widow, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Singin’ in the Rain. TV: Morton & Hayes (Eddie Hayes); Babylon 5; N.Y.P.D. Blue; Son of the Beach; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; Mad About You.

BEN ROSENBACH (Mendel) Off-Broadway: Our Brother’s Son. Regional credits include The Chosen (Barrington Stage), My Name Is Asher Lev (Florida Studio Theatre), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Flat Rock Playhouse). Ben is the co-CEO of Sapphire Productions, whose first project, Goodman, is currently in the festival circuit. He is also the author of The Neshoba Incident, which is in development and recently had an industry reading at an off-Broadway theatre.

PRICE WALDMAN (Mordcha) Muny: Sweeney Todd. Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. National tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Laurie Anderson’s Songs and Stories From Moby Dick. Many off-Broadway and regional credits, most recently at McCarter Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House and Paper Mill Playhouse.

DAVID PERLMAN (Avram) Broadway: Baby It’s You! Off-Broadway: Yank! (York Theatre), Amerike — The Golden Land (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene). Tours and regional: Hair (European tour), Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Arena Stage), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (national tour).

JERRY VOGEL (Nachum) Muny credits: Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d), Shrek, All Shook Up, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, 1776, Footloose, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Sound of Music, Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Other credits: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, New Jewish Theatre, The Black Rep, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, Mustard Seed Theatre, Historyonics, Theatre Project Company and more than 30 productions at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Jerry received a St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Best Actor in a Drama for An Iliad (Upstream Theater). Jerry made his feature film debut in the Oscar-nominated Up in the Air.

ELLIE SCHWARTZ (Shprintze) Muny: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Paint Your Wagon (Teen Ensemble) and a proud Muny Teens alum. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre).

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).

About the Show

Fiddler on the Roof has a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. 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. Fiddler on the Roof previously was produced at The Muny in 2016, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1987, 1982, 1976, 1973 and 1970.

Performances of Fiddler on the Roof begin at 8:15 p.m. nightly, July 19-25. Tickets are on sale at, by calling MetroTix at (314) 534-1111 or at the Muny Box Office in Forest Park.

To learn more about the Muny production of Fiddler on the Roof and the show’s history, visit For actor headshots, show logos, video and other assets, visit the Muny Press Room at Season 106 at The Muny also includes Disney’s The Little Mermaid (July 8-16), Waitress (July 30-Aug. 5), In the Heights (Aug. 9-15) and Anything Goes (Aug. 19-25).

About The Muny

The Muny’s mission is to enrich lives by producing exceptional musical theatre, accessible to all, while continuing its remarkable tradition in Forest Park. As the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre, we welcome more than 350,000 theatregoers each summer for seven world-class productions. Now celebrating 106 seasons in St. Louis, The Muny remains one of the premier institutions in musical theatre. For more information, visit

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