Zalmen Mlotek

Zalmen is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) having revitalized the theatre into an all year Yiddish cultural performing arts center. Most recently he was the Music Director and Conductor for the critically acclaimed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish (NYTF, 2018) and will continue with the production at Stage 42 beginning in February. As co-creator Mr. Mlotek brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway and Off-Broadway stages with the Tony nominated Those Were The Days (1991), On Second Avenue (1987) and The Golden Land (1984). Over the past twenty years, his vision has propelled classics to life including Di Yam Gazlonim (The Yiddish Pirates of Penzance, 2006), the world premiere of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yentl in Yiddish (1998) and the 1923 Rumshinky operetta The Golden Bride which was nominated for Drama Desk Awards and listed as a New York Times Critics Pick (2016).

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