Steven Skyell (Tevye) Broadway credits include Wicked, The Full Monty, and Fiddler On The Roof. Skybell starred for two years off-Broadway in Joel Grey’s acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler On The Roof, for which he received the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Performance by Lead Actor in a Musical. TV and film credits include The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and Chicago PD.
Jennifer Babiak (Golde) is beyond thrilled to return to the Yiddish Fiddler family! Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof. International: West Side Story (Maria), EVITA (Mistress), Grease (Sandy). Regional: Into the Woods (Cinderella), My Fair Lady (Eliza), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma), Lincoln in Love (Mary Todd). NYU Steinhardt graduate. Thanks and love always to family, friends, Joel, and husband Michael. @jbabs37
Jonathan Cable (Sasha) is honored to join this beautiful production after closing Jersey Boys (Nick Massi) on the same stage. Aside from having performed all over the country, Jonathan thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail southbound in ’20 and hiked all Adirondack 46 this summer. Heartfelt gratitude always for Scott Flaherty, Ken Schatz, and his supportive friends and family. www.jonathan-cable.com, @cable.jonathan
Yael Eden Chanukov (Ensemble/u.s. Hodl,Khave,Tsaytl) Off Broadway Debut! Honored to tell this story that mirrors her own history. Favorite Credits: Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Next to Normal (Natalie). Soon to be seen in Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Endless gratitude to family, friends, and Powerline Entertainment for their support. Thank you to creative and casting for this opportunity. University of Northern Colorado graduate @yaelchanukov
Lisa Fishman (Yente) Off-Broadway: On Second Avenue (Principal), Di Golden Kale (Toybe), Gimpel Tam (Rivka). Regional: Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Oliver (Nancy), Tintypes (Emma Goldman/Fanny Brice), Bruce Adler, A,B,C (Principal). Music/Vocal: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band (including Carnegie Hall), Performance of songs in the film Dummy, starring Academy Award winner, Adrien Brody, Voice of My Yiddishe Bubbie – Dancing Plush Toy sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Original music, info on work in development and more at www.LisaFishman.com
Kirk Geritano (Avrom) was an original cast member of this production when it premiered on the NYTF stage in 2018. He stayed in Anatevke for its entire run there and at Stage 42 throughout 2019. Past credits include several national/regional educational theater tours with George Street Playhouse and Artspower, and several productions with the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene. L’CHAIM!
John Giesige (Swing/Dance Captain) is so excited to be telling this important story in a language he never imagined he’d learn! Milwaukee native, trained at NYU/CAP21, his ten year-old self would be jazzed to see him surrounded by these incredible artists. Big Thanks to NYTF and Avalon Artists. Love to this remarkable cast, our legendary creative team, and every Goose in the flock!
Abby Goldfarb (Ensemble /u.s. Tsaytl, Yente, Frume-Sarah, Fiddler, Grandma Tsaytl) is thrilled to be back performing with her Yiddish Fiddler family. She was most recently seen in Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s “HARMONY,” directed by Warren Carlyle. Pre-pandemic, she was the female swing for “Fiddler on The Roof in Yiddish” and experienced minor viral video fame with her parody, “Maskmaker, Maskmaker.” She is a native Manhattanite and technically has five moms. Instagram: @abbygoldfarb. www.abbygoldfarb.com.
Ben Liebert (Motl) is thrilled to return to the shtetl after playing Motl at NYTF and Stage 42. Favorites include Wicked (Boq, Broadway/Tour), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Chicago (Amos, Henry Award Nom), Young Frankenstein (Igor), Grease (Eugene, Int’l Tour), and Next to Normal (Henry). Ben co-created and puppeteers in Cam and Ben Sing Songs, a webseries for kids and families. www.benliebert.com CamAndBenSingSongs.com @glorious_idiot
Stephanie Lynne Mason (Hodl) is incredibly honored and grateful to return to Anatevke to step into Hodl’s shoes again and tell this story. Last seen at George Street Playhouse in A Walk on the Moon. Broadway: Fiddler (2016 revival). Tour: Million Dollar Quartet. NYTF: Amerike the Golden Land, The Sorceress, and Fiddler in Yiddish. Special thanks to the entire NYTF/Fiddler team, Joel, Nancy, friends, family, and my Bashert, Drew. @stephanielynnemason
Rosie Jo Neddy (Khave) is honored to return to Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish after performing with the production at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Stage 42. Other credits include Carousel at Lyric Opera Chicago and Gypsy at Music Theatre Works. Northwestern University alum. For Tessa.
Michael Nigro (Fyedke) is excited to make his Off-Broadway debut with this production. He recently played Fyedka at Chicago’s Lyric Opera House. TV: Sound of Music Live on NBC (Friedrich) Regional: Treasure Island (Jim Hawkins) Lab: Fat Kid Rules (Dayle). Michael would like to thank his family, Sherry, Eddie, and the folks at Moxie Artists and Take 3.
Raquel Nobile (Shprintze/u.s Frume Sarah) is glad to be back with her Fiddler family for the third time! Manhattan School of Music graduate and recipient of the National Theatre Conference’s Emerging Professional Award (2018). Many thanks to Jamibeth, Badiene, Monaco, Tessa & Johannes, LAU, Nancy and Bonnie. For my loving family Mom, Liana, and Steven. Follow my journey here! @raquelnobile
Jonathan Quigley (Russian Dancer/Bottle Dancer/ Fidler U/S). Theatre Includes: Fidler Afn Dakh (NYTF); West Side Story (International Tour); Peter Pan (NSMT);
Bye Bye Birdie (Goodspeed Musicals); Kiss Me, Kate (Virginia Music Theatre); White Christmas (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Wagner College alum. Thank you to family and friends for your endless support! @jon_quigley
Nick Raynor (Yussel and Dancer/u.s Fyedka) is thrilled to be returning to Fidler Afn Dakh! Credits include Off-Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. International Tour: West Side Story. National Tours: The Producers, A Chorus Line, & Guys and Dolls. Regional: Gateway Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, & Ivoryton Playhouse. Huge thank you to his family/friends/colleagues, & UIA Talent for their love and tremendous support! Say hello through @thenickrayray on all platforms.
Bruce Sabath (Leyzer-Volf/u.s. Tevye) Theatre: Larry in Company (Tony Award, Best Revival), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye, BWW Award, St. Louis), Cagney, Hello Again, Follies, Merrily…, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bruce’s MAC Award-nominated show Searching for Tevye continues to delight audiences across the country. TV: “Mrs. Maisel,” “Ramy,” “Madame Secretary,” “Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Limitless,”. Graduate of Harvard, Wharton and The Esper Studio. Love to the my mishpokhe, including baby Margot! www.BruceSabath.com.
Drew Seigla (Pertshik) is thrilled to reprise his role in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish for his debut at New World Stages. Off-Broadway: Matt; The Mute in The Fantasticks, Standby Anthony in Sweeney Todd. Opera: Bruno in The Garden of the Finzi-Continis at NYC Opera. Special thanks to God, my wife, my family, Joel, & everyone at NYTF for their support.
Adam B. Shapiro NYC credits include Bastard Jones, The Mikado, and Death of a Salesman as well as The Golden Bride, Megile of Itsik Manger, and Gimpel Tam with NYTF.
TV/Film credits: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, FBI Most Wanted, Master of None, 30 Rock, Friends From College, and HBO’s Emmy-winning film, The Normal Heart. His debut album LET LOVE IN available on all digital platforms. www.adambshapiro.com
Jodi Snyder (Frume-Sarah and Beylke) is so excited to be back in the shtetl. Jodi is an NYC-based actor from Chicago, Illinois. Previous credits include: Pete the Cat and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She’d like to thank Mom and Dad for her Hebrew school education and her grandparents for their endless “Oy veys!” BFA: Syracuse University. Jodi-Snyder.com @jodez18
James Monroe Stevkô (Mendel/Dancer) originated “Mendl” in the original cast of Fidler afn Dakh. At 18, he started dancing and performed at: Metropolitan Opera, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Muny, with Broadway director, Rob Ashford, and lastly in Lyric Opera’s Fiddler with Steven Skybell. He’s a sought-after instructor and is featured in Dance Magazine, Dance Informa, and The Male Dancer podcast. @jmstevko jmstevko.com
Ron Tal (Ensemble/u.s Perchik and Motl) “Don’t look to the past and ask ‘Why?’ Look to the future and ask ‘Why not?’” For Avraham Tal z”l.
Lauren Jeanne Thomas (Fiddler, U/S Bubbe Tsaytl) AEA Actress and multi-instrumentalist, recent shows include Once (Nat’l Tour), Songs for a New World (New City Music Theatre), and The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF). Forever grateful to NYTF and Temple Emanu-El for the career highlight of playing with Itzhak Perlman, and many thanks to Klezmer fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment for lessons. BFA Acting (Boston University) and Classical Acting certificate from LAMDA. While Broadway was dark, Lauren used her Fiddler cast as ginnea pigs for her virtual murder mystery game, which she wrote (visit www.laurenjthomas.com/manor-mysteries to play). @taurenlhomas
Mikhl Yashinsky (Mordcha/Nachum) kumt fun Detroyt un iz a graduant fun Harvard. Er iz a shrayber, a teater-artist, un a Yidishist. Mit der Folksbiene hot er geshpilt di titl-role, Bobe Yakhne, in “Di Kishef-Makherin” (“The Sorceress,” a New York Times Kritiker-Favorit). Mikhls interesn: di bikher fun Thomas Hardy, di opere “Porgy un Bess,” ping-pong. Zayn ambitsye: zayn a mentsh. Farshteyst? Insta/Tviter: @MikhlDarling
Rachel Zatcoff (Tsaytl u.s. Golde) is overjoyed to be back in our beloved shtetl! Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé). International Tour: West Side Story (Maria). Off Broadway: The Golden Bride (Khanele). Regional: The Secret Garden (Alice), A Little Night Music (Anne), & The Most Happy Fella. New York City Opera: Candide directed by Hal Prince & Dear Erich (Lili). Education: BM, Rutgers University. MM, Temple University. Love to my family, GTG, NYTF, & Joel! For my miracles, Seth & Alfie. @rachelzatcoff / www.rachelzatcoff.com
Joel Grey (Director). Broadway: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout Theatre Company), Anything Goes, Wicked, Chicago, George M! (Tony Award nomination), Cabaret (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: The Normal Heart, in 1986, co-directed the Tony-winning Broadway premiere in 2011. Film: Cabaret (Academy Award), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Dancer in the Dark, The Seven Percent Solution, Man on a Swing. Joel is an internationally exhibited photographer with four published books: Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), 1.3—Images From My Phone (2009) and The Billboard Papers (2013). His memoir, Master of Ceremonies, was released in 2016 (Flatiron Press).
(Musical Staging and New Choreography) is an award-winning choreographer and folk-ethnographer, he has directed/choreographed multiple productions of Fiddler on the Roof throughout the world. He honors the style, intent and tradition of Jerome Robbins, and mentor Sammy Dallas Bayes. Other works include: Finding Madame Curie (NYC), My Antonia (LA), Best Little Whorehouse (Ireland), Me and My Girl tour, The Elephant Man, Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Die Fledermaus, Nutcracker, Films: The Comedian, Trust the Man. Artistic Director: Ballet Western-Reserve, Lubliniacy Folk Ensemble, Sarabande Repertory Ensemble.
Awards: New York Musical Festival’s “Excellence in Choreography, Poland’s Oskar Kolberg. Tufts (BA-Drama/Psychology); UMCS-Lublin, Poland (BA, MA-Ethnography, Folk Studies). He is a member of the professional theatrical unions: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, American Guild of Musical Artists. Kmieć’s Production Staging — blocking, scene, set changes and concepts, Musical Staging and New Choreography for Fidler Afn Dakh are copyright©. www.staskmiec.com
Veronica Aglow (Production Stage Manager) As a descendant of those Jews who left Russia at the turn of the 20th century, Veronica is thankful to be back in the shtetl for the return of this beautiful production. Broadway: The Lightning Thief, A Strange Loop. Off-Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, On the Grounds of Belonging (Public Theater), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theatre Company), A Taste of Things to Come (York Theatre), Brits Off-Broadway (59E59 Theaters). National Tour: Jersey Boys, The Lightning Thief. Regional: The MUNY, Geva Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cape Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory Theatre. As always, thank you to my family for your unwavering support.
Peter Kaczorowski (Lighting Designer) Peter has designed sixty Broadway plays and musicals. He has extensive credits with resident theaters like Lincoln Center, MTC, the Roundabout, The Public (both downtown and at the Delacorte), Encores!, as well as with most leading regional theaters in the US. Opera: the Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, LAMCO, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Dramalogue, Ovation, LA Drama Critics, Hewes. peterkaczorowski.com.
Miracle of miracles! The beloved Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is back in a seven-week return engagement at New World Stages, directed by Academy Award and Tony winner Joel Grey. Steven Skybell reprises his role as Tevye, a funny and honest milkman navigating family and faith in the little Russian shtetl of Anatevka. Old-world traditions clash against new-world progressiveness as Tevye’s daughters fall in love on their own terms, sans matchmaker, in increasingly untraditional ways.
In 2018, New York audiences fell in love with this truly authentic version of Fiddler for the very first time. Don’t miss the buzzy, Drama Desk Award-winning production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. Laugh, cry, and feel the love at this powerful and universal testament to the strength and resilience of Jewish community.
A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Fiddler on the Roof “ strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has.” (The New York Times)
With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, this production “speaks to us all” (Newsday). It has been hailed as “a richer, deeper interpretation” by The Wall Street Journal, “a mitzvah” by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof“ perfect.”
Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof‘s first Broadway production (1965 winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical) said, “If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first time.”
In Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles.
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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene stands in solidarity mit undzere brider un shvester in Eretz Yisroel.
We condemn this brutal attack against Jewish men, women and children as they woke up to celebrate Shabbas and the end of our holiest days. Fifty years and one day after the Yom Kippur War and only 80 years after the Shoah we cannot understate the seriousness of this attack on Jews.
An attack on one Jew is an attack on all.
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