Harry Goz



Born: June 23, 1932

Died: September 6, 2003
Manhasset, New York, USA

Harry Goz, who was the fourth man to play Tevye in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, died on Sept. 6, 2003, in a hospital in Manhasset, New York, the New York Times reported. He was 71. Mr. Goz followed Zero Mostel, Luther Adler and Herschel Bernardi into the central role of Tevye the Dairyman in the classic Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical. He began his connection with the show as Benardi's understudy, and was called upon to take the stage 112 times during Bernardi's reign. When Bernardi finally left the show, Mr. Goz took over the part full-time for a year.

His first Broadway role was in the 1964 musical Bajour. He went on to star in Two by Two as Shem, replace Vincent Gardenia in Neil Simon's The Prisoner of Second Avenue and play Molokov in the Broadway production of Chess—his last Broadway role.

He also acted in Fiddler on the road.

His films include "Marathon Man" and "Mommie Dearest." On television, he was seen in "Wiseguy," "Law & Order" and "Third Watch." Most recently, he provided the voiced of the crazed Captain Hazel 'Hank' Murphy on the animated series "Sealab 2021."

Obituary: Harry Goz was born on Feb. 16, 1932. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and three children.



Playbill Cover - Chess Chess
Apr. 28, 1988 - Jun. 25, 1988
Molokov Performer
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Prisoner of Second Avenue The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Nov. 11, 1971 - Sep. 29, 1973
Harry Edison Performer
Playbill Cover - Two by Two Two by Two
Nov. 10, 1970 - Sep. 11, 1971
Shem Performer
Who's Who
    Noah Standby
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Bajour Bajour
Nov. 23, 1964 - Jun. 12, 1965
Plainclothesman Performer
    Singer Performer
Playbill Cover - Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof
Sep. 22, 1964 - Jul. 2, 1972
Avram Performer
    Lazar Wolf Understudy
    Tevye Understudy
Arrived on Aug. 14, 1967
Arrived on Sep. 8, 1969
Arrived on Nov. 6, 1967

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Chess Nominee
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