Fiddler on the Roof

Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre (September 22, 1964 - February 25, 1967)
Majestic Theatre (February 27, 1967 - December 14, 1970)
Broadway Theatre (December 16, 1970 - July 02, 1972)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 17, 1964
  • Opening Date: September 22, 1964
  • Closing Date: July 2, 1972
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 3242

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Joseph Stein


Tevye, a Jewish milkman in early 1900s Russia, sees his three eldest daughters married, each one moving further from traditional ways, and must cope with the growing anti-Jewish sentiment in his country.


Opening Night Cast

Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof Zero Mostel Tevye
Maria Karnilova Golde
Bea Arthur in Fiddler on the Roof Bea Arthur Yente
Bert Convy Perchik
Tanya Everett Chava
Michael Granger Lazar Wolf
Joanna Merlin Tzeitel
Julia Migenes Hodel
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Opening Night Production Credits

Joseph Stein Joseph Stein Book
Jerry Bock Jerry Bock Music
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick Lyrics
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Director
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Choreographer
  Boris Aronson Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1964 - 1965

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Best Musical Jerry Bock
Sheldon Harnick
Joseph Stein

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Outstanding Performance Zero Mostel Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Actor in a Musical Zero Mostel Winner
1965 Author of a Musical Joseph Stein Winner
1965 Choreography Jerome Robbins Winner
1965 Composer and Lyricist Jerry Bock
Sheldon Harnick
1965 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Patricia Zipprodt Winner
1965 Direction of a Musical Jerome Robbins Winner
1965 Featured Actress in a Musical Maria Karnilova Winner
1965 Musical   Winner
1965 Producer of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1965 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Nominee
1972 Special Award Harold Prince Winner
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