Audiences at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s new Broadway film, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles were in for a treat last week when they were surprised with a live performance.
Just before a screening of the new Fiddler on the Roof documentary, Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley performed the iconic, “If I Were a Rich Man” in full costume. This is not the first time the Atlanta native has donned the Jewish patriarch’s regalia, having also performed the song as part of the revue The Prince of Broadway in its 2015 world premiere production.
Check out pics from the performance below!
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
The documentary by Max Lewkowicz tells the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. It features interviews with Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick, the late producer Hal Prince, original cast member Austin Pendleton, Broadway figures Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Grey, Chaim Topol, and Harvey Fierstein, and authors Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, and Nathan Englander. Click here to watch the trailer or watch below!
About Shuler Hensley
Shuler Hensley currently serves as Associate Artistic Director of City Springs Theatre Company. He most recently finished costarring in the 2019 Tony Award winning Best Play, The Ferryman, on Broadway. Other Broadway: Oklahoma! (Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier Awards), Young Frankenstein (Broadway, West End), Tarzan, Les Miserables, and No Man’s Land/Waiting For Godot opposite Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen . Off Broadway credits include: The Whale (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards; Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations). TV/Film including Van Helsing, Zorro 2, and The Greatest Showman. Shuler is also the namesake of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Photo credit: Analee Carpenter Futography