Danny Burstein the New Fiddler

 

Danny Burstein Stars in the Broadway Production of Fiddler on The Roof at The Broadway Theatre

Danny Burstein (born June 16, 1964) is an American actor of stage and screen. As a Grammy Award nominee and five-time Tony Award nominee, he won a Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for playing Buddy Plummer in the 2011 Broadway revival of Follies.

Danny Burstein steps into a role he’s been destined for: beleaguered yet loving milkman, husband and father Tevye, a fellow trying to maintain tradition in the face of a harsh, changing world. Bartlett Sher directs the revival, which also stars the wonderful Jessica Hecht.Danny Burstein (South Pacific, Cabaret) steps into a role he’s been destined for: beleaguered yet loving milkman, husband and father Tevye, a fellow trying to maintain tradition in the face of a harsh, changing world. Bartlett Sher directs the revival, which also stars the wonderful Jessica Hecht.

Burstein made his Broadway debut in the 1992 revival of A Little Hotel on the Side, before going on to appear in the revivals of The Seagull (1992) and Saint Joan (1993). On television, he appeared in eight episodes of the NBC drama series Law & Order (1995 – 2015), each time as a different character. Other screen work includes a feature-length episode of the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (2002), the films Transamerica (2005) and The Family Fang (film)(2015), and the recurring part of Lolly Steinman in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (2010/11). He received his first Tony Award nomination for the original Broadway production of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone (2006). His subsequent nominations were for South Pacific (2008), Follies (2012), Golden Boy (2013) and Cabaret (2014).

 

Danny Burstein in Fiddler on the Roof at Theatregold.com

A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn’t easy. You may ask, why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous? We stay because Anatevka is our home. … And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in a word … Tradition. TEVYE

 

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Milkman and Other Tales) by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first run of a musical in history to surpass the 3,000 performance mark. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway’s fourteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions.

 

Alan Cummings, Michelle Williams, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Bill Heck “Cabaret” 2014

Danny Burstein Follies Performance at 2012 Tony Awards

 

Read More on Danny Burstein at TheatreGold Database

Read More on Fiddler on the Roof at TheatreGold Database

See Danny Burstein Memorabilia

See Fiddler on the Roof Memorabilia

Official Website for Broadway Production Fiddler on the Roof, website also has great study guide to download !


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