“Fiddler on the Roof” reaped three Tony Awards nominations, including a bid for Best Musical Revival. It is the fifth return engagement for the 1964 Tony winner for Best Musical, which was the first Broadway show to run for more than 3,000 performances.
Lovingly adapted by Joseph Stein from Sholem Aleichem‘s folk story “Tevye and his Daughters” and with an infectious score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, this tuner tells the tale of a Jewish milkman in Tsarist Russia who faces a series of crises as he tries to marry off his daughters.
On Sunday’s Tony Awards telecast, Josh Groban handled the introduction of a performance by the cast but not before some ribbing from host James Corden who unearthed video of Groban performing the role of Tevye in a high school production.
Danny Burstein, who reaped his sixth Tony nomination for his charming portrayal of Tevye, led the ensemble in a rousing medley of tunes. He lost Best Actor to Leslie Odom (“Hamilton”) and the show lost Best Musical Revival to “The Color Purple” and Choreography to “Hamilton” as well.