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Dudu Fisher is renowned throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in the hit show Les Misérables, but his career began in his native country Israel many years before. Fisher studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and studied privately with some of the great cantors of the previous generation. He was only twenty-two when he was invited to become the cantor of the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv. Along with his synagogue duties, Fisher also traveled throughout the world, bringing traditional Hasidic, Yiddish and cantorial music to new audiences.
During a trip to London in 1986, he happened to see a performance of the musical Les Misérables. It was an event that changed his life. When word was released of the show’s forthcoming production in Hebrew, Fisher knew that he had to audition for the show. The fact that he had absolutely no experience working in theater did not deter him. The director chose the inexperienced Fisher for the lead role of Jean Valjean. The rest is history. Les Miz became the longest running show in Israel, and Fisher became a superstar.
During his long career, Fisher has recorded over twenty albums. He sang the role of Moses in the Hebrew version of Stephen Spielberg’s The Prince of Egypt. He has sung with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, recorded an album of show tunes with the London Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Baltimore and Queens Symphony Orchestras. In addition to Britain’s royal family, he has performed for the Thai royal family and the President and Senator Clinton.
In October of 2002, Dudu again thrilled audiences with a one-man show, Something Old, Something New, which was written by Richard Jay-Alexander, Dudu’s Broadway Les Miz director. He opened to rave reviews. Victor Gluck of Backstage magazine wrote of Fisher, “The energy that Fisher radiates on stage can light a small city.”
Dudu’s fall 2004 one-man show, Dudu Fisher Coming to America, which features selections from Fiddler on the Roof, The Jazz Singer and Yentl recently toured in the United States. In Israel, Dudu brings back Yiddish and klezmer music with an ongoing production for the Yiddishpiel Theater. Audiences are also thrilled by his latest show, Jerusalem. The tour of this show began in Jerusalem and he continues to travel through the states and Europe with the production. He has recently completed filming a PBS special in the Valley of Beit Shean in Israel, which was shown extensively throughout the United State and proved to be one of the largest revenue producing PBS specials. The premier airing of the program took place in Florida in December of 2008 and was nominated for an Emmy. The show won the Telly Award and continues to be aired throughout the states. He also filmed his latest program for PBS in Branson, Missouri, which aired in August of 2014.
From the Sydney Opera House to Madison Square Garden, from São Paulo to Singapore and from the Budapest Opera House to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Dudu Fisher spends most of the year traveling around the globe bringing joy to millions of people.