I saw Fiddler on the Roof at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville in 1989. It was their 25th anniversary tour and the lead role was played by Topol who also played the lead role in the movie. In fact, the day we saw it was also Topol’s 54th birthday. I had, of course, already seen eth movie and the stage version was just as impressive. It was the movie version of Fiddler on the Roof that convinced me that a movie version of Les Misérables could be done well.
This is Topol singing the most memorable song in the production.