Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein started his career in television and was one of a noted group of writers on Your Show of Shows and The Sid Caesar Show. His first work for the theatre was as co-author of Plain And Fancy, the hit musical about the adventures of a pair of sophisticated New Yorkers living among the Amish in Pennsylvania. His next show was Mr. Wonderful, starring Sammy Davis, Jr. He created the libretto for the Bock and Harnick musical The Body Beautiful. His next librettos were for Take Me Along, based on Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness.;and Juno, with score by Marc Blitzstein. He then wrote the adaptation for the hit stage comedy Enter Laughing. Fiddler on the Roof was his next show, for which he won the Tony as well as the Drama Critics' Circle Award. He was also nominated for a Tony for his next show, Zorba, with score by Kander and Ebb. His other productions include King of Hearts, Irene, Rags (for which he also was nominated for a Tony), and The Baker's Wife, which was produced in London and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. Mr. Stein is also the author of the screenplays for Enter Laughing and Fiddler on the Roof.

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Valley Opera and Performing ArtsFiddler on the Roof6/1/2024 - 6/9/2024
Seagle FestivalFiddler on the Roof8/16/2023 - 8/19/2023
Lyric Opera of ChicagoFiddler on the Roof9/17/2022 - 10/7/2022
Lyric Opera San DiegoFiddler on the Roof4/10/2011 - 4/10/2011
Sorg OperaFiddler on the Roof10/26/2007 - 10/26/2007
Amarillo OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2007 - 7/15/2007
Bay View Music FestivalFiddler on the Roof7/1/2005 - 7/31/2004
LOOK Musical TheatreFiddler on the Roof6/1/2005 - 6/30/2005
Chautauqua OperaFiddler on the Roof8/1/2004 - 8/23/2004
Utah Festival OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2003 - 7/31/2003
Capitol Opera SacramentoFiddler on the Roof1/1/2002 - 1/27/2002
Charlottesville OperaFiddler on the Roof7/7/2001 - 8/18/2001
Skylight Music TheatreFiddler on the Roof11/11/1999 - 12/18/1999
Lyric Opera San DiegoFiddler on the Roof9/9/1997 - 9/28/1997
The Cleveland OperaFiddler on the Roof5/1/1994 - 5/22/1994
Vineyard TheatreJuno8/1/1992 - 8/12/1992
Opera AustraliaFiddler on the Roof2/1/1992 - 4/1/1992

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