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December 03, 1993 - Image 83

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-12-03

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`Les Mis' Lead
Is A Cantor

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MICHAEL ELKIN SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

stories about his grand-
e is a new Broadway
father, "half-rabbi, half-
star with a story wor-
cantor who ran the syn-
thy of Hollywood.
agogue in Petach Tikva," a
Israeli David Fisher
suburb of Tel Aviv Cantor
has dreamed a dream that
Fisher now calls home.
makes Field of Dreams look
"All the basics I know of
like a sad sandlot story: For
music I learned from him,"
his theatrical debut, the Tel
says Cantor Fisher.
Aviv-born cantor-cum-
David Fisher has been
performer snagged the lead
hailed as one of Israel's ac-
role of Jean Valjean in the
claimed cantors, taking top
venerable L e s
honors in the competitive
Miserables,the multi-award
Chasidic Festival and the
winning musical based on
the Victor Hugo novel.
"Festival ofJerusalem," among
Cantor Fisher is at home
many other honors over the
at the bimah and on Broad-
years.
way, where he will be starr-
ing for the next six months
as the persecuted petty thief
who steals the audience's
heart by evening's end.
An engaging sabra with a
song in his heart, Cantor
Fisher has found the syn-
agogue and the stage the
perfect setting for his con-
siderable talents.
Even as he enters a new
stage in his life on Broad-
way, David Fisher is not
abandoning the bimah. The
kippah remains on his head;
the head remains very much
on his shoulders.
"I still am a cantor," he
says, adding that he per-
forms at Kutscher's in the
Catskills during the High
Holidays and has served as
David Fisher
cantor at such Israeli sites as
the Great Synagogue of Tel
He also captured the
Aviv.
hearts
of critics and au-
It is a great life, notes the
diences at concert perfor-
cantor, waiting in the wings
mances all over the country.
for his Broadway debut at
But it was a trip away from
the Imperial Theater. The
his homeland that helped
barrel- chested David Fisher
David Fisher home in on
scales the barricades of Les
Broadway.
Miserables and any obstacles
"I was visiting my sister in
life would dare hurl in front
London, and everywhere I
of him.
heard these songs — in the
" `Cheech' keeps hocking
hotels, on the street —
me not to leave cantorial
everywhere," recalls Cantor
music," chuckles Cantor
Fisher of that fateful sojourn
Fisher over the nudges he
in 1986.
gets from Tel Aviv Mayor
Told that the music was
Shlomo Lahat, whom he
from a hit show then in Lon-
counts as a mentor.
don, Cantor Fisher decided
" `Cheech' has done in-
to see — and hear — for
credible good for cantorial
himself. He got tickets to Les
music; he really pushed me.
Mis and was held spellbound
In a way, my work in can-
by its story of operatic pro-
torial music is a tribute to
portions.
him."
Scheduled to return to
Not that David Fisher
Israel, he kept postponing
lacked guidance. Mention
the trip back home. One
mentors and the cantor
more day, he figured.
kvells, sharing shtetl-type
"Every night I kept retur-
ning to the theater to see the
Michael Elkin is the enter-
show. From the moment the
tainment editor of the Jewish
CANTOR page 84
Exponent in Philadelphia.

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