Shalom Life | July 23, 2014

Shalom Life’s Exclusive Interview with Dudu Fisher

The Israeli singer dishes on his upcoming show in Toronto and "Les Miserables"

By: Ilan Mester

Published: December 19th, 2011 in Culture » Stage » Interviews

Shalom Life’s Exclusive Interview with Dudu Fisher

Dudu Fisher started off as a cantor at the Great Synagogue of Tel Aviv when he was just 22. He became enchanted with Les Miserables after seeing the Award-winning musical during a trip to London in the 1980s. When the singer learned that there was going to be an upcoming production of the show in Hebrew, he auditioned (even though Fisher had no experience in theatre). He landed the lead role of Jean Valjean and eventually played the part on Broadway and in London’s West End.

The Israeli singer has performed around the world -- including songs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish -- and he’ll be in Toronto tomorrow (Dec. 20) for a concert at The Toronto Centre for the Arts.

You’re performing in Toronto very soon. Are you excited to perform in the city?

Yes I am happy to be going back to Toronto.I always enjoy the audiences there.

What are some of your favourite Chanukah songs?

Have a Happy Chanukah, Yemey Hachanuka, Ner Li Katan.

You played the role of Jean Valjean for many years. Which actor would you like to see play the part on the big screen version of Les Miserables?

Myself

If you could sing a duet with any singer, who would you pick and why?

Roy Orbison because I love his music and style.

What would you say has been the highlight of your career so far?

Playing Le Miz without having to play on Shabbat.

You’ve been in the entertainment business for a long time. Do you have any advice for young singers and performers?

Believing in yourself is the secret.

When can fans expect a new album from you?

Two new albums are to be released in the next month.

For more about Fisher, visit www.dudufisher.com.

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