Meet the cast of
This is Yisrael's third presidential role! The first was pre-presidential John Adams in 1776, and the second was Juan Peron in Evita. Yisrael's one-man shows include Frankly Sinatra and Rosenblatt & Gershwin. He recently appeared as Bert Cohen in his own original musical, Rewrite the World. He feels blessed to be working with such a dedicated and professional cast and creative team.
Daniella is originally from South Africa. She has a background in classical vocal training and opera. She spent the last year training in musical theatre in New York, where she received training in acting, dance and performance. She was recently in a production of Sweeney Todd.
Alex is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and has lived in Jerusalem since last October. She would like everyone to know she does not actually have that accent, but is honored to bring a bit of the south to Jerusalem! Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this process and who has come to enjoy our hard work (especially you, mom). Let’s get political, y'all.
A family physician by day, Yisrael is delighted to appear in his 9th production for Israel Musicals (most recently as Korach in Rewrite The World). Other credits include "Bumble" in Bet Hillel's Oliver, "Father Ramon" in Theater and Theology's Divine Right, "Colonel Pickering" in J-Town Playhouse's Pygmalion, and the proprietor in J-Town's Assassins. Please don't tell his mother that he is playing the Vice President!
A performer and playwright who most recently portrayed Mistress Overdone and the Provost in Theater in the Rough's production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Miriam was also M'Lynn and Fraulein Schneider in Steel Magnolias and Cabaret respectively, both at J-Town Playhouse. Her original play, In A Stranger's Grave, was produced by Theater and Theology and appeared at the Khan Theater last May and September.
A great lover of theatre and musicals, Asher has performed and stage managed for J-Town Playhouse, and performed with Bet Hillel and with JEST. Last year he appeared as Avihu in Israel Musicals' Rewrite the World, and just appeared in Bet Hillel's Fiddler on the Roof.
Daniel is a member of Shaham, Actor's Equity, and SAG/AFTRA. He has worked extensively as an actor in New York and, since making aliya, he's been pretty busy as an actor here in Israel.
Victoria is a 40-year-old actress, singer, composer, and vocal teacher from Ashdod, Israel. She has a BA from the Jerusalem Music Academy as a classical singer, and a MA in Music Therapy. She has appeared as an actress in a number of shows, and as a judge (2015-7) in the "Jerusalem Gold" international vocal competition.
Katya performed in the series Metumtemet, as well as a number of movies (End of the Game, Vendetta, and Lenin in October) and plays (Forget Herostratus, The Old Man and the Toon, The Lord Who Pays, The Ideal Family, and Taxi Driver). She also appeared in commercials. Originally from Ukraine, she studied singing and piano. In Israel, she studied at Beit Zvi and Impro.
Gavriel is from Los Angeles, Calif. He acted in a few minor roles in various Israel TV series and advertisements this past year. This is his first live acting appearance since he played the principal Mr. Macabe in Up the Down Staircase back in high-school.
He's an Austrian actor with experience in dancing, acting and singing who has appeared in several shows in Austria. Fridolin has been on stage since early childhood. He just graduated high school, speaks around 10 languages, and is spending a year here in Israel. Fridolin says he enjoys working with the cast of this show, because everybody is so focused on making this utterly great creation become reality.
Born, raised and educated in Israel, Aliza is a translator by day, choir and solo singer and amateur actress by night. She has been in a number of previous productions with Israel Musicals: Kismet, The Music Man, The King and I, and Peter Pan and also appeared in Fiddler on the Roof, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver! and Annie.
Adam is a 14-year-old high school student from Ashdod. He also plays piano, darbuka, clarinet, and saxophone. He has appeared in the "Keif Li" Festival (2014-5) on Channel 11, in "Shalom Odessa" (2015), and in a musical marathon on Channel 2. This year, he won third place in the "Baltic and Israel Talents" international vocal competition. Adam aspires to be a professional singer and actor and is very happy to be taking part in Of Thee I Sing.
"There is dancing, both routine and inventive. There are lyrics done in Ira Gershwin's neatest style...Best of all, there is Mr. Gershwin's score. Whether it is satire, wit, doggerel or fantasy, Mr. Gershwin pours music out in full measure and in many voices. Although the book is lively, Mr. Gershwin is exuberant. "
"Of Thee I Sing is not only coherent and well-knit enough to class as a play, but it is a biting and true satire on American politics and the public attitude towards them.... The play is genuine and it is felt the Pulitzer Prize could not serve a better purpose than to recognize such work."
"The laughter that greets the show today is tinged with surprise at how eerily some of its jokes seem to take precise aim, from decades back, at current affairs."
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