For five decades, Dudu Fisher dreamed a dream in both Hebrew and English; transported audiences to the cisterns and marketplaces of Jerusalem; sang before Pope Benedict XVI, President Bill Clinton and the British royal family; and perhaps is best known for his Broadway performance as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.
To celebrate his 50th anniversary as a performer this past fall, Dudu began touring across Israel.
Then, Hamas attacked . . . and his heart-wrenching performance of “Bring Him Home” from Les Misacquired a whole new meaning.
Dudu took to the road, hoping to bring a measure of solace to hospital patients and evacuees. Now, he is coming to The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Cultural Center to offer us similar consolation: to lift our spirits, share his love for Israel and to remind us, through songs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, who we have been, who we are and what we believe in.
Dudu Fisher, who learned Jewish music from his grandfather, served as cantor at the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv, followed by four years in South Africa. For over 20 years, he was the High Holiday cantor at Kutsher’s Hotel in the Catskills. In 2005, he became the Chief Cantor of the Hampton Synagogue. Enchanted by the London production of the 1980s Les Misérables, he played its leading role on Broadway and in London’s West End. He has toured all over the world and has released 28 albums.
Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 6:30 PM Eastern