Fiddler on the Roof Character List

  • Tevye: A likable, hard-working dairyman who always tries to see the positive
    in life. A proud patriarch to five daughters who he is closely raising according
    to the old scriptures. (Male, 40s-50s, singing role)
  • Golde: Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good
    husbands and easier lives than she and Tevye. (Female, 40s-50s, singing role)
  • Tzeitel: Tevye’s oldest daughter, madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her
    family but challenges the town’s traditions. (Female, late teens/early 20s,
    singing role)
  • Hodel: Tevye’s second daughter who becomes involved with Perchik. She
    eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia. (Female, late
    teens/early 20s, singing role)
  • Chava: Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. She falls in love and runs
    off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier. (Female, mid-late teens, singing role)
  • Shprintze: Tevye’s fourth daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.
    (Female, around 10 years old, small singing role)
  • Bielke: Tevye’s youngest daughter who also takes lessons at home from
    Perchik. (Female, younger than 10 years old, small singing role)
  • Yente: The town’s matchmaker. She is a widow and the village busybody
    who knows all of the gossip. (Female, 50+, singing role)
  • Motel: The poor and shy tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel.
    Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly. (Male, 20s, singing role)
  • Perchik: The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly
    challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
    (Male, 20s, singing role)
  • Fyedka: A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military
    obligations and falls in love with Chava. (Male, 20s)
  • Lazar Wolf: The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen
    who wishes to marry Tzeitel. (Male, 50+, singing role)
    Fiddler on the Roof Character List
  • Rabbi: The wise advisory of Anatevka. (Male, 50+, singing role)
  • Mendel: The Rabbi’s son. (Male, 30+, small singing role)
  • Mordecai: The innkeeper of Anatevka. (Male, 30+, small singing role)
  • Avram: Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town up to date on the news
    in the area. (Male, 30+, small signing role)
  • Grandma Tzeitel: Golde’s deceased grandmother who endorses the marriage
    between Tzeitel and Motel. (Female, 50+, small singing role)
  • Fruma-Sarah: Lazar Wolf’s deceased first wife who becomes enraged when
    her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. (Female, any age, small singing role)
  • Constable: Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the
    villagers well but has superficial relationships with them. (Male, 40+)
  • Ensemble: Villagers, Russian Soldiers