Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof

Theodore Bikel played Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof more than any other actor, ever- well over 2000times

"At first I got a little worried: where was the schtick? Zero, and any others, had always added stuff, made him funny, but here was Theo, playing Tevye' straight: he was just playing the part, as the part should be played. I have never seen a beeter Tevye': ”

— Sheldon Harnick z'l, lyricist, Fiddler On The Roof