Neva is interviewed in this new documentary, Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles. As Lin-Manuel Miranda, who performed “To Life To Life L’Chaim” at his own wedding, says in the trailer, “Fiddler captures those big moments in our lives — moments of transition; moments of tradition breaking; tradition renewing.” It hits theaters August 23.
Neva has distinguished herself as a singer and actress in theaters, in concert halls across America, on film, and on television. Her signature role of Chava in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof remains a classic.
Recently returning to the spotlight after raising a family, Neva starred with Michael Feinstein in Michael Feinstein: Now & Then at Carnegie Hall, released her first solo CD, Neva Small: My Place in the World – it went on to be a best seller – was a guest artist with the Walla Walla Symphony.
The Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) cast album was released online. The hard cd will be released soon, in time for Grammy consideration this year.
Neva sings “To Marry for Love”, the cut song from the original show – before “Matchmaker” in English. Stay tuned!
“Neva Small has a vocal vitality all her own, and a superb way of interpreting a song and making it sound as if no one else could perform it as well.”
– Jeffrey Lyons