Neva Small is an American theatrical, film, and television actress and singer. She made her singing debut at the age of 10 with the New York City Opera as Beverly Sills’ daughter. She made her Broadway debut the following year in the Jule Styne musical Something More playing Barbara Cook’s daughter. She has numerous acting credits on and Off-Broadway. She is best known for her portrayal of Chava, Tevye’s third daughter, in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof. Her signature role remains a classic. Neva has distinguished herself as a singer and actress in theaters and concert halls across America, on film, and on television.

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FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN is coming to the big screen!

FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN has been acquired for theatrical distribution in the US and Canada by Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber. We are delighted to share our upcoming theatrical dates and Q&As.


FIDDLER’S JOURNEY opens April 29th at the Angelika Film Center in New York City. There will also be two screenings at the JCC Manhattan on May 1st and 2nd.

In-person Q&As on Fri, 4/29 & Sat, 4/30 at 7:25 pm with director Daniel Raim, and actresses Rosalind Harris (Tzeitel) and Neva Small (Chava). Moderated by Fiddler historian and author Jan Lisa Huttner. Tickets here. *Make sure to select the date you want to attend in the dropdown menu.

In-person Q&A on Sunday, May 1st at 4:00 pm at JCC Manhattan with director Daniel Raim and actress Neva Small. Moderated by Fiddler historian and author Alisa Solomon. Tickets here.


FIDDLER’S JOURNEY opens May 6th at the Laemmle Royal (West LA), Laemmle Town Center (Encino), and Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena). Tickets here.

In-person Q&A on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 pm at Laemmle Royal with director Daniel Raim, producer Sasha Berman, co-writer Michael Sragow, composer Dave Lebolt, cinematographer Aasulv ‘Wolf’ Austad, and animator Patrick Mate. Tickets here.

In-person Q&A on Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm at Laemmle Royal with director Daniel Raim, producer Sasha Berman, co-writer Michael Sragow, moderated by film critic (and “Fiddler’s Journey” interview subject) Kenneth Turan. Tickets here.


We are thrilled to share that FIDDLER’S JOURNEY recently won the Audience Prize at the 2022 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the Audience Choice Prize at the 2022 Houston Jewish Film Festival!

FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN will open in many other cities in the US and Canada. Please visit this link and scroll down to find a theater near you.

Thank you again for all your support and for helping us spread the word!

Addtional information:

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen – Q&A

Q&As with Director Daniel Raim & actresses Neva Small and Rosalind Harris following the 7:25pm shows on Friday 4/29 and Saturday 4/30 

Get tickets here.

Gold Standard Arts Festival

I’ll be appearing in the Gold Standard Arts Festival on April 27th.

For the Love of God

A two character play written by Marc Acito and Sheldon Harnick.

Neva Small and Rick Sale

April 27
Program A at 2PM

Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st and 92nd street), NYC

$20 per show

Fiddler on the Roof Film Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Remastered Soundtrack

The iconic score has been remastered for this special new release. Read more on and

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

A richly detailed examination of the nuts and bolts of moviemaking, this 50th anniversary celebration of Norman Jewison’s Fiddler on the Roof, narrated by Jeff Goldblum, shows us how the beloved musical made its triumphant, hazardous journey to the screen. Playing at the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

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.

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“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

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