Bob Fiddler on the Roof

Bob Amaral has NEVER been in Starlight Express, Le Miz, Miss Saigon, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Oliver, King and I or Cats. Because he was too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, and NOT a tenor. However, Bob WAS the last Pseudolus in the Broadway revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (after having stood by for and gone on for his predecessors-Nathan Lane, Whoopie Goldberg and David Alan Grier).

For two years Bob played Max in the Leo Company of the National Tour of The Producers and the year prior to that was Pumbaa in the Cheetah Company of the National Tour of The Lion King.  He also appeared in the San Francisco Opera production of The Merry Widow (available on DVD) and was Frederick/Phillip in Noises Off.  And before going out on the road Bob made two guest appearances on Howard Stern’s Son of the Beach.

You may also have seen Bob in the Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, Off-Broadway in Boy Meets Boy or in the National Tours of Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby or Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up with Robbie Benson or even as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz with Mickey Rooney and Joanne Worley. In Sacramento Bob played Moonface Martin in Anything Goes and Dimas in Triumph of Love. At Seattle Rep and at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. he played 9 different characters, 3 of which in one courtroom scene in The Brothers Karamazov with The Flying Karamazov Brothers. He played Big Harp in The Robber Bridegroom at Sharon Stage, Remy in the American Premiere of Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera at St Louis Rep and Pooch in a production (outside N.Y.) of Good News. At the MUNY in St. Louis bob played Marcellus in The Music Man with Jim Dale and Pam Dawber and Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat with Rex Smith and Donna Mckechnie. And at the Walnut Street Theatre Company created the role of Ralph Waldo John in the pre-Broadway production of Mike with Michael Lembeck and Bobby Morse. The show later made it to Broadway under the name Ain’t Broadway Grand, without Bob.

On Television Bob has been seen in My Two Dads, Major Dad, Empty Nest, Love & War, The Second Half, Brother’s Keeper, Mad About You, Babylon 5, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Any Day Now and was Eddie Hayes in Rob Reiner’s Morton & Hayes