Dudu Fisher is known for his many Broadway performances. Dudu Fisher is known for his many Broadway performances. Dudu Fisher is known for his many Broadway performances. (Photo: Courtesy photo)

The Midwest gets a taste of the Mediterranean in stage show

'Les Miserables' actor sings Jerusalem's praises in Branson, Missouri.

Located amidst the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Branson, Mo., is home to some of the most eclectic stage shows in America. The town's theater scene has even become fodder for a reality TV show called "Branson Famous." Looking for Charo? Kenny Rogers? Barry Williams from "The Brady Bunch"? They're all here.

Add to that list Broadway performer Dudu Fisher. The Israeli-born singer has long been known to fans as Jean Valjean, the lead character in the popular "Les Miserables" show. Fisher starred in the musical in his home country, the longest-running show in Israel, before he was asked to take over the lead role on Broadway. He has sung for the Israeli Symphony Orchestra and in front of the Queen of England.

Watch him perform the famous song "One Day More" from "Les Miserables" in the video below:

Now, he's merging his two loves – Israel and singing – on the stage in Branson. He comes to town each year for about a month to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to the Midwest. His show, titled "Jerusalem," has become a hit with audiences.

"When I perform my show 'Jerusalem,' I feel that I am sharing my beloved city with my audience," he said. "The truth is I'm coming to Branson only for a short period of time every year because I'm very, very busy the rest of the year," Fisher said. "I'm traveling all over the world doing concerts as well as productions in Israel."

Fisher is certainly keeping busy. With a career that spans three decades, he has more than 45 CDs to his name. And he treats his new performances with the same vigor as he did the first time he was on stage.

In preparation for his show, he stopped by the Branson tourism office to sing a little diddy, which you can see in the video below:

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