Anthony Warlow says the Wollongong arts scene is much talked about

Superstar: Ex-Wollongong local, Anthony Warlow, had to brush up on his accent for Fiddler on the Roof, opening Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. Picture: Adrianne Harrowfield
Superstar: Ex-Wollongong local, Anthony Warlow, had to brush up on his accent for Fiddler on the Roof, opening Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. Picture: Adrianne Harrowfield

Veteran to the Australian stage, and now conqueror of Broadway, Anthony Warlow says Wollongong’s arts scene is thriving.

A memorable echo of a classic role: Anthony Warlow as Tevye the Milkman in Fiddler on the Roof. Sigrid Thornton plays Tevye's wife Golde. Picture: Adrianne Harrowfield

A memorable echo of a classic role: Anthony Warlow as Tevye the Milkman in Fiddler on the Roof. Sigrid Thornton plays Tevye's wife Golde. Picture: Adrianne Harrowfield

The former Illawarra local is starring in the Capitol Theatre’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opens in Sydney on Thursday.

The 54-year-old spends most of his time between Melbourne and New York, and is so busy he doesn’t need an agent. These days he doesn’t get much of a chance to visit his home town, but he said the evolution of the performing arts scene is becoming well-known.

“It pops up sometimes, and I know it’s very healthy and very good,” he said.

He recently caught up with Nancy Hayes who had nothing but praise for the once sleepy-sister to Sydney, after performing alongside Todd McKenney in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” at IPAC.

Warlow said he felt like “Columbus in a new world”, with his career  blossoming on Broadway.

Fiddler on the Roof will run at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre until the end of April.

"If I Were A Rich Man" - Anthony Warlow - Fiddler On The Roof
"Tradition" - Anthony Warlow and Company - Fiddler On The Roof