Artist Q&A with Christopher Holman of Fiddler on the Roof
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Often with Artist Q&As, we talk to actors and ensemble members but Christopher Holman tours with Fiddler on the Roof as the Company Manager, making arrangements for cast, keeping track of the business side of the tour and having fun along the way. Get a look at this unique position with the tour below in this Artist Q&A!
How did you first get involved with Fiddler on the Roof? I was interested in the show and heard about the opportunity to tour.
How long have you been with this tour? Since September of this year (2018).
Your team tells me you went to school in Wisconsin! Where and what for? Madison West High School & UW-Madison, Class of 1974, BBA in Marketing
Are you excited to head back to the Badger State? I have toured through Wisconsin with many shows and always look forward to returning to the state.
How did you first get involved with becoming a company manager? I was originally a press agent on a show and then decided to switch to company management.
In your own words, what does a company manager do? Everything!!!! You name it we do it. We manage the entire company while on tour and represent the producers financial interests in the show.
What is your favorite part about your role with the tour? Return visits to places that I have been to with shows.
What is the most difficult part? Keeping everyone's focus on making the show the best it can be every time.
What feeling/thought do you hope people take away with them when they see the show? That life is really better than it sometimes seems.
Finish this sentence:
I can't travel without my…trance music
The song stuck in my head after each show is… If I Was a Rich Man.
If I could play any role on stage it would be…The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The first thing I do in a new city is…recover from the travel to that city.
When they told me we were going to Appleton my first thought was…Cheese Curds for everyone!!!