If you're looking for a list of "Fiddler on the Roof" characters, you've come to the right place. The 1971 film "Fiddler on the Roof" was based on the popular 1964 Broadway musical of them same name. The musical is the story of Tevye, a milkman who must marry his daughters off in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. The main "Fiddler on the Roof" characters include:
Tevye. A Jewish milkman living in Tsarist Russia in 1905, Tevye has the ardorous task of marrying off his many daughters. The role was originally played by Zero Mostel on Broadway while Topol played Tevye in the film version of "Fiddler on the Roof."
Golde. The wife of Tevye, she was played by Norma Crane in the 1971 film "Fiddler on the Roof."
Yente. The matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof," she arrives at Tevye's with the news that a rich man, Lazar Wolf, wants to marry Tevye's oldest daughter.
Tzeitel. Tevye and Golde's oldest daughter. Although the matchmaker brings news that she's to wed Wolf, she is really in love with Motel, who is a tailor and not nearly as rich. As a poor girl, Tzeitel doesn't have much choice in who she marries, so if the matchmaker brings the match of an old, but rich suitor, she has no choice.
Motel. The tailor who Tzeitel has pledged to marry, even though she's been matched to Lazar Wolf.
Lazar Wolf. A rich butcher who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
Hodel, Chava, Shprintze and Bielke. The four other daugthers of Tevye and Golde. Hodel and Chava, the next two oldest, both find love.
Fyedka. The man Chava marries, against the wishes of her father, as Fyedka is not Jewish.