Nadav Wiesel

Nadav is a performer and composer / lyricist for the theater, living in New York. An advanced member of the BMI Workshop, Wiesel’s writing has been performed in Israel, Europe and across the US. The Femme Fatale Show was produced in London’s Fringe festival and New York cabaret. “The House by the Lake”- A dark fantasy for actors and puppets- is currently enjoying a successful tour in Europe. Wiesel’s commissioned song for the Ziegfeld Club was recently performed by Donna McKechnie at the New Amsterdam Theater.
As an actor, he performed his one-man show Funny Little Heartbreaks in New York, Boston and across Israel. Other credits include Christmas in Hell, War of the Worlds, and Chekov’s Jubilee. Visit

Tell us a little bit about where you’re from!

I’m originally from Israel. I grew up in a city called Herzlia, on the mediterranean sea. I love visiting my home town, and our bigger neighbor, Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is a big city with a lot of art and culture, and a fun atmosphere. There are long tree-lined boulevards that lead to the beach, and people walk with flipflops all year round with their dogs.

If I became a character in my favorite fairy tale I would love to be like Wendy and get a yearly visit from Peter Pan. He would take me away on a wild adventure, but then bring me back home to grow up. The first show I ever did was “Peter Pan” (I played Wendy’s brother, John), and since then Theater and make-believe are connected with a childhood and playing for me. And like Wendy, I love Peter Pan

My favorite children’s book is “The Neverending Story” by Michael Ende. It’s such a cool book! It’s about a boy that reads a magic book, and slowly enters the world of the book to save the world. The book is actually printed in two colors, so you can know when you’re reading about Bastian (The reading boy), and when you are reading the story that’s in his magic book. I read this book many times, and it’s always a magical adventure.

Three things most people would be surprised to learn about me are: 

1. I write musicals.

2. Some of my past jobs have been: An airline security officer and a party clown.

3. I am a really good whistler.

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are just so wonderful, full of beauty and wisdom and wit. I think our show captures the joy and spirit of the stories, while adding so much humor and stage magic.