Alton Telegraph March 8, 1975 Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing one of the daughters, right? I can’t convince myÂ boyfriend. L.W., Perth Amboy. N J A. – Bette Midler was indeed in the Broadway company of Fiddler on the Roof However, it did virtually nothing for her career. She didn t start to make it big until she adopted her own approach to singing.