Dr. Elson as GrouchoDr. Howard Elson: Professional Performances

Dr. Elson has been singing, acting and performing professionally for over 40 years, starting with singing himself through college and dental school by performing in New York City nightclubs and Catskill Mountain resorts.

Dr. Elson and Fred RogersDr. Elson has starred as Tevye in Pittsburgh Musical Theatre’s acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof, and has starred in Chicago, A Little Night Music, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, 1776, Evita, She Loves Me, as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as King Henry II in Lion in Winter, as Fagin in Oliver, and starred in the world premiere of Ritual of Faith at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, just to name a few of his credits. He was the lead performer in many Don (Chef Brockett of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood) Brockett Revues, where he met and performed for Fred Rogers.

Dental entertainmentBaseball has been one of Dr. Elson's lifelong passions. He was KDKA radio's award-winning sports commentator with his In The Cheap Seats spots on John Cigna's morning show, and hosted KDKA's weekend sports talk shows, Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday. For several years, Dr. Elson was "Professor Baseball", the host of Major League Baseball's All Star Game FanFest Trivia Show and has appeared on This Week in Baseball. His son Philip is the play-by-play "voice" of the Anaheim Angel's AA minor league affiliate, Arkansas Travelers.

Below are photographs from a selection of Dr. Elson's theatrical performances.

Fiddler on the Roof
As Tevye, in Fiddler On The Roof
Professor Baseball
"Professor Baseball" at the All-Star Game in Cleveland
As Juan Peron in Evita
Jaques Brel
In Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Spare Me a Dime
Singing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"
Dr. Elson and son Philip
With son Philip broadcasting at El Paso Diablos Stadium
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