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Starsky and Hutch legend Paul Michael Glaser may look like he’s undercover after growing a magnificent beard - but it’s for his new lead role in Fiddler On The Roof, writes Graham Walker.

He plays If I Was A Rich Man star of the show Tevye on the UK tour which is at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre until Saturday, March 22.

Paul Michael Gllaser  in a  scene from Fiddler On The Roof.

Paul Michael Gllaser in a scene from Fiddler On The Roof.

The Star caught up with him backstage to chat about the popularity of the musical, his role in it, why he was not a big fan of Starsky’s iconic red Ford Gran Torino and what happened to his character’s famous sweater.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch digital editor Graham Walker’s chat with Paul Michael Glaser.

From the award-winning producers of The King and I and High Society comes a new production of one of the world’s favourite musicals, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the nation’s favourite Strictly Come Dancing judge and master of the musical stage.

Tevye, the local milkman in his village of Anatevka, has always stuck by his traditions but suddenly his head strong daughters decide that they want to marry for love rather than accept whatever Yente the Matchmaker comes up with.

Tevye loves his daughters but has to convince his wife, and the villagers, that their decisions are actually falling in with tradition – not any easy thing to do but if anyone can do it, the wily Tevye can!

Filled to the brim with classic songs like If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset and To Life, Fiddler On The Roof was the longest running production on Broadway for over 13 years and when you join Tevye, his family and friends, you will understand why.

Tickets shold be bought in person, online at www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/fiddler-on-the-roof-14/ or call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000.