Actor Paul Michael Glaser proved he could reach for the stars after taking the lead role in a new production of the musical.
He was on the top of the world, or at least the top of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, where he plays Tevye in Craig Revel Horwood’s version of the popular story.
The former Starsky and Hutch actor has been a hit with audiences all week with a successful run ending tonight. It’s not the first time Paul has appeared in Fiddler on the Roof.
In 1971 he was in the film version cast as the student and Bolshevik revolutionary Perchik who falls in love with Tevye’s second daughter. This time he has changed parts to play the lovable village milkman who has always stuck by traditions but has to face change.
Executive producer John Stalker said: “We are thrilled to welcome Paul Michael Glaser to the iconic and starring role of Tevye.
“It is a part he has longed to play for years and that he has chosen to realise his dream in this new production from Craig Revel Horwood is both humbling and tremendously exciting.
“Musical theatre lovers the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland are in for a very special treat and we expect demand for tickets to be high”.
Fiddler on the Roof includes show-stoppers such as If I Were A Rich Man and Matchmaker Matchmaker. Tevye loves his daughters but has to convince his community that they can marry for love rather than accept what the village matchmaker decides.
As well as playing David Starsky in Starsky and Hutch, Paul has appeared in more than 50 stage plays.