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Mandy Patinkin: Saul survivor

Mandy Patinkin: Saul survivor

On the November day he wrapped filming Season 3 of the Showtime drama "Homeland," Mandy Patinkin shed his salt-and-pepper beard and the no-nonsense character who came with it, Saul Berenson. He went bare-cheeked to tackle the other passion of his career: singing Broadway show tunes on stage.

"I enjoy acting, but it's not the drug that singing is to me," Patinkin says by phone from New York. "I walk on stage, and I'm on vacation. It's my balance, my broccoli, my Vitamin D, my sunshine, the yin to my yang."

A much-shorter version of Patinkin's "Homeland" beard — "Saul-length," as he calls it — will accompany the actor when he...