Who is considered the best Jean Valjean?

Colm Wilkinson was the go-to leading man in the ’80s. So much so, his superhero name would be The Originator. The famed tenor is a seasoned solo artist as well as musical theatre performer but is probably best known for being the first ever Jean Valjean.

Is Les Misérables available on Netflix?

Yes, Les Misérables is now available on American Netflix. It arrived for online streaming on August 16, 2020.

What is the new production of Les Misérables?

the staged concert
Spectacular though the staged concert (which will embark on a World Tour in 2024) is, the fully staged new production of Les Misérables has become an international sell out sensation all over again, continuing to bring audiences to their feet as the longest running musical in the world.

Who has played Jean Valjean in West End?

Colm Wilkinson
Colm Wilkinson (born 5 June 1944), also known as C. T. Wilkinson, is an Irish-Canadian tenor and actor who is best known for originating the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (in the West End and Broadway) and for taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton Festival and the original …

Who has played Javert on stage?

Main performers

Colm Wilkinson Jean Valjean Original London Cast Original Broadway Cast
Philip Quast Javert Original Australian Cast Complete Symphonic Recording
Ruthie Henshall Fantine Replacement London Cast
Jenny Galloway Madame Thénardier Replacement London Cast
Alun Armstrong Thénardier Original London Cast

Who originated the role of Jean Valjean?

Originating the role of Jean Valjean in the West End, Colm Wilkinson has appeared in a number of Les Miserables’ across the world, including London, Broadway and Canadian productions.

Is Les Misérables free on Amazon Prime?

You’ll get the chance to watch it for free on Amazon Prime Video in April 2020. Les Miserables has now been added to the list of movies heading to Amazon Prime Video during the month.

Is there a Les Misérables movie?

Les Misérables is a 2012 epic period musical film directed by Tom Hooper and scripted by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, who wrote the original French lyrics, Claude-Michel Schönberg, who wrote the music, and Herbert Kretzmer, who wrote the English lyrics.

Is Les Mis still running?

The Broadway production opened 12 March 1987 and ran until 18 May 2003, closing after 6,680 performances. At the time of its closing, it was the second-longest running musical in broadway history. As of 2019, it remains the sixth longest-running Broadway show.

Who is currently in Les Miserables?

The principal cast includes Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier.

What age is Colm Wilkinson?

77 years (June 5, 1944)
Colm Wilkinson/Age

Is Colm Wilkinson married?

Deirdre Wilkinsonm. 1970
Colm Wilkinson/Spouse

When did Cameron Mackintosh make Les Miserables movie?

In 2013, alongside Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the hugely successful Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film adaptation of LES MISÉRABLES which is the most successful movie ever of an original stage musical.

What kind of musicals did Cameron Mackintosh produce?

Born 17 October 1946 in London, sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh is one of the most influential musical theatre producers in the world, responsible for producing hits such as “Les Misérables”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Miss Saigon”, “Cats”, and “Hamilton”.

How long is the movie Les Miserables in song?

Les Miserables is two hours and forty minutes of song. There’s no real spoken dialogue the entire way through. Every minute is sung live as well. And if this bothers you, please skip “Les Mis” and enjoy watching something like “Twilight” or “Jack Reacher”.

When did Cameron Mackintosh get the Laurence Olivier Award?

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 for The Observer Award for Outstanding Achivement for his creative contributions to West End Theatre and generous contributions to Oxford University for a visiting drama professorship, the Royal National Company for the presentation of great musicals and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn.