Is there a recording of Les Mis?

Cameron Mackintosh with First Night Records and Warner Music today (20 November 2020) officially release the new live cast recording of the hit West End production of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert.

Who was the original Eponine in London?

I recently interviewed Frances Ruffelle, who originated the part of Eponine both in Les Miz’s first London production and on Broadway. She was one of only two of the British cast — the other was Jean Valjean himself, Colm Wilkinson — to be in both versions.

Who played Jean Valjean in Les Miserables London?

Colm Wilkinson
Colm Wilkinson originated the role of Jean Valjean in London, later reprising his performance in worldwide productions. The two-time Olivier Award actress Patti LuPone played Fantine, recently in London for the West End revival of Company.

Who played the original Cosette?

Broadway’s original Cosette Judy Kuhn will join the current production of Les Miserables as Fantine Cosette’s mother beginning October 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The three-time Tony Award nominee will succeed Lea Salonga, whose final performance as Fantine will be October 21.

Who was the original Cosette?

Who has played Javert on stage in London?

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

When was Les Misérables first performed?

Originally conceived as a simple recording production, Les Misérables evolved quickly into one of the premiere theater events of the 1980s. Theatrically on par with The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miz is drawn from the Victor Hugo novel of the same name.

What are the songs in Les Misérables?

Les Misérables is typical of theater in the ’80s, with extravagant effects and large full-cast numbers. The beautiful score is full of emotion and humor, including such memorable and noteworthy songs as “Look Down,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “Bring Him Home,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” and the ubiquitous “On My Own.”

Who are the actors in the original Les Miz?

The original London cast recording is considered by many to be superior to various other releases of Les Miz, including the Broadway cast. Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle originate here the roles they played in the Broadway cast, joined by Patti LuPone and Michael Ball.

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