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Les Misérables   

Broadway Theatre, (3/12/1987 - 10/14/1990)
Imperial Theatre, (10/17/1990 - 5/18/2003)
First Preview: Feb 28, 1987 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Mar 12, 1987    
Closing Date: May 18, 2003 Total Performances: 6680

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: In France: Digne, 1815; Montreuil-Sur-Mer, 1823; Montfermeil, 1823; Paris, 1832.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh; Produced in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh and The Royal Shakespeare Company (Terry Hands, Artistic Director)
Book by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil; Based on the novel by Victor Hugo; Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer; Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel; Additional text by James Fenton; Music orchestrated by John Cameron; Musical Director: Robert Billig
Directed and Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird; Associate Director: Richard Jay-Alexander
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Andrew Bruce and Autograph; Assistant Costume Design: Richard Schurkamp; Assistant Lighting Design: Sarah Lambert; Associate Sound Design: Abe Jacob; Associate Scenic Design: Keith Gonzales
Executive Producer: Martin McCallum and Richard Jay-Alexander; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Associate Gen. Mgr: Barbara Seinfeld; Company Manager: Gordon G. Forbes; Associate Co. Mgr: Beth Riedmann
Production Stage Manager: Sam Stickler; Stage Manager: Mitchell Lemsky and Fredric Hanson; Technical Production Manager: John H. Paull, III
Conducted by Robert Billig; Musical Supervisor: Robert Billig; Concert Master: Louann Montesi; Violin: Fred Buldrini, Katherine Cash, Suzanne Ornstein, Marion Pinheiro, Marti Sweet, Mitsue Takayama and Mineko Yajima; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Cello: Batia Lieberman and Clay C. Ruede; Clarinet and Alto Saxophone: Mitchell Weiss; Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn: David Gale and Robert Zottola; Trumpet and Piccolo Trumpet: Pete Hyde; Bass Trombone: John Rojack; Guitar: Brian Koonin; Drums: Michael Hinton; Flute and Piccolo: Jacqueline Giat; Oboe and English Horn: Harriet Orenstein; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus, Victor Jaroway and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Percussion: Howard Joines; Bass: Lindsey Horner; French Horn: Jerry W. Peel and Brooks Tillotson; Synthesizer: Jeffrey Silverman and Ross Allen
General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc. and Anne S. Abrams; Press Associate: Bert Fink, Merle Frimark, Marc Thibodeau and Dennis Crowley; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Casting Associate: Andrew M. Zerman; Advertising and Logo Design by Dewynters, Limited; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Production Photographer: Michael Le Poer Trench; U.S. Lighting Coordinator: Betsy Pool
Cindy BensonWoman Worker
Old Woman
Jane BodleWoman Worker
Young Girl
David BryantChain Gang
Leo BurmesterChain Gang
Jennifer ButtMadame Thénardier
Jesse CortiFarmer
Anthony CrivelloBamatabois
Other Drinker
Chain Gang
Ann CrumbFactory Girl
Other Drinker
Young Prostitute
Braden Danner
Broadway Debut
John DewarChain Gang
Old Couple (Man)
Joanna GlushakWoman Worker
Susan GoodmanInnkeeper's Wife
Other Drinker
Old Beggar Woman
Randy GraffFantine
Paul HarmanChain Gang
Kelli JamesWhore
Young Girl
Gretchen Kingsley-WeiheWhore
Young Couple (Woman)
Joseph KolinskiChain Gang
Young Man
Judy KuhnWhore
Norman LargeBishop of Digne
Marcus Lovett
Broadway Debut
Thénardier's Gang
Michael Maguire
Broadway Debut
Chain Gang
Terrence MannJavert
Kevin MarcumChain Gang
Other Drinker
Thénardier's Gang
Chrissie McDonald
Broadway Debut
Young Eponine
John Norman
Broadway Debut
Jean Prouvaire
Frances Ruffelle
Broadway debut
Alex Santoriello
Broadway Debut
Chain Gang
Young Couple (Man)
Thénardier's Gang
Marcie ShawWoman Worker
Old Couple (Woman)
Steve ShocketConstable
Other Drinker
Thénardier's Gang
Donna Vivino
Broadway Debut
Young Cosette
Colm WilkinsonJean Valjean
Swings: Patrick A'Hearn, Diane Della Piazza and Jordan Leeds
Understudies: Cindy Benson (Madame Thénardier), Jane Bodle (Cosette), Brandy Brown (Young Cosette, Young Eponine), Anthony Crivello (Javert), Ann Crumb (Fantine), John Dewar (Bishop of Digne), Joanna Glushak (Fantine), Susan Goodman (Madame Thénardier), Paul Harman (Enjolras, Jean Valjean), Kelli James (Eponine, Gavroche), Gretchen Kingsley-Weihe (Cosette, Eponine), Joseph Kolinski (Enjolras, Marius), Norman Large (Javert, Thénardier), Marcus Lovett (Marius), Kevin Marcum (Jean Valjean), Chrissie McDonald (Young Cosette), John Norman (Thénardier), R. D. Robb (Gavroche) and Steve Shocket (Bishop of Digne)
Tony Award®
winner 1987 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
winner 1987 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
winner 1987 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg ;  Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer ;  Original French text by Alain Boublil
 1987 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Terrence Mann
 1987 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Colm Wilkinson
winner 1987 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Michael Maguire
winner 1987 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Frances Ruffelle
 1987 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Judy Kuhn
winner 1987 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  John Napier
 1987 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Andreane Neofitou
winner 1987 Best Lighting Design [winner] 
  David Hersey
winner 1987 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Trevor Nunn
winner 1987 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  John Caird
Theatre World
winner 1987 Award [recipient] 
  Michael Maguire
winner 1987 Award [recipient] 
  Frances Ruffelle
winner 1987 Award [recipient] 
  Colm Wilkinson
Drama Desk Award
winner 1987 Outstanding Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
 1987 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Colm Wilkinson
winner 1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Michael Maguire
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Judy Kuhn
winner 1987 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 
  John Cameron
winner 1987 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
 1987 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  David Hersey
winner 1987 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by John Napier
ACT 1 Sung By
PrologueThe Company
SoliloquyJean Valjean
At the End of the DayUnemployed and Factory Workers
I Dreamed a DreamFantine
Lovely LadiesLadies and Clients
Who Am I?Jean Valjean
Come to MeFantine and Jean Valjean
Castle on a CloudYoung Cosette
Master of the HouseThénardier, Madame Thénardier and Customer
Thénardier Waltz (of Treachery)Thénardier, Madame Thénardier and Jean Valjean
Look DownGavroche and Beggars
Red and BlackEnjolras, Marius and Students
Do You Hear the People SingEnjolras, Students and Citizens
In My LifeCosette, Jean Valjean, Marius and Eponine
A Heart Full of LoveCosette, Marius and Eponine
One Day MoreThe Company
ACT 2 Sung By
On My OwnEponine
A Little Fall of RainEponine and Marius
Drink with Me to Days Gone ByGrantaire, Students and Women
Bring Him HomeJean Valjean
Dog Eats DogThénardier
Soliloquy (Javert's Suicide)Javert
Empty Chairs at Empty TablesMarius
Wedding ChoraleGuests
Beggars at the FeastThénardier and Madame Thénardier
FinaleThe Company