Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Will Join Les Miz on Broadway, New Cast Members Announced

News   Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Will Join Les Miz on Broadway, New Cast Members Announced
Producers announced new cast members that will be joining the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Misérables March 3.

Joining the production for its second year on Broadway are Tony and Oliver Award nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, Holiday Inn ) as Thenardier, with Rachel Izen (Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Madame Thenardier. Erika Henningsen (Show Boat, Diner) will play Fantine, Brennyn Lark will play Eponine, Chris McCarrell (Peter Pan Live!, Bubble Boy) as Marius and Wallace Smith (Rocky, Godspell) as Enjolras.

Gavin Lee, Chris McCarrell and Rachel Izen
Gavin Lee, Chris McCarrell and Rachel Izen

Caissie Levy (Fantine), Andy Mientus (Marius), Cliff Saunders (Thenardier), Kyle Scatliffe (Enjolras) and Keala Settle (Madame Thenardier) will play their final performance March 1. Following Tony nominee Nicki M. James' departure, Erin Clemons (an understudy for Eponine) play the role through Feb. 8, with Brittney Johnson (Motown) performing Feb. 10-March 1.

Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will perform as Jean Valjean through the end of the summer; Will Swenson, as Javert, and Samantha Hill, as Cosette, will continue in their roles as well.

Read's interview with Karimloo, about his journey to starring on Broadway, here.

This reimagined production opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre March 23. Read critics' reviews here. Les Miz is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton. The original orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.

The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, with set and image design by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections realized by Fifty-Nine Productions. Musical staging is by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt. Musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker and musical direction by James Lowe.

The Imperial Theatre is located at 249 West 45th Street. Visit for more information.

Erika Henningsen, Wallace Smith and Brennyn Lark
Erika Henningsen, Wallace Smith and Brennyn Lark
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