Irish tenor Colm Wilkinson received a Tony Award nomination (Robert Lindsay bested him) for creating the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway. With him is Leo Burmester, the original Thenardier, who went on to appear in Broadway's Buried Child, Ah, Wilderness!, The Civil War and Thou Shalt Not. Both were on hand at the Imperial to celebrate the 6,138 performance of Les Miserables Jan. 25.
A Chorus Line played 6,137 performances. The 6,138th performance of Les Miz — the French originated pop opera that was developed, refined and produced by Brits — makes the show the second-longest running play or musical in Broadway history, behind Cats (which Cameron Mackintosh also produced, and Trevor Nunn also directed).