Playbill Poll: Who Should Play Jean Valjean in 2014 Broadway Revival of Les Miz? Readers Respond

By Playbill Staff
14 Jul 2013

Alfie Boe
Photo by Alastair Muir
@oceangoinglisa: Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean
BroadwayBabyy97: Alfie Boe, of course! He blew us all away with his incredible voice for the 25th anniversary.

Alfie Boe, a Tony Award recipient for his work in La Bohème, was a popular choice for the role of Jean Valjean among our readers. Boe, the opera, stage and recording star, played the moral center of the musical in the televised 25th anniversary concert of the show at London's 02 Arena in 2010, and joined the cast of the West End production in spring 2011. Nick Allott, managing director of Cameron Mackintosh, previously told, "We've always said to [Alfie], 'If we ever take the show back to Broadway, we'd love you to think about doing it.' And he's always said, 'Yes, let's talk about it.'"