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

By Playbill Staff
14 Jul 2013

Hugh Panaro
Photo by Brett Thomas
Lindley Key: I would love for Hugh Panaro to play Valjean in the 2014 revival! He has one of the best male voices I've ever heard, and I can only imagine his acting would be equally amazing after seeing the amount of love and dedication he has showed towards the role of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. He is currently playing the role in the Muny's production of Les Mis, opposite Norm Lewis's Javert. I hope this opens the door for him to bring his Valjean to Broadway!

Hugh Panaro, who was seen in the original production of Les Misérables as Marius, will also star in the upcoming Muny production of Les Miz. After his run with The Muny, he could transfer to the re-imagined Broadway production in 2014.