Tony Award Winner and Cinderella Star Victoria Clark Enters The Playbill Vault

By Andrew Gans
18 Jul 2013

Les Misérables began its epic American journey at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987. I was in the audience that night, and when I saw director John Caird walk through the pass door to go backstage, I so wanted to follow him. I made a promise to myself: I am going to work with him, and I am going to use that pass door when I work at this theater someday! Less than a year later, I was working with John. He cast me as Mme. Thénardier in the first American touring company of Les Miz, and I have walked through that pass door hundreds of times (in both Cinderella and Sister Act!) See? Dreams do come true! Here is the title page from that first Broadway Les Miz Playbill with a wonderful illustration I haven't seen in years with a beautiful quote by Victor Hugo.

Click here to see the title page from the original Broadway production of Les Miserables.