Peter Lockyer, a long-ago young Marius in the original Broadway and touring productions of Les Misérables, has graduated to the role of heroic patriarch Jean Valjean in the new 25th anniversary revised edition of the international it musical.
Lockyer began April 5 in East Lansing, MI, at the Wharton Center. This week, the company also welcomed the debut of Timothy Gulan as Thénardier, Lauren Wiley as Cosette, and Jason Forbach as Enjolras.
The Cameron Mackintosh-produced tour features new staging and "reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo."
The production plays Wharton Center through April 8 followed by Indianapolis, IN, at Clowes Memorial Hall April 10-15 and Greenville, SC, at The Peace Center April 17-22. For more information on the production, additional tour cities, and for a video preview, visit www.LesMis.com.
Lockyer played the role of Marius in the 10th anniversary Broadway company as well as the history-making Shanghai, China premiere. He is joined by Andrew Varela as Javert, Betsy Morgan as Fantine, Timothy Gulan as Thénardier, Shawna M. Hamic as Madame Thénardier, Jason Forbach as Enjolras, Chasten Harmon as Éponine, Max Quinlan as Marius and Lauren Wiley as Cosette. Erin Cearlock and Juliana Simone alternate in the role of Little Cosette/Young Éponine. Joshua Colley and Marcus D’Angelo alternate in the role of Gavroche.
The ensemble includes Richard Todd Adams, Richard Barth, Natalie Beck, John Brink, Casey Erin Clark, Ian Patrick Gibb, Ben Gunderson, Siri Howard, Beth Kirkpatrick, Cornelia Luna, Nadine Malouf, Jordan Nichols, Weston Wells Olson, Jason Ostrowski, John Rapson, Rachel Rincione, Heather Jane Rolff, Hannah Shankman, Alan Shaw, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, Joseph Spieldenner, Joe Tokarz, Eric Van Tielen, Natalie Weiss and James Zannelli.
Lockyer's Broadway credits include South Pacific; The Phantom of the Opera; Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème (Rodolfo); Les Misérables (Marius, 10th Anniversary Production and China Premiere); Miss Saigon (Chris); Cyrano The Musical. View his bio in the Playbill Vault.
Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley, inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Mick Potter.