Beyond the Barricades: Les MisÚrables' Eponine

By Playbill Staff
11 Mar 2014

Michael Ball and Frances Ruffelle
Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench
Frances Ruffelle originated the role of the street urchin Eponine in the 1985 London production and reprised her performance in the original Broadway company. The actress, who took home the 1987 Tony, Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards for her performance, also made appearances in the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena and the star-studded film adaptation. Ruffelle's many stage appearances include Dinah in Trevor Nunn's Starlight Express, Yonah in the original West End production of Children of Eden, Roxie Hart in Chicago and, most recently, the title role in Piaf.