THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Les Misérables Composer Claude-Michel Schonberg

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06 Jul 2013

French composer Claude-Michel Schonberg wrote the Tony-winning book and music to the international hit musical Les Misérables, as well as Miss Saigon and The Pirate Queen. He celebrates a birthday July 6.

Playbill is marking the occasion with a collection of Schonberg's songs on stage and in concert.

Les Miserables performs at the Tony Awards in 1987. Original London cast member Frances Ruffelle earned a Tony for her performance as Eponine.

 

The cast of the "Les Misérables" fil performs at the Academy Awards.

 

Randy Graff, who starred as Fantine on Broadway sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Linda Eder sings "I Dreamed a Dream."

Lea Salonga performs "On My Own":

Elinor O'Connell on "The Tonight Show performing "I Dreamed a Dream."

Samantha Barks sings "On My Own."

 

 

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Marilyn McCoo sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

 

Anne Hathaway in the film sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Frances Ruffelle sings "On My Own":

 

"I Still Believe" from Miss Saigon:

 

Patti LuPone, who starred in the original London production sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Anne Hathaway sings "On My Own":

 

Audio of Rose Laurens, who played Fantine in the original French production sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

"Sun and Moon" from Miss Saigon:

 

Ruthie Henshall in the 10th anniversary concert sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Lea Salonga in the 25th anniversary concert sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Lea Michele sings "On My Own":

 

Melora Hardin at the Hollywood Bowl sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Linzi Hateley performs "On My Own":

Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent" performing "I Dreamed a Dream":

Lea Michele's performance at the Hollywood Bowl:

Lea Michele and Idina Menzel on "Glee" performing "I Dreamed a Dream:

"The American Dream" from Miss Saigon:

 

Natalie Weiss performs "On My Own":

 

Elaine Paige sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Judy Kuhn sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Audio of Michael Crawford singing "I Dreamed a Dream":

Audio of Neil Diamond singing "I Dreamed a Dream":

Andrea McArdle sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Kyle Dean Massey performs "On My Own":

 

Miss Saigon performs at the Tony Awards:

 

Aretha Franklin sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Petula Clark sings "I Dreamed a Dream":

Andrea McArdle performs "On My Own":