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Why see Les Miserables?


Cameron Mackintosh's epic musical is back! Based on Victor Hugo's novel, this sweeping epic is one of the most popular musicals in history, a tale of love and revolution that draws audiences in time and time again. Its classic score, written by Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg, includes the timeless 'I Dreamed A Dream', 'One Day More' and 'Do You Hear the People Sing'.

Nominated for three Tony Awards, this latest Broadway production is a more than worthy chapter in Les Miserables' long history. It debuted at the Imperial Theatre in 2014 and ran for two years, drawing huge acclaim for its stripped down storytelling, which jettisons some of the bloat attached to previous productions, and the atmospheric video projections that lend the show a hugely cinematic backdrop.


Two years after the Revolution of 1830, France is on the brink of violence once again. Dismayed that one king has been replaced by another, a group of rebels are plotting to overthrow the monarchy and lay claim to the throne for the common people.

Against this backdrop of simmering rebellion, we follow the story of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict who manages to build a new life for himself and his adopted daughter Cosette. Yet his new found happiness cannot last for long, because the unrelenting police inspector Javert, who has been hunting Valjean for two decades, is close on his tail. As Valjean's past finally catches up with him, all of the characters are swept up in the chaos that breaks out on Paris 'streets, in an epic story of thwarted love, forgiveness and the enduring strength of the human spirit.


Les Miserables has won over 100 major awards, including Oliviers, Tonys and Grammys!

Key Information


Les Miserables may be inappropriate for those aged under 12.

Run Time

Two hours and 50 minutes including a 15 minute interval


Finished Mar 24


  • Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean
  • Preston Truman Boyd as Javert
  • Haley Dortch as Fantine
  • Matt Crowle as Thenardier
  • Devin Archer as Enjolras
  • Milo Maharlika and Henry Kirk alternating as Gavroche
  • Kyle Adams as Grantaire
  • Daniel Gerard Bittner as Feuilly
  • Victoria Huston-Elem as Madame Thenardier
  • Mya Rena Hunter as Eponine
  • Jake David Smith as Marius
  • Delaney Guyer as Cosette
  • Sky Vaux Fuller and Olivia Grace O'Sullivan alternating as Little Cosette / Young Eponine
  • David Andino as Bamatabois/Babet

Further cast

Jenna Burns, Ben Cherington, Steve Czarnecki, Kelsey Denale, Arianne DiCerbo, Genevielle Ellis, David Young Fernandez, Michelle Beth Herman, Randy Jeter, Cameron Loyal, Mikako Martin, Eden Mau, Andrew Marks Maughan, Nicole Morris, Ashley Dawn Mortensen,Tim Quartier, Juliette Redden, Julia Ellen Richardson, Ethan Rogers, Matt Rosell, Christopher Robin Sapp, Greta Schafer, Emily Some, Veronica Stern, Christopher James Tamayo, Kyle TImson and J.T. Wood


  • Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
  • Directed & Adapted by Laurence Connor & James Powell
  • Production Design by John Napier
  • Costumes Design by Andreane Neofitou
  • Lighting Design by David Hersey
  • Sound Design by Andrew Bruce
  • Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
  • Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • Book by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg


2014 Olivier Awards

  • Audience Award for Most Popular Show

2014 Tony Awards

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Ramin Karimloo
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical - Mick Potter

2014 Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Revival of a Musical

2012 Olivier Awards

  • Audience Award for Most Popular Show

1987 Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical - Alain Buoblil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • Best Original Score - Claude-Michel Schonerg (music) and Herbert Kretzmer & Alain Buoblil (lyrics)
  • Best Actore in a Featured Role in a Musical - Michael Maguire
  • Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Frances Ruffelle
  • Best Direction of a Musical - Trevor Nunn and John Caird
  • Best Scenic Design - John Napier
  • Best Lighting Design - David Hersey
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical - Colm Wilkinson
  • Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Terrence Mann
  • Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Judy Kuhn
  • Best Costume Design - Andreane Neofitou


Critic's review

So go. Be transported. Get caught up in the tidal wave of emotion. Cry if you are inclined. Hum the music for days on end. And then, if you love that feeling, go again when it comes back. Which, eventually, it will.

Chicago Sun Times

Customer reviews

173 reviews, average rating: (3.6 Stars)

Joanna Hoyt

Well paced, beautifully sung--a wonderful exeprience.

I drove three hours each way to see Les Miserables at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, and it was well worth it. I love this story--I've reread the book repeatedly and watched every film version YouTube offered, but this was the first live performance I've experienced. The pacing was quick, but they didn't cut enough to damage the story. The singing was moving and beautiful.(I've seen some complaints on this tour that lyrics were hard to understand, but I found everything quite clear.) The set design was arresting--the backgrounds based on Hugo's paintings gave a vivid sense of atmosphere. Most important, the core of the story shone clear-- the vivid awareness of injustice and man-made misery, and of the fact that sometimes people are sincerely trying to stop that misery, working at cross-purposes and making each other worse; the difficulty of breaking down economic/ social systems that crush people; the abiding possibility of love and courage in the face of all that's wrong. ... Read more


Captivating and surprising

I have always loved Les Miserables and have been fortunate to see it a few times on stage. The 2024 production at The STRAZ theater in Tampa Florida on June 11th was superb! I was in awe of the stage set up and changing backdrop. How the characters could melt into the cleverly lit backdrop or appear as if stepping through fog was breathtaking. I found I was captivated by Daniel Gerrard Bittner's performance as Feuilly and wanted to watch what he would do next to enhance the scene. The whole cast and production left me in chills and had me weeping at my favorite part "empty chairs at empty tables". I want to go back and watch it again just as it is. ... Read more


10 out of 5 stars

Excellent and beyond. Flawless. From the sound, to the lighting to the orchestra to the cast everything was exceptional and just seemed to complement each other from beginning to end. This was my second time seeing les mis. The first 30 years ago in Montreal. It was amazing back then but outdid itself today! Thank you for all your hard work everyone involved and bringing us into your world and the life experience the characters lived. ... Read more


Les Miserables Movie Re-Released In Cinemas!

Les Miserables Movie Re-Released In Cinemas!

Saadiqah, January 15th, 2024
Universal Pictures and Cameron Mackintosh have announced the exciting news that the 2012 film adaptation of the musical will be showing in cinemas next month!...
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Les Miserables Movie Re-Released In Cinemas!

Les Miserables Movie Re-Released In Cinemas!
Saadiqah, January 15th, 2024
Universal Pictures and Cameron Mackintosh have announced the exciting news that the 2012 film adaptation of the musical will be showing in cinemas next month!...
Read more


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