Beyond the Barricades: Les MisÚrables' Jean Valjean

By Playbill Staff
22 Mar 2014

Hugh Jackman
Photo by Universal Pictures
Hugh Jackman starred as Jean Valjean in the star-studded film adaptation of Les Misérables. His work in the film earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Jackman is a Tony Award winner for The Boy From Oz and a 2012 Special Tony Award recipient. He has also been seen on Broadway in A Steady Rain and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway. He will host the 68th Annual Tony Awards, marking his fourth time as the evening's emcee.