THE SCREENING ROOM: Looking Back at "I Dreamed a Dream" and Celebrating Les Miz Revival (Video)

By Playbill Staff
November 9, 2012

On Nov. 9, 2006, the Broadway revival of Les Miserables opened at the Broadhurst Theatre. Playbill.com is marking the day with a look at some favorite and rare performances of "I Dreamed a Dream."



The iconic ballad, performed by the character of Fantine in Les Miz, features music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The song was later translated into English by Herbert Kretzmer, and features orchestrations by John Cameron.

Randy Graff, who starred as Fantine on Broadway:

Linda Eder sings "I Dreamed a Dream."

Elinor O'Connell on "The Tonight Show."

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan.

Marilyn McCoo.

 

Anne Hathaway in the upcoming film:

Patti LuPone, who starred in the original London production:

Audio of Rose Laurens, who played Fantine in the original French production:

Ruthie Henshall in the 10th anniversary concert:

Lea Salonga in the 25th anniversary concert:

Melora Hardin at the Hollywood Bowl:

Susan Boyle on "Britain's Got Talent":

Lea Michele and Idina Menzel on "Glee":

Elaine Paige:

Judy Kuhn:

Audio of Michael Crawford:

Audio of Neil Diamond:

Andrea McArdle:

Aretha Franklin:

Petula Clark: