THE SCREENING ROOM: Anne Hathaway, Linda Eder, Randy Graff, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and More Sing "I Dreamed a Dream" (Video)

By Playbill Staff
March 8, 2013

Anne Hathaway, who starred as the ill-fated Fantine in "Les Misérables," recently won the Academy Award for her heartbreaking performance. In celebration of her award, Playbill.com looks back at various 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.

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Anne Hathaway in the film:

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.

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: