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International News London's Les Misérables Will Welcome 2 New Jean Valjeans

The international hit musical continues at the Sondheim Theatre.

Peter Jöback and Milan van Waardenburg

Bring them home.

The London production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre will welcome two international artists to the leading role of Jean Valjean in the coming months.

Swedish star Peter Jöback will portray the fugitive protagonist February 13-March 9, and Dutch actor Milan van Waardenburg will take on the role beginning March 11. Killian Donnelly’s final performance as Jean Valjean will be February 10.

Jöback will return to the West End, having previously played Chris in Miss Saigon and Michael in The Witches of Eastwick, both at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, both in London and on Broadway.

Van Waardenburg will be making his West End debut, having recently led the Netherlands and Belgium production of Les Misérables. His previous theatre credits include Frozen in Germany, Anastasia in Germany and The Netherlands, and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Tanz der Vampire, both on tour across Germany.

The London company currently stars Bradley Jaden as Javert until January 27 (Stewart Clarke returns January 29), Katie Hall as Fantine, Will Callan as Marius, Amena El-Kindy as Éponine, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Luke Kempner as Thénardier, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier, and Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras.

The cast is completed by Annabelle Aquino, Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Michael Baxter, Emily Olive Boyd, Rosy Church, Ben Culleton, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Sophie-May Feek, Matt Hayden, Tom Hext, Christopher Jacobsen, Jessica Johns-Parsons, Yazmin King, Sam Kipling, Anouk van Laake, Harry Lake, Sarah Lark, Ellie Ann Lowe, Ben Oatley, Adam Pearce, Jordan Simon Pollard, Jonathan Stevens, Phoebe Williams, and Ollie Wray.

Watch Brand-New Trailer for West End's Les Misérables

This production officially opened January 16, 2020, following previews that began December 18, 2019.

Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton, and an adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, the Cameron Mackintosh production also features orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe, Christopher Jahnke, and Stephen Brooker with original orchestrations by John Cameron, designs by Matt Kinley (inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo), costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt, and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Alfonso Casado Trigo.

Photos: New Production Images of the West End's Les Misérables

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