Nick Cartell and Preston Truman Boyd to Lead New U.S. Tour of Les Misérables | Playbill

National Tour News Nick Cartell and Preston Truman Boyd to Lead New U.S. Tour of Les Misérables

The national tour of the long-running Broadway musical will launch in Cleveland, Ohio later in October.

Nick Cartell and Preston Truman Boyd

The U.S. tour of Les Misérables will re-launch October 7 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio, with Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean and Preston Truman Boyd as Javert leading the cast.

They will be joined by Matt Crowle as Thénardier, Christina Rose Hall as Madame Thénardier, Haley Dortch as Fantine, Devin Archer as Enjolras, Christine Heesun Hwang as Éponine, Gregory Lee Rodriguez as Marius and Addie Morales as Cosette. Cora Jane Messer and Hazel Vogel will alternate in the roles of Little Cosette and Young Éponine, with Harrison Fox and Gabriel Lafazan alternating as Gavroche.

Rounding out the company in the ensemble will be Kyle Adams, Daniel Gerard Bittner, Ciaran Bowling, Jenna Burns, Ben Cherington, Steve Czarnecki, Kelsey Denae, Arianne DiCerbo, Genevieve Ellis, Randy Jeter, Daelynn Carter Jorif, Olivia J. Lu, Eden Mau, Andrew Marks Maughan, Benjamin H. Moore, Nicole Morris, Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Julia Ellen Richardson, Ethan Rogers, Christopher Robin Sapp, Emily Somé, Christopher James Tamayo, Kyle Timson, J.T. Wood, and David Young.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, this new production first premiered in celebration of the show's 25th anniversary in the U.K., and has since run in North America, Australia, Japan, Korea, France, and Spain. The production us currently touring the U.K. and Ireland, and will soon embark on a tour of The Netherlands with further productions to be announced. The North American tour ran from 2017 to March 2020 before being halted due to the global pandemic.

"The phenomenon of Les Misérables never fails to astound me," said producer Cameron Mackintosh in a statement. "No show in history has been able to continually reinvent itself and remain a contemporary musical attracting new generations of brilliant new talent, many of whom go on to international stardom. No show in the world has ever demonstrated the survival of the human spirit better than Les Miz, and it's time to let the people sing again. We are all thrilled to be Bringing Her Home to you."

The long-running musical based on the Victor Hugo novel features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton, and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Orchestrations are by Stephen Metcalfe, Christopher Jahnke, and Stephen Brooker, with original orchestrations by John Cameron.

Les Misérables is designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland and costume consultant, Paul Wills; lighting by Paule Constablel; sound by Mick Potter; projections realized by Finn Ross, Jonathan Lyle and Fifty Nine Productions; and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. The stage management team is led by Jack McLeod, and also includes Ryan W. Gardner and Claire Farrokh. Chris Danner and Elle Aghabala comprise the company management team.

For a full tour itinerary, visit LesMis.com.

 
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