LES MIS Broadway announces exciting casting news!
Cameron Mackintosh announced today that Andy Mientus, who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series Smash and the gifted young actress Charlotte Maltby will play “Marius” and “Cosette” in his acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISÉRABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Mientus and Maltby join recently announced cast members Ramin Karimloo (“Jean Valjean”); Will Swenson (“Javert”); Caissie Levy (“Fantine”) and Nikki M. James (“Eponine”). The official opening night for LES MISÉRABLES is Sunday, March 23. Additional casting, including the roles of “Enjolras” and the “Thenardiers,” will be announced in the coming weeks.
ANDY MIENTUS (“Marius”) will be making his Broadway debut in LES MISÉRABLES. A Pittsburgh native, he toured the country in the first national tour of Spring Awakening and appeared in MCC Theater’s production of Carrie. On television, he was a series regular on the NBC musical drama Smash, and this season has recurring roles on both the FX comedy Anger Management and the ABC Family drama Chasing Life.
CHARLOTTE MALTBY (“Cosette”) will be making her Broadway debut in LES MISÉRABLES. She recently starred as “Fantine” in the St. Louis Muny’s recent production of LES MISÉRABLES. She just completed a reading of Michael John LaChiusa’s new musical First Daughter Suite. Upcoming film credits include The Last Five Years and AWOL. Charlotte is currently studying musical theater at the University of Michigan.
This newly re-imagined LES MISÉRABLES, which grossed over $160 million in its recent two and a half year American tour, is currently breaking box office records, receiving rave reviews and capacity crowds with the Canadian production at the Princess of Wales in Toronto starring Ramin Karimloo, who will play “Jean Valjean” on Broadway. International productions of the new LES MISÉRABLES have been met with equal success and acclaim in the U.K., France, Spain, Japan and Korea and will open soon in Australia. This new version of LES MISÉRABLES, which premiered in the U.K. in 2009, inspired filmmakers to make last year’s immensely successful Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA winning-movie.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of LES MISÉRABLES is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton. The original LES MISÉRABLES orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.
The new production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.
To read more about our two new young stars, check out the BroadwayWorld.com special feature here