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Les Mis Meme

Because I'm bored, stressed, and always curious about other people's experiences with my favorite show (I have Asperger's Syndrome - I'm always obsessing over weird little things), this is based on ActingDude17's RENT meme:

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 9, not counting 3 School Edition performances.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 6.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2001.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2007.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? Randal Keith (Valjean), Stephen Bishop (Javert), Joan Almedilla (Fantine) J.P. Dougherty (Thenardier), Aymee Garcia (Mme. Thenardier), Dan Bogart (Marius), Diana Kaarina (Eponine), Stephen Tewksbury (Enjolras), Stephanie Waters (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 6.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 7.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Adam Jacobs.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? 0.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? John Owen Jones.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 8.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 8.

13. How many Marii? 5.

14. How many Cosettes? 8.

15. How many Eponines? 7.

16. How many Enjolrases? 8.

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 5.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Nikki Renee Daniels as Fantine.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Marissa McGowan as Cosette.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Gary Beach as Thenardier (overall).

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? It's a tie between Colm Wilkinson and Frances Ruffelle.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 1.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? London, 2004.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0.
Fantine

Re: Les Mis Meme

Ooooh fun!

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 5 times

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 2, London and Rotterdam

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2003

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2008

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? Jeff Leyton (Valjean), Sophia Ragavelas (Eponine), Jon Lee (Marius), Lydia Griffiths (Cosette), Oliver Thornton (Enjolras), Joanna Ampil (Fantine), Michael McCarthy (Javert)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 3 (I think)

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 3

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Joanna Ampil

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? No idea...

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? John Owen Jones, Joanna Ampil, Jamai Loman (who shined because of his absence as a principle on the Dutch cast...)

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 3

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 3

13. How many Marii? 4

14. How many Cosettes? 3

15. How many Eponines? 3

16. How many Enjolrases? 3

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 2, not counting the Dutch Cast Album

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? The Dutch understudy of Nurlaila Karim (Fantine)

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Daniel Reeves and Pieter van Nieuwehuyze (both Marius)

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Jon Lee as Marius, probably

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? Rotterdam, 2008

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0
music is my life!!!

hmmmm
my trivia won't be as impressive as some of yours, but i'll see what i can put Cool

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? professionally, once; school version, once, but it wasn't really worth my watching tbh Confused

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 1 - london! Very Happy

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2007, and i still remember it clearly!

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2008 - that one was the shcool version

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? John Owen Jones (Valjean), Hans Peter Janssens (Javert), Joanna Ampil [i think, but she made me want to play the role!] (Fantine) Chris Vincent (Thenardier), Tracie Bennett (Mme. Thenardier), Jon Lee (Marius), Sabrina Aloueche [she was disappointing, actingwise imo](Eponine), Simon Bailey (Enjolras), Gina Beck (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 2

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 2

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? ermmmm..... Kerry Ellis and Elphaba (live), and as Fantine on youtube.... i bet that doesn't count, does it? lol

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? None, to my knowledge at ;east

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? John Owen Jones all the way - amazing! But also Jo Ampil was simply perfect! Very Happy

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 2

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 2

13. How many Marii? (omg that term was usedin the auditions! Laughing rofl) 2

14. How many Cosettes? 2

15. How many Eponines? 2

16. How many Enjolrases? 2

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 5, i think, if singing in the choir of the TAC counts Smile

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? hmmm i haven't seen an understudy, to my knowledge Sad

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? ditto Confused

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? hmmmm probably sabrina as eponine. it put me off the role for life, but her death was really good (i was crying)

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson. The end.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? London, 2007. Eponine was exactly like the novely description, and everyone was perfect. Even Ampil's wig was slightly 'Golden' like in the book! Smile

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0. Sadly. Sad
MlleTholomyès

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? One. *hangs head in shame*

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? One.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? '09.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? '09?

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? *opens up Signature page* Andrew C. Call (Marii), Felicia Curry - (horrid 'Poninni, eww), Sherri L. Edelen (Madame T), Tracy Lynn Olivera (Fantine), Chris Sizemore ("Enjorals". Yeah. I know. You have to give them points for creativity, though), Greg Stone (Monsieur le maire), Stephanie Waters (Euphrasie), Tom Zemon (Inspektor. Can you imagine someone who played Sydney Carton to play Javert?)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? One.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? One.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? None?

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? Seeing as I haven't even seen Les Miz three times, I-I don't know.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Anthony Warlow, or David Bardsley. OMILORD, YESSS.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? . One.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? One.

13. How many Marii?
I'VE CAUGHT A MARII.

14. How many Cosettes? One.

15. How many Eponines? One.

16. How many Enjolrases? One. *sob*

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? N-none.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? David Thaxton?

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? I don't think I've seen an understudy that didn't make me screech in pain.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Chris Sizemore, eww.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? DAVID BURT, OGOF.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? One. *sigh*

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? None, thus far.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. No-one?
Madeleine

Oh this does look like fun! Smile

1.How many times have you seen Les Mis? 10 times, 11th time on Wednesday, + 1 school edition which I try to forget about! (so none of the figures below will include the SE)

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? Just London (although I suspect this will change once the tour starts!)

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2007

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? I think I’ve seen it 4 times in both 2008 and 2009 so far. But I’m booked so see it a few more times this year.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? John Owen Jones (Valjean), Hans Peter Janssens (Javert), Joanna Ampil (Fantine) Chris Vincent (Thenardier), Tracie Bennett (Mme. Thenardier), Rob Archibald u/s (Marius), Sabrina Aloueche (Eponine), Simon Bailey (Enjolras), Gina Beck (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 5

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 4

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? 3 way tie between Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jackie Marks (Mme Thenardier) and Jon Robyns (Marius), 6 times each.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? The most I can think of is 2 roles, for a couple of the current London swings.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Earl Carpenter and David Thaxton (neither of them could be more perfect in their roles IMO). Plus, the reason I first went to see the show was to catch JOJ live, which was totally worth it.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 3

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 7 different combinations including understudies

13. How many Marii? 4

14. How many Cosettes? 4

15. How many Eponines? 4

16. How many Enjolrases? 4

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? (Not including the TAC choir) 2, Jackie Marks and Hans Peter Janssens.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Alice Fearn as Fantine or Cosette, Will Barratt as Enjolras. So many in the current London cast but I’m seeing them a couple more times before cast change so I might yet get lucky.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Stephen John Davis as second cover Valjean.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Allyson Brown (Fantine), really not a fan of her voice, although I do like her acting. Also, Cassie Compton (Eponine)...worst acting I’ve ever seen on the West End stage. Embarassed

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Rebecca Caine

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? David Thaxton’s Enjolras perhaps? I think his relationship with Richard Woodford’s Grantaire is particularly close to the Brick.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. None...yet!
The Very Angry Woman

Re: Les Mis Meme

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? Over 50, and 3 LMSEs.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? probably a dozen.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1995

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2003 and 2005

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? William Solo (Valjean), Ron Baker (Javert), Kristin Behrendt (Fantine) J.P. Dougherty (Thenardier), Kelly Ebsary (Mme. Thenardier), Andrew Redeker (Marius), Caren Lyn Manuel -- now Caren Tackett (Eponine), Brian Noonan (Enjolras), Gina Feliccia (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? probably a dozen.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? see above

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? JP Dougherty, ugh.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? 2 - Matt Clemens, Randy Glass. Jeffrey Scott Watkins might be in here too.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Brian Neal Clark as Javert, Charles Hagerty as Marius

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 6 or 7

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? not enough

13. How many Marii? don't feel like counting

14. How many Cosettes? see above

15. How many Eponines? probably a great deal

16. How many Enjolrases? several

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 2 - Colm Wilkinson and Lea Salonga

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Nikki Renee Daniels as Fantine, Charlie Brady as Enjolras, Graham Rowat as Javert

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Charles Hagerty as Marius, Linda Pierson-Huff as Fantine

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Gary Beach as Thenardier, Joan Almedilla as Fantine

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? no one

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 1

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? SF pre-Shanghai cast

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. Not sure, but I'd imagine JP Dougherty comes close.
Orestes Fasting

Re: Les Mis Meme

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis?
I've lost count; definitely upwards of 70.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
Eleven, unless I'm forgetting a regional. In order: London, Washington DC, Boston, Waterbury (CT), Indianapolis, St. Louis, New York, Beverly (MA), Philadelphia, Wolf Trap (VA), Québec.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?
2005.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?
2007, which was when I discovered that I could get a round-trip bus ticket to NYC for $35 and a student rush ticket to the Broadway revival for $25. I ended up going almost every week just because I could.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
John Owen-Jones as Valjean, Cornell John as Javert, Kerry Ellis as Fantine, Hayden Tee as Marius, Julia Möller as Cosette, Shonagh Daly as Eponine, Shaun Escoffery as Enjolras, Barry James as Thénardier, Claire Moore as Mme Thénardier.

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
Thirteen: John Owen-Jones, Jason Kraack, Randal Keith, David Michael Felty, Alex Gemignani, Drew Sarich, Ivan Rutherford, Jeff Kready, Fred Inkley, Hugh Panaro, Rob Evan, Gino Quilico, Greg Stone.

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
Twelve: Cornell John, Trent Blanton, Rob Hunt, Pierce Peter Brandt, Norm Lewis, Drew Sarich, Ben Davis, Ben Crawford, Devin Richards, Paul Schoeffler, Alexandre de Grandpré, Tom Zemon.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
Oh jesus, probably Adam Jacobs just because he was never out and stayed for the whole Broadway revival run.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
Matt Clemens, Stephen Trafton, Marissa McGowan, Q. Smith, Jeremy Hays, Christy Faber. I've seen all of them in pretty much all the ensemble roles--although notably, one day when half the cast had the flu, so many people were out that Stephen Trafton was playing three roles at the same time.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
Ben Davis, Michael Minarik, Anderson Davis, Don Brewer, Melissa McGowan, Haviland Stillwell... lots of former Broadway ensemble members.

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
Twelve: Kerry Ellis, Joan Almedilla, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea Salonga, Haviland Stillwell, Nikki Renée Daniels, Judy Kuhn, Rona Figueroa, Jacquelyn Piro, Jessica Bogart, Geneviève Charest, Tracy Lynn Olivera.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen?
Fourteen: Barry James and Claire Moore, Fabio Polanco and Jennifer Butt, Norman Large and Jennifer Butt, Gary Beach and Jenny Galloway, Gary Beach and Marya Grady, Gary Beach and Ann Harada, James Chip Leonard and Ann Harada, Chip Zien and Ann Harada, Gary Beach and Becca Ayers, Ron Wisniski and Inga Ballard, Scott Greer and Dawn Spence, Laurent Giroux and Cindy Benson, Jean-Raymond Châles and Kathleen Fortin, Christopher Bloch and Sherri Edelen.

13. How many Marii?
Nine: Hayden Tee, Adam Jacobs, Dan Bogart, Doug Kreeger, Charlie Hagerty, Josh Young, Anderson Davis, Carl Poliquin, Andrew Call.

14. How many Cosettes?
Eleven: Julia Möller, Leslie Henstock, Ali Ewoldt, Marissa McGowan, Idara Victor, Leah Horowitz, Renée Brna, Julie Craig, Deborah Lew, Myriam Brousseau, Stephanie Waters.

15. How many Eponines?
Ten: Shonagh Daly, Melissa Lyons, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Megan McGinnis, Mandy Bruno, Joanne Javien, Christina DeCicco, Jenny Fellner, Sophie Tremblay, Felicia Curry.

16. How many Enjolrases?
Thirteen: Shaun Escoffery, Victor Wallace, Aaron Lazar, Drew Sarich, Max von Essen, Don Brewer, Anderson Davis, Charlie Brady, Jeffrey Coon, Edward Watts, Kevin Houle, Chris Sizemore.

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
Five: Barry James, Jennifer Butt, Jenny Galloway, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Marissa McGowan as Eponine, Nehal Joshi as Enjolras, Michael Minarik as Javert (he never got to go on, but he would've been amazing)

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Nikki Renée Daniels and Haviland Stillwell as Fantine, Jeff Kready as Valjean (edit: not as Javert! that was a typo), Don Brewer as Enjolras.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Jacquelyn Piro as Fantine, Devin Richards as Javert, Gary Beach as Thénardier, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Fantine, Mandy Bruno as Eponine.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Rebecca Caine.

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
Five: North Shore (Beverly, MA), Walnut Street (Philadelphia), Wolf Trap, Québec City, and Signature (Washington DC).

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
Québec City 2008, baby

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
Adam Jacobs as Marius, Lea Salonga as Fantine, and (most likely; as I said, I've lost count) Megan McGinnis as Eponine.
MariekeLovesEnjolras

Re: Les Mis Meme

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 8 (4x in NL, 3x in orchestra pit NL, 1x London)

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3 (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London)

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2008

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2008

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? René van Kooten (Valjean), Wim v/d Driessche (Javert), Nurlaila Karim (Fantine) Carlo Boszhard (Thenardier),Kirsten Cools (Mme. Thenardier), Pieter Nieuwenhuyzen (Marius), Céline Purcell (Eponine), Freek Bartels (Enjolras), Suzan Seegers (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 3

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 3

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Jamai Loman / Céline Purcell / Nurlaila Karim (pretty much equal. All 5 times!)

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? at least 1 I was watching: Fanny Drenthe

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? René van Kooten

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 3

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 4

13. How many Marii? 3

14. How many Cosettes? 3

15. How many Eponines? 3

16. How many Enjolrases? 4

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? complete Dutch revival cast

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Maudy Bremer as Eponine

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Afra Voesenek as Cosette

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? none [a]

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson!

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? London 2008

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0
Colle

Re: Les Mis Meme

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 3.

[b]2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
2.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1997.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? Tie: 1997, 2004, 2006.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? Greg Stone(Valjean), Todd Alan Johnson(Javert), Lisa Capps(Fantine), J.P.Dougherty(Thenardier), Aymee Garica(Madame Thenardier), Rona Figueroa(Eponine), Rich Affannato(Marius), Catherine Brunell(Cosette?, I know it was an understudy, I think it was Catherine but not 100% sure), Matthew Shepard(Enjorlas).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 2.
Greg Stone
Randal Keith(twice)

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 3.
Todd Alan Johnson
Pierce Peter Brandt
Robert Hunt

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Randal Keith.

[b]9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
0.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? I would have loved to been able to drop everything to see Lea Salonga, either as Fantine or Eponine.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 3.
Lisa Capps
Tonya Dixon
Joan Almedilla

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 3.
J.P. Dougherty and Amyee Garica
Micheal Kostroff and Cindy Benson
Norman Large and Jennifer Butt

13. How many Marii? 3.
Rich Affannato
Josh Young
Daniel Bogart

14. How many Cosettes? 3.
Catherine Brunell(?)
Amanda Huddleston
Ali Ewoldt
15. How many Eponines? 3.
Rona Figueroa
Ma-Anne Dionisio
Melissa Lyons

16. How many Enjolrases? 3.
Matthew Shepard
John Andrew Clark
Victor Wallace

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 1.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Marissa McGowan as Eponine. I would have loved to have seen Rona Figueroa in one of the few times she was on for Fantine in the revival, since I saw her as Eponine and loved her in that role.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Aymee Garica(she got promoted soon after).

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Not sure.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Not sure.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0(I hope my city gets one soon).

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? Not sure.

[b]24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0
eponine5

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 19

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 2 - London and New York

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2005.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2006, 2007 and 2008

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? John Owen-Jones (Valjean), Cornell John (Javert), Kerry Ellis (Fantine), Hayden Tee (Marius), Julia Möller (Cosette), Shonagh Daly (Eponine), Shaun Escoffery (Enjolras), Barry James (Thénardier), Claire Moore (Mme Thénardier)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 5

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 5

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Probably Stephen John Davis as the Bishop, 12 times.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? No clue.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? I would have done so for Lea Salonga as Fantine but it wouldn't have got me to the US. I kind of did for Aaron Lazar but he was away...

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 8

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 6

13. How many Marii? 7

14. How many Cosettes? 6

15. How many Eponines? 7

16. How many Enjolrases? 7

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? (Not counting practically the entire original London cast appearing at the 21st anniversary) Jenny Galloway, Barry James, Hans Peter Janssens and Jackie Marks.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Marissa McGowan as Eponine, Nikki Renée Daniels

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Jeff Nicholson as Javert

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? I was going to say Allyson Brown as Fantine and then I remembered Daphne Rubin-Vega Confused

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Since I've seen both Rebecca Caine and Frances Ruffelle in a bunch of other stuff, it has to be Colm Wilkinson.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? The 2005-2006 cast

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0
Quique

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 27

-1st National Tour (1)
-2nd National Tour (1)
-3rd National Tour (17)
-Original Broadway Production (6)
-Broadway Revival (1)
-Hollywood Bowl Concert (1)

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3

Los Angeles area (19)
San Diego (1)
New York (7)

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?

1989

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?

2000

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?

Jean Valjean..........Jordan Bennett
Javert....................Jeff McCarthy
Fantine...................Elinore O'Connell
Young Cosette.........Amanda Jo Steppe
Mme. Thenardier.....Kay Cole
Thenardier..............Gary Beach
Gavroche................Phillip Glasser
Eponine...................Michelle Nicastro
Enjolras...................Raymond Saar
Marius.....................Peter Gantenbein
Cosette....................Karen Fineman

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 10

1st NT

Gary Morris

2nd NT

Jordan Bennett

3rd NT

Dave Clemmons
Donn Cook
Ivan Rutherford
Randal Keith

Broadway

Robert Marien
J. Mark McVey
Roger Seyer

Revival

Alexander Gemignani

Concert

J. Mark McVey

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 15

1st NT

Richard Kinsey

2nd NT

Jeff McCarthy

3rd NT

Chuck Wagner
David Masenheimer
David McDonald
Ron Baker
Stephen Bishop
Robert Hunt
Trent Blanton
Pierce Peter Brandt

Broadway

Christopher Innvar
Gregg Edelman
Philip Hernandez
Joe Mahowald

Revival

Robert Hunt

Concert

Brian Stokes Mitchell

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?

I've seen J.P. Dougherty play Thenardier about 11 times in the 3rd NT.

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they?

Hmm...not sure. I suck at cast info unless it's the principals.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?

Aaron Lazar as Enjolras.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 13

1st NT

Susan Gilmour

2nd NT

Elinore O'Connell

3rd NT

Jill Geddes
Alice Ripley
Susie McMonagle
Joan Almedilla
Tonya Dixon

Broadway

Juliet Lambert
Jane Bodle
Jacquelyn Piro
Lauren Kennedy

Revival

Lea Salonga

Concert

Melora Hardin

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 13 (8 Thenardiers and 11 Mme. Thenardiers)

1st NT

Drew Eshelman & Rosalyn Rahn

2nd NT

Gary Beach & Kay Cole

3rd NT

J.P. Dougherty & Gina Ferrall; Kelly Ebsary; Aymee Garcia; Anne Buelteman
David Benoit & Jennifer Butt
Norman Large & Jennifer Butt

Broadway

Nick Wyman & Fuschia Walker; Kathy Santen; Aymee Garcia

Revival

Chip Zien & Ann Harada

Concert

Michael McCormick & Ruth Williamson

13. How many Marii? 13

1st NT

Christopher...his last name escapes me.

2nd NT

Peter Gantenbein

3rd NT

Ron Sharpe
Hayden Adams
Andrew Redeker
Jason Reiff
Tim Howar
Stephen Brian Patterson
Daniel Bogart
Adam Jacobs

Broadway

Peter Lockyer
Kevin Kern

Revival

Adam Jacobs

Concert

John Lloyd Young

14. How many Cosettes? 13

1st NT

Kimberly Behlmann

2nd NT

Karen Fineman

3rd NT

Tamra Hayden
Barbra Russell
Gina Feliccia
Regan Thiel
Stephanie Waters
Leslie Henstock
Ali Ewoldt

Broadway

Christeena Michelle-Riggs
Tobi Foster
Sandra Turley

Revival

Ali Ewoldt

Concert

Michele Maika

15. How many Eponines? 13

1st NT

Susan Tilson

2nd NT

Michelle Nicastro

3rd NT

Angela Pupello
Jennifer Rae Beck
Christeena Michelle-Riggs
Sutton Foster
Diana Kaarina
Melissa Lyons

Broadway

Sarah Uriarte Berry
Jessica Boevers
Jodie Langel
Diana Kaarina

Revival

Megan McGinnis

Concert

Lea Michele

16. How many Enjolrases? 16

1st NT

Pete Herber

2nd NT

Raymond Saar

3rd NT

Christopher Yates
Gary Mauer
Brian Noonan
Kevin Early
Jerry Jay Cranford
Stephen Tewksbury
John-Andrew Clark
Ryan Williams
Victor Wallace
Eric Briarley

Broadway

Stephen R. Buntrock
Christopher Mark Peterson

Revival

Max Von Essen

Concert

Tom Lowe

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?

CSR - Gary Morris (Valjean); Kenny D'Aquila (Grantaire); and most of the L.A. ensemble featured on the recording.

OBC - Jennifer Butt

TAC - Lea Salonga

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?

Charles Hagerty as Marius

Megan Lawrence as Eponine

Linda Pierson Huff as Fantine

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?

Ali Ewoldt when she took over for Leslie Henstock as Cosette for the second act in a 3rd NT performance.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?

Susie McMonagle as Fantine. Lovely voice, but she phoned the performance in.

I also wasn't very fond of J.P. Dougherty's Thenardier late in his run. He looked completely bored and sick of the role.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?

Colm Wilkinson
Frances Ruffelle

22. How many regional productions have you seen?

None

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?

1st national tour cast I saw in 1991.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.

None
Orestes Fasting

Oh man, how did I forget Aaron Lazar in the "drop it all and go see" category?

Also, Quique, I think you're one of the few other people I know who's seen Pierce Peter Brandt as Javert. I wish I remembered his performance better, because I know he was wonderful.
The Very Angry Woman

Orestes Fasting wrote:
Also, Quique, I think you're one of the few other people I know who's seen Pierce Peter Brandt as Javert. I wish I remembered his performance better, because I know he was wonderful.


I saw him as Javert too, but have the same problem about remembering his performance -- I even saw him twice. I'd hate to say he didn't leave an impression.
Vanessa20

Quique wrote:
Christopher...his last name escapes me.


Was it Christopher Carothers? I met him once - his family goes to my church. If so, what was he like as Marius?
Quique

Vanessa20 wrote:
Quique wrote:
Christopher...his last name escapes me.


Was it Christopher Carothers? I met him once - his family goes to my church. If so, what was he like as Marius?



Could be. I've misplaced my program but that sounds about right. He was Peter Gunther's understudy, and I recall he had very light-colored hair. I was slightly disappointed cause I wanted to see Gunther, but Chris did a fine job, from what I could remember.

As for Pierce, I do remember bits of his Javert. I really liked him. I wrote a review of his performance on here back when I saw him but can't locate it now.
Colle

I updated my quiz to list the performers I have seen.

I saw Pierce as Javert too, he was pretty good though he was suttle. So I can understand why his performance could be difficult to remember.
dcrowley

Quique, how was Jodie Langel as Eponine... I love her from what I can hear, but I have never seen her act. One of my friends is going to be working with her in New York this summer.
Quique

She was wonderful in the role. One of the best I've seen. She played her with a tough edge, which I love.

Btw...a correction: I did not see Norm Lewis as Javert in the revival--it was Robert Hunt.
Eppie-Sue

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? ~30

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3, Duisburg, London and Manchester (25th Anniversary tour)

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1999

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2009

5. Which was your first cast (principals only)?
I don't remember, sadly, I was nine and it was in Germany, but I'll just post my first London cast, which kind of was my first cast:
Jonathan Williams (Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thénardier), Jackie Marks (Mme Thénardier)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 6 - David Shannon, Simon Bowman, Jonathan Williams, Simon Shorten, John Owen-Jones, whoever was the German guy (will from now on be GCM - German Cast Member xD)

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 3 - Earl Carpenter, Hans Peter Janssens, Jeff Nichsolson, Killian Donnelly, GCM

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? principals - David Thaxton

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they? Killian Donnelly, Greg Castiglioni, Mark Hedges, Katy Hanna, Brenda Moore. All current London ones

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? David Thaxton

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 6 - Allyson Brown, Rebecca Seale, Natalie Day, Sophie Josslyn, Madalena Alberto, GCM

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen? 6 different pairs: Jimmy Jonston + Jackie Marks, Martin Ball + Lorraine Bruce, Martin Ball + Rachel Bingham, Greg Castiglioni + Lorraine Bruce, Ashley Artus + Lynne Wilmot, GCMs

13. How many Marii? 5 - Jon Robyns, Alistair Brammer, Antony Hansen, Gareth Gates, GCM

14. How many Cosettes? 6 - Leanne Dobinson, Katie Hall, Emily Bull, Helen Owen, AJ Callaghan, GCM

15. How many Eponines? 4 - Nancy Sullivan, Helen Owen, Rosalind James, GCM

16. How many Enjolrases? 4 - David Thaxton, Mark Dugdale, Jon Robyns, GCM

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 1 - Jackie Marks

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? ... Woodford as Javert?! People keep saying he was great...

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Antony Hansen, Jonathan Williams

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Simon Bowman as JVJ, Madalena Alberto as Fantine, Ashley Artus as Thénardier

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson, Rebecca Caine

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0 ... wait, is the tour regional? It felt like one.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? London 9 September 2009. If we're going by actors, I'm with everyone who says David Thaxton as Enjolras.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. David Thaxton


: ) will be updated throughout the year, I suppose.
flying_pigs

Ooooo, I wanna play!

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 13

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 1 London

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2004

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? Umm, 2007 and 2009 (so far!)

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
Sean Kingsley (Valjean), Michael McCarthy (Javert), Joanna Ampil (Fantine), Stephen Tate (Thénardier), Katy Secombe (Mdme T), Oliver Thornton (Enjolras), Gary Turshaw (Marius), Lydia Griffiths (Cosette) and Gemma Wardle (Eponine)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 4: Kingsley, Owen-Jones, Williams (u/s) and Shannon

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 5: McCarthy, John, Janssens, Davis (u/s) and Carpenter

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Probably David Thaxton, as Enjolras 5 times, Bishop once and Bamatabois 3 times.

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they? Paul Westhead is the only one who springs to mind right now, also saw him as the Bishop

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? David Thaxton, John Owen-Jones, Hayden Tee, Julia Moller, Marissa McGowan

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 6: Ampil, Ellis, Ragavelas, Hepburn (u/s), Brown and Seale

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? Umm, Tate and Secombe, James and Moore, James and Sommerville (u/s), Vincent and Bennet, Vincent and Sommerville (u/s), Vincent and La Barrie, Johnston and Marks and Ball and Bruce so 8!

13. How many Marii? 8: Turshaw, Tee, Addison (u/s), Lee, Watson, Robyns, Gent (u/s) and Brammer

14. How many Cosettes? 8: Griffiths, Moller, Richardson (u/s), Bull (u/s), Beck, Claire-Marie Hall, Dobinson and Katie Hall

15. How many Eponines? 6: Wardle, Daly, Aloueche, Compton, Sullivan and Owen (u/s)

16. How many Enjolrases? 6: Thornton, Escoffery, Thaxton, Bailey, Baruwa and Dudgale (u/s)

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? Umm, Jackie Marks, Barry James so 2, I think...

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Jeff Nicholson 05-07 and 09-10, but I may yet see him again! Oh and Will Barret as u/s Enjolras 07-08. Claudia Bradley u/s Eponine and Marissa McGowan u/s Eponine

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Well, I saw Thaxton as an understudy twice! But that probably doesn't count so Stephen John Davis as Javert or Helen Owen as Eponine

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Hmmm, Sean Kingsley was kind of dire, as was Cornell John. Jon Lee was sweet but just wasn't Marius for me so him as well.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Frances Ruffelle

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? I can't pick one performace! But Thaxton's Enji is pretty close to book!Enjolras so I choose him!

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. No-one!


Aww, that was a nice trip down memory lane for me!
Ricey

Not that I have much to go on...

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? One

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? One

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2009

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2009

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
Thats simple. David Shannon (Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thénardier), Jackie Marks (Mme Thénardier)


6. How many Valjeans have you seen? One

7. How many Javerts have you seen? One

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? None

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they? No one?

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? David Thaxton probably

11. How many Fantines have you seen? One

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? One

13. How many Marii? One

14. How many Cosettes? One

15. How many Eponines? One

16. How many Enjolrases? One

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? None

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? No one

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Greg Castiloni (I cant spell) because he was the only understudy that was on.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? No one really but probobly Allyson Brown as Fantine

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Frances Ruffelle

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? I dont really know...

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. No-one

Not that great but oh well.
lesmisloony

I don't think I ever did this. Also, I'm trying to kill time in class right now, so I don't have any playbills or anything handy, which will probably result in a bit of fail.

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? seven including Québec, plus one school edition directed by a certain M. Terrence Mann

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? four

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? either 1999 or 2000... this show is lost to history, I fear

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? I guess 2008, when I saw it twice in as many days

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? This is a question I cannot answer. I was ten and the playbill has been lost. It was a tour in North Carolina and it was about ten years ago... the Valjean used falsetto a lot...

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? (I'll assume that the cast I saw in '99 or '00 was a bunch of people I've never seen since, so take that into consideration) six (Mystery Valjean, Randal Keith, Andrew Varela, JOJ, Gemingani, Gino Quilico

7. How many Javerts have you seen? five or six (Mystery Javert, Terry Mann, Tewksbury, Alexandre de Grandpré, Robert Hunt, and... I can't remember who I saw the first time I saw the revival... was there someone between Robert Hunt and Norm? Geez, bad fangirl.)

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? James Chip Leonard (played Montparnasse the first time I saw it on Broadway, then played Claquesous or someone like that in one of the tours I saw, then he was all up in the revival... still Claquesous, I think? And he was the bishop.)

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? Uhhh... does that James Chip Leonard thing count? I saw a lot of... a guy whose last name was Hugo... Dave Hugo?

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Perhaps JOJ. I also had lots of love for Québec Éponine (Sophie Tremblay) and... oh! That John Jo Flynn! I never saw him, but oh man, I totally would.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? six (Mystery Fantine, Jayne Patterson, Tonya Dixon, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Geneviève Charest)

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen? Hm. That's a weird way to phrase that. Mystery Thénardiers, Nick Wyman and Aymee Garcia, David McDonald and Cindy Benson, Gary Beach and Ann Hareda, Gary Beach and Jenny Galloway, Jean-Raymond Châles and Kathleen Fortin... so, counting Gary Beach as two people, six

13. How many Marii? Five? Mystery Marius, Kevin Kern, Josh Young, Adam Jacobs, Carl Poliquin

14. How many Cosettes? Six. Mystery Cosette, Sandra Turley, Amanda Huddleston, Ali Ewoldt, Leah Horowitz, Myriam Brousseau

15. How many Éponines?
Six again. Mystery Éponine, Diana Kaarina, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Marissa McGowna, Megan McGinnis, Sophie Tremblay

16. How many Enjolrases? Six, six. Mystery Enj, Christopher Mark Peterson (for whom I shall always feel love), John-Andrew Clark, Aaron Lazar, Max von Essen, Kevin Houle (scary!)

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? Well, excluding the Québec cast... Terrence Mann, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, and Jenny Galloway. I think that's all... four.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Um, does it count that I wish I'd seen Celia Keenan Bolger play Éponine? Though I guess it's more rare and exciting to have seen Marissa McGowan. I almost wish I'd seen Sarich's Enjolras is a horrible, horrible way.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Marissa McGowan's Éponine was very, very good.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Gary Beach was so pathetic during the sewers scene, but I seem to remember feeling physical pain every time Terrence Mann was onstage. The legend is that he was sick that day, but... wow. I've never forgiven him for sucking so hard.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? It would greatly amuse me to see David Burt's Enjolras, but I think maybe... Michael Ball's Marius? Maybe Colm too as I always imagine his performance as standing rigidly before a microphone, looking uncomfortable.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? A school edition and Québec.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? Oh my gosh, Québec. Scary Enjolras, batshit Éponine, tough and not too adorable Gavroche, precious Marius/Cosette... PLUS BALD BOSSUET. *says nothing about gay pirate Feuilly*

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. I'd have to say 0.00
Orestes Fasting

lesmisloony wrote:
5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? This is a question I cannot answer. I was ten and the playbill has been lost. It was a tour in North Carolina and it was about ten years ago... the Valjean used falsetto a lot...


I have a souvenir from the tour in South Carolina in fall 2000 with Ivan Rutherford, Graham Rowat (u/s--I think Stephen Bishop was principal Javert), Joan Almedilla, Diana Kaarina, Stephen Brian Patterson, Stephanie Waters, Stephen Tewksbury, JP Dougherty, Aymee Garcia. Maybe it was an adjacent tour stop?
lesmisloony

I've actually done multiple google searches and things over the years to try to figure out which tour it was, but I always come up with nothing. But I have a vague memory of Madame Thénardier from the tour, and I would be very unsurprised if it had been Aymee Garcia... (though I'm comparing something I saw nine or ten years ago to something I saw six or seven years ago...)
Quique

If it was in 2000, then it had to be the 3rd NT.

If you give me the theatre you saw it at, I might be able to look up the info for you.
lesmisloony

It was at the Greensboro Coliseum. Terrible acoustics, but my mom brought binoculars.

I tried googling it again today and I got some crap about the Jonas Brothers, unfortunately.
Jaym

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? Three.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? Two. Rotterdam and Amsterdam

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2008. In 13 days I'm celebrating my one year anniversary.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?[b] 2008

[b]5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
René van Kooten (Valjean), Wim van den Driessche (Javert), Fanny Drenthe (Fantine), Carlo Boszhart (M. Thénardier), Marjolein Algera (Mme. Thénardier), Freek Bartels (Enjolras), Jamai Loman (Marius), Suzan Seegers (Cosette), Céline Purcell (Éponine)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? One, René van Kooten

7. How many Javerts have you seen? One, Wim van den Driessche

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? I have seen René van Kooten, Wim van den Driessche and Suzan Seegers three times.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? I don't know. The first two times I have no idea who the swings were.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? René van Kooten and Céline Purcell. And I'd love to see David Thaxton once and I really wish I'd seen John Jo Flynn.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? Two, Fanny Drenthe once and Nurlaila Karim twice

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen? Two, Carlo Boszhard & Marjolein Algera twice and Richard Groenendijk & Kirsten Cools once

13. How many Marii? Two, Jamai Loman once and Pieter van Nieuwehuyze twice

14. How many Cosettes? Once, Suzan Seegers

15. How many Éponines? Two, Céline Purcel twice and Barbara de Wit once

16. How many Enjolrases? Three, Freek Bartels, Dieter Troubleyn and Marcel Visscher

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? The Dutch Revival Cast.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? I'd like to have seen an understudy for Valjean, Javert and Cosette once. Especially Javert and Cosette. Especially Afra Voesenek as Cosette. And I would have like to have seen Remko Harms as Marius. Only speaking of Dutch Revival Cast.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Marcel Visscher was great. And definitely better than Dieter Troubleyn.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Dieter Troubleyn

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson, probably.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? None.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? I've only seen Dutch Revival, so that one.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. None Sad Unless dvd's count.
dallasanta

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis?
-12

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
-3. Gothenburg (Sweden), Malmö (Sweden) & London

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?
-2000

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?
-2001, 9

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
Jan Kyhle (Valjean), Anders Lorentzon (Javert), Grith Fjeldmose (Fantine), Hans Josefsson (M. Thénardier), Marianne Schell (Mme. Thénardier), Patrik Martinsson (Enjolras), Christopher Wollter (Marius), Victoria Granlund (Cosette), Annica Edstam (Éponine)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
-4, Jan Kyhle, Tommy Juth, Hans-Peter Janssens, John Owen-Jones

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
-5, Anders Lorentzon, Peter Boman, Mats Almgren, Jerome Pradon, Cornell John

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
-Annica Edstam as Eponine (10 times)

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
-Didn't keep track

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
-Helen Sjöholm as Fantine (dropped everything)

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
-4, Grith Fjeldmose, Helen Sjöholm, Elinor Collett, Kerry Ellis

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen?
- 7, Hans Josefsson & Marianne Schell, Bengt Krantz & Marianne Mörck, Erik Gullbrandsson & Marianne Mörck, Erik Gullbrandsson & Anna-Maria Hagemann, In London I can't remember but Barry James was Thenardier once and Claire Moore was Mme T once

13. How many Marii?
-4, Christopher Wollter, Trond Teigen, Jody Crosier, Hayden Tee

14. How many Cosettes?
-4, Victoria Granlund, Ylva Nordin, Sarah Lane, Julia Möller

15. How many Éponines?
3, Annica Edstam, Caroline Sheen, Shonagh Daly

16. How many Enjolrases?
-4, Patrik Martinsson, Christer Nerfont, Oliver Thornton, Shaun Escoffery

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
-1. Barry James

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
-Nikki Renee Daniels as Fantine

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? -Eli Collett as Fantine.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
-Hans Peter Janssens as Valjean.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
-Patti LuPone as Fantine

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
-0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
- London Cast - Jan 06

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
-0
The Very Angry Woman

lesmisloony wrote:
I've actually done multiple google searches and things over the years to try to figure out which tour it was, but I always come up with nothing.


There was only one tour at the time, so it had to be the 3NT.
lesmisloony

Yeah, I know. That's what Quique said. Thanks!
Elbow

Heh, why not.

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? Um, I',m going to have to guess here, because I've actually lost count. between 35 and 40.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 2.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1996

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2008 and 2009.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? That is a very good question, it would have been the 1995/1996 cast. I was only 7 so, I don't actually know, the programme has been long lost and I haven't been bothered enough to look it up.

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 9.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 8.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Ummm... It would be the cast this year that have stayed on from last year. Mark Dugdale, David Thaxton, Helen Owen, Killian Donnelly... etc.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? Killian Donnelly, Greg Castiglioni, Mark Hedges.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? PHILIP QUAST. Lea Salonga.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 8. (I am doing a bit of guess work here.)

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 8. (Same for this one.)

13. How many Marii? 8

14. How many Cosettes? 9.

15. How many Eponines? 8

16. How many Enjolrases? 8

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 2 or 3.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? John Jo Flynn.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Richard Woodford as Javert.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Lorriane Bruce. (I just don't like her Sad )

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Colm Wilkinson probably.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 1.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? I suppose current and last cast? But they're the only cast I've ever paid real attention to.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0.
NOT mocked

I've been lurking for some time so thought it was about time I actually posted something and this seemed a good place to start Smile

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 23 so far but two more planned for next month Smile

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 2 - London and Manchester. Hopefully a few more once the tour starts.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? Can't remember exactly as I was only 11 or 12. Some time in the early 90's.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2008, soon to be 2009.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? It was a production in Manchester over 20 years ago. The only people I can remember are Jeff Leyton and Michael McCarthy.

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 5 - Jeff Leyton, Sean Kinsley, Drew Sarich, Jonathan Williams and David Shannon. I would love to see Simon Shorten at some point.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 6 - Michael McCarthy, HPJ, Stephen John Davies, Earl Carpenter, Woody, Keith Antony Higham.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Probably George Miller I think. He's only missed one show of the 21 I have seen in 2008/2009.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? Killian Donnelly, Greg Castiglioni, Mark Hedges.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Woody as Javert

11. How many Fantines have you seen? I think it's about 4

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 6 I think.

13. How many Marii? 6

14. How many Cosettes? 5

15. How many Eponines? 4

16. How many Enjolrases? 5 - DT obviously being the most awesome Smile

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 0

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? John Jo Flynn - I'd love to have seen him as Enjolras.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Woody as Javert, just wonderful.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? It's a tie between Edward Baruwa as Enjolras and Lorraine Bruce - I really don't like either of them.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 1.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? David Thaxton and Richard Woodford

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0
Eppie-Sue

I have been updating in my original post, but I thought this deserved a BUMP to the top for others to fill it out!

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? >80

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3: Duisburg (1), Manchester/tour (1), rest: London

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1999

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2010

5. Which was your first cast (principals only)?
I don't remember, sadly, I was nine and it was in Germany, but I'll just post my first London cast, which kind of was my first cast. (I won't count the German cast from here on, because I really don't remember them. Except that Enjolras was blond.)
London:
Jonathan Williams (u/s Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thénardier), Jackie Marks (Mme Thénardier)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
6 - Jonathan Williams, David Shannon, Simon Shorten, Simon Bowman, John Owen-Jones, Killian Donnelly

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
4 - Earl Carpenter, Jeff Nicholson, Hans Peter Janssens, Killian Donnelly

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
Oh, probably David Thaxton. But that's only principal. Mark Dugdale, too, he's almost never off. Very Happy

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they?
Roles as in principal roles? Unlikely. But anyway, I've seen Killian Donnelly in every male role except Marius and Thénardier. And, also, just ensemble-wise: Greg Castiglioni, Mark Hedges, Katy Hanna, Brenda Moore, Emma Westhead. All London ones of the last year.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
David Thaxton. Killian Donnelly. (and have done so)

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
5 - Allyson Brown, Rebecca Seale, Natalie Day, Sophie Josslyn, Madalena Alberto

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen?
8 different pairs, I think:
Jimmy Johnston + Jackie Marks
Martin Ball + Lorraine Bruce
Martin Ball + Rachel Bingham
Greg Castiglioni + Lorraine Bruce
Mark Hedges + Rachel Bingham
Greg Castiglioni + Rachel Bingham
Ashley Artus + Lynne Wilmot
Mark Hedges + Lorraine Bruce.
Overall, five Thénardiers and four "Thénardiesses"

13. How many Marii?
5 - Jon Robyns, Alistair Brammer, Antony Hansen, Joe Evans, Gareth Gates

14. How many Cosettes?
5 - Leanne Dobinson, Katie Hall, Helen Owen, Emily Bull, AJ Callaghan

15. How many Eponines?
3 - Nancy Sullivan, Helen Owen, Rosalind James

16. How many Enjolrases?
4 - David Thaxton, Mark Dugdale, Jon Robyns, Killian Donnelly

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
1, I believe... Jackie Marks.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Sophie Josslyn as Mme Thénardier and Daniella Gibb as Eponine, both second understudies 09/10 and the only ones I missed. Ah well.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Ever? Killian Donnelly as Valjean. Also, Jonathan Williams as Valjean. And Killian Donnelly as Javert and Antony Hansen as Marius...

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Simon Bowman as JVJ, Madalena Alberto as Fantine, Ashley Artus as Thénardier

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
Wilkinson, Maguire, LuPone, just so I'd have more of a founded opinion, really.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
Oh dear. A London one, I'm sure. But if we're going with actors, obviously David Thaxton as Enjolras

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
... almost all the 09/10 London cast, I suppose.
Orestes Fasting

Re: Les Mis Meme

Bumping because it's fun and I need to update mine anyway.

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis?
80+

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
Sixteen, unless I'm forgetting a regional. In order: London, Washington DC, Boston, Waterbury (CT), Indianapolis, St. Louis, New York, Beverly (MA), Philadelphia, Wolf Trap (VA), Québec, Lancaster (PA), Pittsburgh, Forestburgh (NY), Lausanne (Switzerland), Copenhagen

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?
2005.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?
2007, which was when I discovered that I could get a round-trip bus ticket to NYC for $35 and a student rush ticket to the Broadway revival for $25. I ended up going almost every week just because I could.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
John Owen-Jones as Valjean, Cornell John as Javert, Kerry Ellis as Fantine, Hayden Tee as Marius, Julia Möller as Cosette, Shonagh Daly as Eponine, Shaun Escoffery as Enjolras, Barry James as Thénardier, Claire Moore as Mme Thénardier.

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
Twenty: John Owen-Jones, Jason Kraack, Randal Keith, David Michael Felty, Alex Gemignani, Drew Sarich, Ivan Rutherford, Jeff Kready, Fred Inkley, Hugh Panaro, Rob Evan, Gino Quilico, Greg Stone, Dave Mussen, Dan Petrotta, Valéry Rodriguez, David Shannon, Jonathan Williams, Tomas Ambt Kofod, Simon Bowman

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
Nineteen: Cornell John, Trent Blanton, Rob Hunt, Pierce Peter Brandt, Norm Lewis, Drew Sarich, Ben Davis, Ben Crawford, Devin Richards, Paul Schoeffler, Alexandre de Grandpré, Tom Zemon, Curt Dale Clark, Robert Cuccioli, Jay Pierce, Pierre Babolat, Earl Carpenter, Hans Peter Janssens, Morten Staugaard

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
Oh jesus, probably Adam Jacobs just because he was never out and stayed for the whole Broadway revival run.

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
Matt Clemens, Stephen Trafton, Marissa McGowan, Q. Smith, Jeremy Hays, Christy Faber. I've seen all of them in pretty much all the ensemble roles--although notably, one day when half the cast had the flu, so many people were out that Stephen Trafton was playing three roles at the same time.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
Aaron Lazar, Ben Davis, Michael Minarik, Anderson Davis, Don Brewer, Melissa McGowan, Haviland Stillwell... lots of former Broadway ensemble members.

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
Eighteen: Kerry Ellis, Joan Almedilla, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea Salonga, Haviland Stillwell, Nikki Renée Daniels, Judy Kuhn, Rona Figueroa, Jacquelyn Piro, Jessica Bogart, Geneviève Charest, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Abby Mueller, Bronwyn Stayoch, Rebecca Seale, Sophie Josslyn, Sanna Johansson, Natalie Day

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen?
Twenty: Barry James and Claire Moore, Fabio Polanco and Jennifer Butt, Norman Large and Jennifer Butt, Gary Beach and Jenny Galloway, Gary Beach and Marya Grady, Gary Beach and Ann Harada, James Chip Leonard and Ann Harada, Chip Zien and Ann Harada, Gary Beach and Becca Ayers, Ron Wisniski and Inga Ballard, Scott Greer and Dawn Spence, Laurent Giroux and Cindy Benson, Jean-Raymond Châles and Kathleen Fortin, Christopher Bloch and Sherri Edelen, John Reeger and Denise Whelan, Tim Hartman and Sally Wilfert, Richard Amelius and Jennifer Harrison, Mickael Viguier and Sandrine Seubille, Martin Ball and Lorraine Bruce, Kim Hammelsvang Henriksen and Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis

13. How many Marii?
Fifteen: Hayden Tee, Adam Jacobs, Dan Bogart, Doug Kreeger, Charlie Hagerty, Josh Young, Anderson Davis, Carl Poliquin, Andrew Call, Matthew Scott, Matt Dengler, Virgile Le Dreff, Alistair Brammer, Johannes Nymark, Antony Hansen

14. How many Cosettes?
Nineteen: Julia Möller, Leslie Henstock, Ali Ewoldt, Marissa McGowan, Idara Victor, Leah Horowitz, Renée Brna, Julie Craig, Deborah Lew, Myriam Brousseau, Stephanie Waters, Kate Wieand, Kate Loprest, Mia Gentile, Manon Taris, Katie Hall, AJ Callaghan, Mia Karlsson, Emily Bull

15. How many Eponines?
Seventeen: Shonagh Daly, Melissa Lyons, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Megan McGinnis, Mandy Bruno, Joanne Javien, Christina DeCicco, Jenny Fellner, Sophie Tremblay, Felicia Curry, Daniella Dalli, Ashley Spencer, Kate Schwarz, Rachel Pignot, Nancy Sullivan, Helen Owen, Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg

16. How many Enjolrases?
Twenty: Shaun Escoffery, Victor Wallace, Aaron Lazar, Drew Sarich, Max von Essen, Don Brewer, Anderson Davis, Charlie Brady, Jeffrey Coon, Edward Watts, Kevin Houle, Chris Sizemore, Will Ray, Kevin Earley, John Jeffords, Yoni Amar, David Thaxton, John Martin Bengtssohn, Mark Dugdale

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
Five: Barry James, Jennifer Butt, Jenny Galloway, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Marissa McGowan as Eponine, Nehal Joshi as Enjolras, Michael Minarik as Javert (he never got to go on, but he would've been amazing)

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Nikki Renée Daniels and Haviland Stillwell as Fantine, Jeff Kready as Valjean, Don Brewer as Enjolras, Jonathan Williams as Valjean

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Jacquelyn Piro as Fantine, Devin Richards as Javert, Gary Beach as Thénardier, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Fantine, Mandy Bruno as Eponine.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
Rebecca Caine.

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
Ten: North Shore (Beverly, MA), Walnut Street (Philadelphia), Wolf Trap, Québec City, Signature (Washington DC), Fulton (Lancaster), Pittsburgh CLO, Forestburgh Playhouse, Lausanne, Det Ny (Copenhagen)

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
Québec City 2008/2009, baby

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
Adam Jacobs as Marius, Lea Salonga as Fantine, and (most likely; I've lost count) Megan McGinnis as Eponine.
EponineBarker

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis?
Once

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
1, NYC

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?
April 2007

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?
2007

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
Alexander Gemignani (Valjean), Norm Lewis (Javert), Lea Salonga (Fantine) Gary Beach (Thenardier), Jenny Galloway (Mme. Thenardier), Adam Jacobs (Marius), Marissa McGowan (u/s Eponine), Aaron Lazar (Enjolras), Ali Ewoldt (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
1

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
1

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
N/A

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
0

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
Frances Ruffelle and/or Lea Salonga

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
1

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen?
1

13. How many Marii?
1

14. How many Cosettes?
1

15. How many Eponines?
1

16. How many Enjolrases?
1

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
1-Lea Salonga

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Haviland Stillwell as Fantine

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Marissa McGowan as Eponine (She was wonderful)

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Can't really think of anyone from a live performance, but I remember seeing a video of "On My Own" and the Eponine was terrible...I think it might've been Mandy Bruno.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
Frances Ruffelle, Colm Wilkinson, Michael Maguire or Judy Kuhn.

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
0

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
2007 Revival (Wish I could've seen Celia Keenan-Bolger's Eponine though, I hear she was phenomenal in the role.)

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
0

Wow, I feel pathetic. lol
KatyRoseLand

Re: Les Mis Meme

Orestes Fasting wrote:
24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
Adam Jacobs as Marius, Lea Salonga as Fantine, and (most likely; I've lost count) Megan McGinnis as Eponine.

Jealoussss. Laughing

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis?
26.

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in?
2 - London and New York.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis?
2006.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times?
2008/9.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)?
John Owen-Jones (Valjean), Hans Peter Janssens (Javert), Sophia Ragavelas (Fantine), Sabrina Aloueche (Eponine), Gina Beck (Cosette), Jon Lee (Marius), Tracie Bennett (Mme Thenardier), Chris Vincent (Thenardier) and Simon Bailey (Enjolras).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
6.

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
4.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
George Miller, I think (24 times).

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they?
At once, or altogether? I've seen Katy Hanna do three roles altogether, I think, and Mark Hedges, and Greg Castiglioni.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
I would drop it all to see Drew Sarich, David Shannon or Simon Shorten as Valjean again, and Megan McGinnis as Eponine again.

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
5 - Sophia Ragavelas, Judy Kuhn, Allyson Brown, Rebecca Seale and Natalie Day.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen?
6 - Chris Vincent and Tracie Bennett, Gary Beach and ??? (maybe Jenny Galloway?), Jimmy Johnston and Jackie Marks, Greg Castiglioni and Jackie Marks, Martin Ball and Lorraine Bruce, and Martin Ball and Rachel Bingham.

13. How many Marii?
6 - Jon Lee, Adam Jacobs, Jon Robyns, Matthew Gent, Alistair Brammer and Antony Hansen.

14. How many Cosettes?
7 - Gina Beck, Leah Horowitz (I think), Leanne Dobinson, Tabitha Webb, Katie Hall, Emily Bull and AJ Callaghan.

15. How many Eponines?
5 - Sabrina Aloueche, Megan McGinnis, Nancy Sullivan, Daniella Gibb and Helen Owen.

16. How many Enjolrases?
4 - Simon Bailey, Max von Essen, David Thaxton and Mark Dugdale.

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
Judy Kuhn, Jackie Marks... and wasn't Gary Beach Brujon or something on the Complete Symphonic Recording?

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Keith Anthony Higham as Javert, Alistair James Taylor as Marius, John Jo Flynn as Enjolras and Elinor Collett as Fantine.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Simon Shorten as Valjean was just incredible.

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Leanne Dobinson as Cosette.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
All of them, but if I had to pick just one, I'd probably say... Frances Ruffelle.

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
Does this count school editions? If so, 1.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
I haven't read the novel yet.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
0.
Quique

I guess I'm the GRANDFATHER of Les Mis fandom then (@ 31, no less). XD

I'm the only one who first saw the show in the 80's and also the only one ancient enough to have caught all three national tours.

An addition: I also saw David Michael Felty as Valjean. I forgot about him even though I recall loving his portrayal.
Eppie-Sue

Ah, Quique, those are the reasons why I wish I was older. Going through my list, most of the actors are simply understudies. Which is exciting, too, of course.
Here we go again. Yeah, I'm bored.

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? >80

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3: Duisburg (1), Manchester/tour (1), rest: London

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 1999

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2010

5. Which was your first cast (principals only)?
I don't remember, sadly, I was nine and it was in Germany, but I'll just post my first London cast, which kind of was my first cast. (I won't count the German cast from here on, because I really don't remember them. Except that Enjolras was blond.)
London:
Jonathan Williams (u/s Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thénardier), Jackie Marks (Mme Thénardier)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
6 - Jonathan Williams, David Shannon, Simon Shorten, Simon Bowman, John Owen-Jones, Killian Donnelly

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
4 - Earl Carpenter, Jeff Nicholson, Hans Peter Janssens, Killian Donnelly

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
Oh, probably David Thaxton. But that's only principal. Mark Dugdale, too, he's almost never off. Very Happy

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they?
Roles as in principal roles? I've seen Killian Donnelly in every male role except Marius and Thénardier.
And, also, just ensemble-wise: Greg Castiglioni, Mark Hedges, Katy Hanna, Brenda Moore, Emma Westhead. All London ones of the last year.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
David Thaxton. Killian Donnelly. (and have done so)

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
5 - Allyson Brown, Rebecca Seale, Natalie Day, Sophie Josslyn, Madalena Alberto

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen?
8 different pairs, I think:
Jimmy Johnston + Jackie Marks
Martin Ball + Lorraine Bruce
Martin Ball + Rachel Bingham
Greg Castiglioni + Lorraine Bruce
Mark Hedges + Rachel Bingham
Greg Castiglioni + Rachel Bingham
Ashley Artus + Lynne Wilmot
Mark Hedges + Lorraine Bruce.
Overall, five Thénardiers and four "Thénardiesses"

13. How many Marii?
5 - Jon Robyns, Alistair Brammer, Antony Hansen, Joe Evans, Gareth Gates

14. How many Cosettes?
5 - Leanne Dobinson, Katie Hall, Helen Owen, Emily Bull, AJ Callaghan

15. How many Eponines?
3 - Nancy Sullivan, Helen Owen, Rosalind James

16. How many Enjolrases?
4 - David Thaxton, Mark Dugdale, Jon Robyns, Killian Donnelly

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
One, I believe... Jackie Marks.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Sophie Josslyn as Mme Thénardier and Daniella Gibb as Eponine, both second understudies 09/10 and the only ones I missed. Ah well.

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Ever? Killian Donnelly as Valjean. Also, Jonathan Williams as Valjean. And Killian Donnelly as Javert and Antony Hansen as Marius...

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Simon Bowman as JVJ, Madalena Alberto as Fantine, Ashley Artus as Thénardier

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
Wilkinson, Maguire, LuPone, just so I'd have more of a founded opinion, really.

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
None.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
Oh dear. A London one, I'm sure. But if we're going with actors, David Thaxton as Enjolras

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
... almost all the 09/10 London cast, I suppose.
Muscialperformer92

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 7

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? 3- Palsgaard (Small dk town)- London (2)-Copenhagen (4)

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2007 (Discovered it in 2005 when I was 12)

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2009 (5 times)

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? I sadly can't remember the names of the 2007-cast i saw in Palsgaard

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 5

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 4

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Tomas Ambt Kofod 4 times, once as Legles and 3 times in Copenhagen Smile

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? No one- have seen plenty of swings, but mostly in the same tracks

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? Lea Salonga- or if Nancy Sullivan ever returns as Ponine

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 5

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 5

13. How many Marii? 3

14. How many Cosettes? 4

15. How many Eponines? 4

16. How many Enjolrases? 3

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 0

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? The cosette understudy- Amy Nordqvuist in the copenhagen production 2009

Antony Hansen as Marius

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Natalie Day as Fantine

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Flemming Enevold (Copenhagen 2009) or Simon Bowman as Valjean.. none them acted or sang the role properly in any way.

Mia Karlsson as Cosette (Copenhagen 2009)- she has a wonderfull voice and did a fine acting job- but having a woman at 35-38 (or even older) made it extremely akward with Marius being 23 and Ponine 25.

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Michael Ball I think- perhabs frances ruffelle out of curiosity

22. How many regional productions have you seen? not excactly sure what counts as regionals.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel? A mix between London september 2009 and Copenhagen december 2009

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0.
Fiwen9430

Now I feel I have at least seen the show enough to give more than one answer for each question,

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? 5

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? London and Norwich

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2009

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2010

5. Which was your first cast (principals only)?
London 10th June 2009:
Jonathan Williams (u/s Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thénardier), Jackie Marks (Mme Thénardier)

6. How many Valjeans have you seen?
3 - Jonathan Williams, David Shannon, John Owen-Jones

7. How many Javerts have you seen?
3 - Earl Carpenter, Hans Peter Janssens, David Lawrence

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)?
Of the principals, Nancy Sullivan as Eponine, since she has been in every London show I have seen. However there are quite a few in the current London ensemble who I have also seen 4 times.

9. How many swings have you seen play three or more roles? Who are they?
For just the ensemble I think I have seen several of the male swings for the current London cast play 3 different roles, but I don't know them well enough to identify them.

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see?
David Thaxton

11. How many Fantines have you seen?
3 - Allyson Brown, Rebecca Seale, Madalena Alberto

12. How many pairs of Thénardiers have you seen?
4
Jimmy Johnston + Jackie Marks
Martin Ball + Lorraine Bruce
Greg Castiglioni + Lorraine Bruce
Ashley Artus + Lynne Wilmot

13. How many Marii?
3 - Jon Robyns, Alistair Brammer, Gareth Gates

14. How many Cosettes?
4 - Leanne Dobinson, Katie Hall, Emily Bull, AJ Callaghan

15. How many Eponines?
2 - Nancy Sullivan, Rosalind James

16. How many Enjolrases?
3 - David Thaxton, Mark Dugdale, Jon Robyns

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage?
Jackie Marks. And if you count the fact that JOJ was in the chorus for TAC, then 2.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had?
Killian Donnelly

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen?
Jonathan Williams as Valjean

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Ashley Artus as Thénardier

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live?
Colm Wilkinson

22. How many regional productions have you seen?
None.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterizations generally the closest to the novel?
Probably 7th October 2010

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times.
None
MSam

Re: Les Mis Meme

This is strictly off live shows, so it's pretty boring.

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? Once

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? One.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2010.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2010.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? Jonathan Williams (Valjean), Hans-Peter Janssens (Javert), Rebecca Seale (Fantine) Martin Ball (Thenardier), Lorraine Bruce (Mme. Thenardier), Alistair Brammer (Marius), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Helen Owen (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 1.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 1.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? n/a

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? ?

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? None - Nancy Sullivan if she was in the area.

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 1.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 1.

13. How many Marii? 1.

14. How many Cosettes? 1.

15. How many Eponines? 1.

16. How many Enjolrases? 1.

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 0.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? n/a

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Jonathan Williams as Valjean

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen? Hans-Peter Janssens as Javert (someone left their false teeth out).

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Michael Ball as Marius.

22. How many regional productions have you seen? 1.

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterisations generally the closest to the novel? London, 2010.

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0.[/quote]
MajorTordoArthur

1. How many times have you seen Les Mis? Once (Will change when I'm studying a trimester in London, probably :3)

2. How many cities have you seen Les Mis in? One.

3. In what year did you first see Les Mis? 2009.

4. In what year did you see the show the most times? 2009.

5. Which was your first cast (principles only)? Jonathan Williams (Valjean), Hans-Peter Janssens (Javert), Rebecca Seale (Fantine) Greg Castiglioni (Thenardier), Sophie Josslyn (Mme. Thenardier), Alistair Brammer (Marius), Nancy Sullivan (Eponine), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Emily Bull (Cosette).

6. How many Valjeans have you seen? 1.

7. How many Javerts have you seen? 1.

8. What cast member have you seen more than any other cast member (roles can be combined for this)? Well, I saw the show only once ;~;

9. How many swings have you see play three or more roles? Who are they? See above

10. Which cast member(s) did you/would you drop it all to go see? David Thaxton, HPJ, Nancy Sullivan, Killian Donnelly, Jonathan Williams and Emily Bull (I know, long list..)

11. How many Fantines have you seen? 1.

12. How many pairs of Thenardiers have you seen? 1, and both were understudies too

13. How many Marii? 1.

14. How many Cosettes? 1.

15. How many Eponines? 1.

16. How many Enjolrases? 1.

17. How many people from commercial Les Mis recordings have you seen in the show onstage? 0.

18. Which understudy from any production did you never see in a leading role but wish you had? Killian Donnelly

19. Which performance by an understudy was the best you've ever seen? Hard one, I'm inclined to say Jonathan Williams as Valjean, he was fantastic, but I really loved my Thénardiers too..

20. Which performance by a regular lead was the worst you've ever seen?
Well, I loved him, but among the leads I saw Alistair impressed me the least..

21. Which OLC or OBC cast member do you most wish you could have seen live? Roger Allam as Javert

22. How many regional productions have you seen? Eh, none, I guess

23. Of all the performances you've seen, in which one were the characterisations generally the closest to the novel? Saw only one, so yeah..

24. Name any cast members you've seen in one role over 50 times. 0.
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