Cast announced for new Australian Production of Les Miserables

Published on 18th October 2013 at 14:05



The acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, will premiere in Melbourne

in 2014. This much loved blockbuster musical returns to Australia after 17 years. Previews commence in June and opening night will be held on July 3rd 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday 17th October through Ticketek.

The new production of LES MISÉRABLES has been praised by critics, fans and new audiences for the last three years, breaking box office records internationally and inspiring filmmakers to make the outstandingly successful movie which has gone on to win 3 Oscar’s®, 3 Golden Globes® and 4 BAFTA’s.

Following an extensive search to find Australia’s brightest stars, Cameron Mackintosh is thrilled to reveal the talented cast for next year’s highly-anticipated return of LES MISÉRABLES.

“Twenty-five years ago I set out to find Australia’s stars of the future for my first Australian production of LES MISÉRABLES. It launched the careers of some of Australia’s biggest stars, like Marina Prior and Anthony Warlow, and I’m thrilled today to announce an amazing cast of performers that I’m hoping will also become household names in the future.” Cameron Mackintosh said.

Playing the iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star Simon Gleeson. Simon has worked extensively in theatre, film and television in Australia and the UK, including performing in London’s prestigious West End. Simon has been nominated for two Helpmann Awards for Mamma Mia! and Love Never Dies, a Sydney Theatre Award for Love Never Dies and most recently a Green Room Award for Chess.

“I’m so thrilled to be playing Valjean in the new Australian production of LES MISÉRABLES,” Simon said. “With arguably the most breathtaking score in musical theatre history, LES MISÉRABLES transformed musical theatre when it first opened. The show remains iconic and relevant today because it deals with themes of love, courage, the human spirit and the difficult choices we make which define who we are and what we stand for.”

NIDA-trained Hayden Tee will play Valjean’s lifelong antagonist Javert. Hayden has appeared in many musical theatre and opera productions around the world, including Being Earnest, My Fair Lady and in 2005 he played Marius in the 20th anniversary West End production of LES MISÉRABLES.

The Australian premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production, LES MISÉRABLES, arrives at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne from June 2014.

Qantas is the major sponsor and official airline of Les Miserable the Australian Production.