LES MISERABLES Finds Its Little People! Young Cosette, Eponine and Gavroche Announced!
The 'MIZ Kids' have been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night isSunday, March 23.
Completing the 38-member cast are the 5 children who will play the roles of Gavroche, Little Cosette and Young Éponine: Joshua Colley (Newsies, the 25thAnniversary tour of Les Miserables), Mia Sinclair Jenness (NBC's recent "The Sound of Music: Live!", 25th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables), Gaten Matarazzo (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 25th Anniversary tour of Les Miserables), Angeli Negron (Broadway debut) and Mckayla Twiggs (Once, the upcoming film Winter's Tale). Colley and Matarazzo will rotate as Gavroche; Negron and Twiggs will rotate in the roles of Little Cosette and Young Éponine; and Jenness will be a member of the Ensemble and understudy both Little Cosette and Young Éponine.
The five young actors follow in the footsteps of such stars as Nick Jonas, Lea Michele, Lacey Chabert and Ashley Tisdale, all of whom played the iconic roles in previous Broadway and national touring productions of the show.
As previously announced, the cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of Les Miserables, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James(Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Éponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series "Smash") as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thénardier; Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thénardier; and Kyle Scatliffe (the recent West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras.
The LES MIZ ensemble includes Erin Clemons, Emily Cramer, Natalie Charle Ellis, Jason Forbach, Heidi Giberson, Nathaniel Hackmann, Andrew Kober, Chris McCarrell, Melissa Mitchell, Dennis Moench, Adam Monley, Betsy Morgan, Melissa O'Neil, Max Quinlan, John Rapson, Terance Reddick, Arbender Robinson, Christianne Tisdale and Aaron Walpole. The swings are Cathryn Basile, John Brink, Ben Gunderson, Rachel Rincione and Weston Wells Olson