STAGE TUBE: Meet LES MIZ's New Bad Guy- Earl Carpenter
British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil'sLes Miserables in the role of Javert is tonight, August 15. Carpenter will play a limited engagement in LES MIZ through Sunday, October 3 during Will Swenson's previously announced hiatus from the production. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video roundup of Broadway's newest Javert in action!
Carpenter recently performed as Javert in the acclaimed sold-out Toronto production of LES MIZ at the Princess of Wales Theatre opposite Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo as Valjean. Carpenter began his West End career in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre in 1996, as Courfeyrac. In 2008 he played the part of Javert at the Queens Theatre and then in the 25th Anniversary U.K tour. He was then the Bishop of Digne at London's O2 Arena concert in 2010.
In 2003 Carpenter joined the London cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's theatre as 'walking cover' to the Phantom. He took over the iconic role in February 2005 giving over 1000 performances. He had the honor of opening the 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, as the Auctioneer and reprised the role of the Phantom in Cameron Mackintosh's new 25th Anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera 2012/13 UK tour.
Other West End, UK and European tours have included Peron in Evita, Commander Khashoggi in Queen's We Will Rock You, the world premiere of the Gypsy Kings musical Zorro, Joe Gillis in the original tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, Beast and Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Dominion Theatre and UK tour, Archibald Craven in the Scottish premiere of The Secret Garden, Count Danilo in Carl Rosa Opera Company's The Merry Widow, Alan Ayckbourn's Between the Lines, King Richard in the UK touring production of Robin, Prince of Sherwood and Simeon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and original company of Cameron Mackintosh's The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and subsequent Prince of Wales run as Darryl van Horne.