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Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-09 20:40:11


Somehow I'm just getting around to watching the Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. I'm intriqued by a lot of the performances.

For those of you that saw him, what did you think of Norm Lewis as Javert? There are moments I think he must have been wonderful, and other times I'm not so sure.

Also, does anyone know anything about the kid that played Gavroche (Robert Madge)? He seems terrific.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by phan24 2012-12-09 21:16:12


The Revival and the 25th Anniversary Concert are two different things....

Also, I thought Norm Lewis was amazing all throughout, definitely nothing to complain about.
And this is what that Gavroche is up to...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKrqMUjk5Mg

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by willep 2012-12-09 21:18:44


I thought Norm was great in the revival.

ETA: Dang, his Empty Chairs is not bad...haha

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by steven22 2012-12-09 21:31:25


I saw Norm as Javert twice in the revival...I really liked him...his voice is incredible...Javert's suicide was amazing.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by PetitPapillon 2012-12-09 21:38:09


I loved him in the revival; he was one of my favorite actors.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by dramamama611 2012-12-09 22:25:22


Of course they are different things....but seeing one with Norm Lewis, made me query the other.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by My Oh My 2012-12-09 23:01:16


I saw him more recently (September, 2010) in the London production as Javert, and I thought he was excellent. I had seen video of him in the revival and people who had seen him in it would say he was miscast. A large part of it, according to some of those who saw him in the revival multiple times, had to do with Norm just having a very approachable demeanor about him. In other words, he's not menacing enough. He oozes "I'm yer BFF!" And that smile doesn't help.

But he was far better by the time I saw him in the London production in 2010. He made an extra effort to make sure he didn't come across like the friendly hunk next door, and he sold me. One of the best I've seen in the role.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by Outoftowner2 2012-12-10 11:21:06


I saw him as Javert in London and he was wonderful. Saw him as Porgy and he was wonderful again!

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by ShbrtAlley44 2012-12-10 11:43:03


I thought he was great vocally but I didn't buy him for a minute as a scary policeman. He reads too nice.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by Phantom of London 2012-12-10 13:32:00


Norm must be the most underrated actor on Broadway.

Norm Lewis in Les Mis Revival
Posted by sparrman 2012-12-10 14:49:15


I'd venture a guess that the most underrated actor on Broadway isn't playing leads.