Colm Wilkinson Discusses His Charity Guest Appearance in LES MISÉRABLES Toronto
Iconic originator of the central role of Jean Valjean in mega-successful mega-musical LES MISERABLES, Colm Wilkinson, will make a rare return to the Toronto stage in a different guise at this Saturday's special performance of the new revival in Toronto and he discusses the noble reason why in a new interview.
Charity is the motivating force behind Wilkinson's decision to revisit his role in the 2012 feature film adaptation of the property, that of the Bishop, opposite Ramin Karimloo as the new Valjean - the latter soon to set Broadway by storm, as well.
Wilkinson shares of the one night only event, "This all began when Cameron Mackintosh was in town just before this revival of Les Miz opened... He took me to lunch and suggested I join the show for one night as the Bishop and do it as a benefit night. I was wavering a bit until he told me I could designate the charities and that clinched the deal."
Of note, Casey House, Covenant House and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters For Africa are some of the charities that Wilkinson has chosen who will benefit from the special event.
Wilkinson concludes, "LES MISERABLES has given so much to me over the years. Why not give a little of it back? Don't paint me as a saint. I just saw an opportunity that was heaven sent."
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