Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Jennifer Butt, Original Broadway Cast Member of LES MISERABLES, Dies at 64

Jennifer originated the role of Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables on Broadway and appeared in the Broadway play, The Women, in 2001.

Jennifer Butt, Original Broadway Cast Member of LES MISERABLES, Dies at 64

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Jennifer Butt has died at age 64.

The news of her passing was confirmed by several of her friends on social media. Jennifer's friend Marcie Shaw shared on Facebook, "our lovely Jennifer passed away this afternoon after a long illness."

Jennifer originated the role of Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables on Broadway in 1987, a role she later reprised on tour. She also appeared in The Women on Broadway in 2001. She also played Jellylorum on the first national tour of Cats.

In addition to her stage credits, Jennifer appeared in several television series and TV movies, including The Client, Beverly Hills 90210, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Providence, The Ransom of Red Chief, Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies, and more.

TodayTix

Related Stories

More Hot Stories For You


RIVERDALE: THE MUSICAL PARODY to Premiere at Bourbon Room This MonthRIVERDALE: THE MUSICAL PARODY to Premiere at Bourbon Room This Month
October 1, 2022

A new musical parody of Riverdale is heading to Los Angeles for one night only on Monday, October 17th at the Bourbon Room at 8pm. Created by Laura Wiley (Buffy Kills Edward, Sex and the Musical), the show has all kinds of music styles, ranging from country to pop punk to 60's girl group, and will feature a surprise crossover twist.

INTO THE WOODS Cast Joins Broadway Sessions at The Green Room 42 This WeekINTO THE WOODS Cast Joins Broadway Sessions at The Green Room 42 This Week
October 1, 2022

Ben Cameron's long-running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, will continue this week at its new home, The Green Room 42, this Thursday, October 6th

Sutter Street Theater to Present Anne Of Green Gables in OctoberSutter Street Theater to Present Anne Of Green Gables in October
October 1, 2022

Sutter Street Theatre will present Anne of Green Gables from October 8 through 31st on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. The production is directed by Allen Schmeltz.

Creative City Project to Present AIRPLAY in Downtown Orlando This MonthCreative City Project to Present AIRPLAY in Downtown Orlando This Month
October 1, 2022

Creative City Project announces their newest installation “Airplay” presented by Orlando Health coming to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts on the Seneff Arts Plaza and The Frontyard now from October 8-30, 2022. 

Celeste Mancinelli to Present CRYING ON THE CAMINO at Church of The Holy Trinity This MonthCeleste Mancinelli to Present CRYING ON THE CAMINO at Church of The Holy Trinity This Month
October 1, 2022

Actress Celeste Mancinelli brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show ' Crying On The Camino' to The Church Of The Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th St. NYC, on Friday Evening October 21st at 7pm. A suggested donation of $20 per person is asked as proceeds will benefit 'Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre' in Santiago Spain.