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Cliff Saunders

 
Bio:
Cliff Saunders has received critical acclaim for his current portrayal of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThenardier√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Toronto production of LES MIS√É‚ÄįABLES. On Broadway he co-starred in the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award√ā¬ģ-nominated hit The 39 Steps (Roundabout Theatre, Cort Theatre and Huntington Theatre ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Cliff Saunders has received critical acclaim for his current portrayal of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThenardier√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Toronto production of LES MIS√É‚ÄįABLES. On Broadway he co-starred in the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award√ā¬ģ-nominated hit The 39 Steps (Roundabout Theatre, Cort Theatre and Huntington Theatre ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Thénardier
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2008
Man #1
  [Toronto]
Developmental Production, 2001
Gangster No. 1

Photos

Geronte (Paxton Whitehead) makes plans to draw up his will, to the delight of his ''a Photo

Geronte (Paxton Whitehead) makes plans to draw up his will, to the delight of his ''apparent heir'' Eraste (Nate Burger) and their crafty servants Lisette (Jessie Fisher) and Crispin (Cliff Saunders).

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Date:
12/04/2015
All disguised as a distant relation, Crispin (Cliff Saunders), Eraste (Nate Burger) a Photo

All disguised as a distant relation, Crispin (Cliff Saunders), Eraste (Nate Burger) and Isabelle (Emily Peterson) join Lisette (Jessie Fisher) in lamenting their plans unraveling.

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Date:
12/04/2015
Crispin (Cliff Saunders, at center) impersonates Geronte to sign the will, witnessed  Photo

Crispin (Cliff Saunders, at center) impersonates Geronte to sign the will, witnessed by (from left to right) Scruple (Patrick Kerr), Lisette (Jessie Fisher), Eraste (Nate Burger) and Madame Argante (Linda Kimbrough).

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Date:
12/04/2015
The diminutive lawyer Scruple (Patrick Kerr) is exasperated in penning Geronte''s wil Photo

The diminutive lawyer Scruple (Patrick Kerr) is exasperated in penning Geronte''s will due to the high-jinks of servants Crispin (Cliff Saunders) and Lisette (Jessie Fisher).

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Date:
12/04/2015
The miserly Geronte (Paxton Whitehead) suffers a host of maladies, overseen by servan Photo

The miserly Geronte (Paxton Whitehead) suffers a host of maladies, overseen by servants Crispin (Cliff Saunders) and Lisette (Jessie Fisher).

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Date:
12/04/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Thénardier

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2008
Man #1

  [Toronto]
Developmental Production, 2001
Gangster No. 1

Cliff Saunders Biography

Cliff Saunders has received critical acclaim for his current portrayal of √Ę‚ā¨ŇďThenardier√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě in the Toronto production of LES MIS√É‚ÄįABLES. On Broadway he co-starred in the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award√ā¬ģ-nominated hit The 39 Steps (Roundabout Theatre, Cort Theatre and Huntington Theatre in Boston) (IRNE Award -Best Supporting Actor). Other theater credits include √Ę‚ā¨‚Äú Spamalot (Citadel Theatre), The Real World? (Tarragon), Lord of the Rings, Beauty and The Beast (Princess of Wales Theatre), two seasons at the Stratford Festival, as well as working at Soulpepper, Canstage, Elgin, Winter Garden, The Grand, Aquarius, Royal Alexandra, YPT, Crows Videocab, Blythe and many more. Film and TV credits include √Ę‚ā¨‚Äú Louis Cyr, Lost Girl, Murdoch Mysteries, Cracked, Outlander, Please Kill Mr Know It All, Roxy Hunter, Open Range, Midwives, Joan of Arc, Monk and Ron James Show, to name just a few.





Cliff Saunders News

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: LES MISERABLES se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: LES MISERABLES se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 12, 2021

El 12 de marzo de 1987 LES MISERABLES subía el telón por primera vez en Nueva York en el Broadway Theatre. Tras ocho semanas de previas en la Opera House del Kennedy Center en Washington D.C, el musical se estrenaba en Broadway con un presupuesto de 4,5 millones de dólares, de los que recuperó cuatro solo con la preventa.

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway Photo Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway! Photo Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

Today we rewind with original footage from The 39 Steps, which ran on Broadway for almost two years from 2008-2010. The 39 Steps is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. The original Broadway cast featured Charles Edwards, Jennifer Ferrin, Arnie Burton and Cliff Saunders

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Wins Best Photo Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Wins Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Jan 5, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; MIRVISH  Leads Best Professional Thea Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; MIRVISH Leads Best Professional Theatre!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical Rac Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical Race!
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble!
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Cliff Saunders Videos

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from THE 39 STEPS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

Today we rewind with original footage from The 39 Steps, which ran on Broadway for almost two years from 2008-2010. The 39 Steps is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. The original Broadway cast featured Charles Edwards, Jennifer Ferrin, Arnie Burton and Cliff Saunders

STAGE TUBE: New LES MISERABLES Broadway Trailer Celebrates BroadwayWorld Award Wins!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 23. The production received three Tony Award nominations, and earned a whopping eight BroadwayWorld Awards. In the new trailer below, the show celebrates its recent wins!

STAGE TUBE: LES MIS Star Nikki M. James Performs 'On My Own' on WENDY WILLIAMS
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 23. The production has received three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival. Below, watch Nikki M. James sing 'On My Own' as Eponine on The Wendy Williams Show!

STAGE TUBE: LES MIZ's Ramin Karimloo Talks Tony Nomination, Staying Fit and More
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES officially opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) on Sunday, March 23. The production has received three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical Revival. Below, watch an interview with lead actor Ramin Karimloo, who stars as 'Jean Valjean', and hear him talk about staying in shape, LES MIZ's appeal to a new generation and more!

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson & More Featured in All-New LES MIS TV Spot
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2014

Check out an all-new TV spot for the show featuring Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Tony nominated lead actor Ramin Karimloo!

BWW TV: Join in the Crusade! Watch Highlights from the New LES MISERABLES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

The time is here! The new revival of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables has at last opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. Fans have been anxiously awaiting video footage of the new cast in action and BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you highlights below!

BWW TV: On the LES MISERABLES Red Carpet with Wilkinson, Boublil, Schonberg & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the star-studded red carpet, where he got to chat with all the high-profile guests before the curtain went up. Click below to check out interviews with Colm Wilkinson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Michael Arden, Betsy Wolfe, Audra McDonald & more!

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES Perform 'One Day More' on GMA
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 13, 2014

The cast of Broadway's LES MISERABLES revival raised the barricade on ABC's Good Morning America today, with a stirring performance of 'One Day More.'

VIDEO: SESAME STREET Parodies LES MIS with 'Les Mousserables'
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

'Sesame Street' continues to be on top of its pop culture references, and this time it's taken inspiration from the Broadway musical LES MISERABLES -- which is returning to the Great White Way this season. In the clip below, 'Jean Bon-Bon (Cookie Monster) is a very sad French guy in pursuit of cookies in the streets of Paris. He must figure out a way to survive and help his fellow Parisians find cookies.' Click to watch the spoof!


Cliff Saunders Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cliff Saunders been in?
Cliff Saunders has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Cliff Saunders been in?
Cliff Saunders has not appeared in the West End