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Earl Carpenter

 
Bio:
Over the years Earl has enjoyed an incredible association with Producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, particularly with Les Misérables and is delighted to be returning to the Les Misérables - The Staged Concert. It all started in 1996 with his West End debut (Palace Theatre) and subsequent ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Over the years Earl has enjoyed an incredible association with Producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, particularly with Les Misérables and is delighted to be returning to the Les Misérables - The Staged Concert. It all started in 1996 with his West End debut (Palace Theatre) and subsequent ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Bishop of Digne [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Staged Concert Revival, 2021
Bamatabois
  [West End]
Charing Cross Theatre Company Revival Production, 2016
Father [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Javert [Replacement]
Javert [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2000
Ensemble
  [West End]
London Production, 1997
Beast/Gaston (Standby) [Replacement]

Earl Carpenter Biography

Over the years Earl has enjoyed an incredible association with Producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, particularly with Les Misérables and is delighted to be returning to the Les Misérables - The Staged Concert.

It all started in 1996 with his West End debut (Palace Theatre) and subsequent appearances at Euro ’96 Final at Wembley; the first outdoor concert at Hylands Park and the Entente Cordiale Celebration at Windsor Castle. Earl has also co-produced five symphonic presentations of Les Misérables in Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

In 2008 Earl returned to Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) as Inspector Javert, a role he originated for the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Production (London, Broadway, Toronto, Paris, Singapore, Manila and throughout the United Kingdom). He played the Bishop at 25th Anniversary Concert (O2).

Earl played Ed Parsley and subsequently and Daryl van Horne in the original cast of Cameron Mackinstosh’s The Witches of Eastwick and has performed The Phantom in Cameron Mackintosh’s original and 25th Anniversary productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s and throughout the United Kingdom) as well as the Auctioneer in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

As a producer he and Mr John Owen-Jones tackled the COVID crisis by putting ‚Äėlive‚Äô back into theatre with the social distanced songs from the shows event, Voices of the West End at Broadlands Estate and Bywell Park in September 2020.





Earl Carpenter News

Interview: Jon Robyns and David Thaxton of LES MISERABLES Discuss Singing the Wrong L Photo Interview: Jon Robyns and David Thaxton of LES MISERABLES Discuss Singing the Wrong Lines, Cast Camaraderie and the Show's Evolution
by Kat Mokrynski - Jan 24, 2023

BroadwayWorld UK had the chance to interview David Thaxton and Jon Robyns, who currently play Javert and Jean Valjean respectively, in the iconic show Les Misérables. On a Zoom meeting from their dressing room, the two actors talked about their years of playing a variety of roles, their struggles with muscle memory, and what Les Mis means to them. 

Jon Robyns, Holly-Anne Hull, and More Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London Photo Jon Robyns, Holly-Anne Hull, and More Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in London
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA¬†at Her Majesty‚Äôs Theatre has announced¬†Jon Robyns¬†as ‚ÄėThe Phantom‚Äô,¬†Holly-Anne Hull¬†as ‚ÄėChristine Daae‚Äô, having been the production‚Äôs alternate¬†Christine Daa√© since 2021, and¬†Paige Blankson¬†who joins the production as alternate ‚ÄėChristine Daa√©‚Äô. Learn more here!

Review: MANDELA, The Young Vic Photo Review: MANDELA, The Young Vic
by Franco Milazzo - Dec 11, 2022

To paraphrase Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, when Mandela is good, it’s very, very good, and when it’s bad, it’s almost unwatchable.

Photos/Video: First Look at Michael Luwoye and the Cast of MANDELA in Rehearsal Photo Photos/Video: First Look at Michael Luwoye and the Cast of MANDELA in Rehearsal
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

The world premiere musical Mandela has released all new photos and video from the rehearsal room, featuring a first glimpse and early listen of the soaring new musical ahead of its opening at the Young Vic Theatre. 

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the Young Vic's MANDELA Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the Young Vic's MANDELA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Prior to its world premiere at the Young Vic in November, Mandela, the soaring new musical infused with the rhythms of South Africa begins rehearsals in London. Check out all new rehearsal photos here!

Cast Announced For World Premiere of MANDELA at the Young Vic Photo Cast Announced For World Premiere of MANDELA at the Young Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

The Young Vic today announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Mandela, a new musical that tells the story of Mandela the man and the movement behind him.

Photos: First Look at All New Photos of the UK and Ireland Tour of LES MISERBLES Photo Photos: First Look at All New Photos of the UK and Ireland Tour of LES MISERBLES
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022

New images have been released of the Les Miserables UK and Ireland Tour. Les Miserables is currently performing in Dublin before visiting Southampton, Salford, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Hull, Bristol, Birmingham, Norwich, Canterbury, Sunderland, Leeds and Cardiff.

LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD Photo LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT & More Added to BroadwayHD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

Kicking off the month on January 1st is the 1945 musical comedy film Ziegfeld Follies, featuring Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Lena Horne and more. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying film, based on the musical of the same name, is set to debut on January 4th.

Toy Solider Productions Announces LADY M A Brand New Musical Inspired By Shakespeare Photo Toy Solider Productions Announces LADY M A Brand New Musical Inspired By Shakespeare
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2021

Musical theatre writing duo Gina Georgio and James Beeny of Toy Soldier Productions are thrilled to announce their latest project, LADY M.

LES MISERABLES Returns To Milton Keynes Next April Photo LES MISERABLES Returns To Milton Keynes Next April
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021

Cameron Mackintosh has announced¬†full casting for his acclaimed production of Boublil and Sch√∂nberg's ‚ÄúLES MISERABLES‚ÄĚ as the UK and Ireland tour reopens at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 23 November 2021 where it will visit Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 26 April to Saturday 21 May 2022.

Earl Carpenter Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Charing Cross Theatre's RAGTIME in the West End
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sell out production of Titanic, Thom Southerland, Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre directs a new production of Ragtime, playing for a strictly limited season. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW Exclusive: Ashleigh Gray Performs BRAVE on Daniel and Laura Curtis OVERTURE Album!
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album-  now available for pre-order on www.danandlauracurtis.com and released 24th October.

STAGE TUBE: Anita Louise Combe Sings 'Back To Before' from RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre. Click below to watch Anita Louise Combe, as Mother, singing RAGTIME's 'Back To Before' in the recording studio!

Breaking News: Will Swenson Returns to Broadway's LES MISERABLES to Sub for Injured Earl Carpenter
by Robert Diamond - Nov 16, 2015

This just in! Original cast member Will Swenson will return to the role of Javert in Cameron Mackintosh's Broadway production of LES MISERABLES for a limited time beginning this Wednesday,November 18, stepping in for Earl Carpenter as he recovers from a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement). Carpenter will undergo an MRI this week to determine a treatment plan and timetable for recovery.

STAGE TUBE: Peter Lockyer and Rachelle Ann Go Share LES MISERABLES Memories in Celebration of 30th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2015

The legendary production of Les Miserables is celebrating its 30th birthday this week and as part of the celebrations, check out the interview video below of Peter Lockyer, who plays Jean Valjean, and Rachelle Ann Go who plays Fantine.

STAGE TUBE: Preview Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman in THE ROUTE TO HAPPINESS Album!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2014

Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman appear on the new recording of Alexander S. Bermange's three-person musical The Route To Happiness, which was embraced by critics and audiences alike during its run at London 's Landor Theatre last year. This album of the complete show includes new and reconceived material that BBC comic songwriter Bermange has created for the musical since its premiere production, and is produced by Mike Dixon, one of the UK 's foremost Musical Supervisors.

STAGE TUBE: Meet LES MIZ's New Bad Guy- Earl Carpenter
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production ofClaude-Michel Schonberg & 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!

STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES Opens in Toronto; Ramin Karimloo, Colm Wilkinson & More on the Show's Lasting Legacy
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh's latest production of Boublil & Schonberg's masterpiece, LES MISERABLES, the first show of the 2013-2014 Mirvish Subscription Season, just opened at Princess of Wales Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at opening night, featuring the cast members on the show's lasting legacy, as well as fans' initial reactions!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Reinvented THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour!
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2013

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced earlier today that their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera will launch a North American tour beginning this November in Providence, R.I at the Providence Performing Arts Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will play more than 20 multi-week engagements through next year, including Cincinnati, OH and Minneapolis, MN. A complete tour schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. First unveiled in March, 2012 in Plymouth, England, this reinvented PHANTOM has been an enormous box-office and critical hit throughout the U.K. Check out photos and highlights from the newly imagined production below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Birmingham Hippodrome Season - PHANTOM, LION KING and More!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2012

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced details of one of its busiest years ever, with no fewer than three West End blockbusters, a ballet premiere, new opera productions and the return of several popular favourites. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the season in the video below.


Earl Carpenter Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Earl Carpenter been in?
Earl Carpenter has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Earl Carpenter been in?
Earl Carpenter has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Earl Carpenter's first West End show?
Earl Carpenter's first West End show was Beauty and the Beast which opened in 1997