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Frances Ruffelle

 
Date of Birth: August 29, 1965 (57)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Queenie [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Performer
  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine
Whore
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Whore
Eponine
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1984
Performer


Frances Ruffelle Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Frances RuffelleLes Miserables
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Debut Performance Gold Star
Frances Ruffelle, Les Miserables
 
Theatre World Awards - 1987 - Performance Gold Star
Frances Ruffelle, Les Misérables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Frances Ruffelle, Les Misérables

Frances Ruffelle News

Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's Photo Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 16, 2022

See photos of Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice joining the wall of drawings at Sardi’s! 

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE MUSEUM OF BROADWAY
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Museum of Broadway officially opened yesterday, November 13, ahead of its official public opening tomorrow. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the red carpet event here! Among the stars in attendance were Shoshana Bean, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Rapp, Telly Leung, and many more!

Photos: YOU WILL GET SICK Company Celebrates Opening Night! Photo Photos: YOU WILL GET SICK Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 8, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of You Will Get Sick, a new play by Noah Diaz directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton, officially opened on November 6, 2022 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Photos: Signature Theatre's MY BROKEN LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: Signature Theatre's MY BROKEN LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 8, 2022

Signature Theatre's production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright's stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, officially opened on Sunday night, November 6 and runs through Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Fairlee Twins to Return to The Green Room 42 With THE EVEN BETTER SHOW in December Photo Fairlee Twins to Return to The Green Room 42 With THE EVEN BETTER SHOW in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Identical twin performers Matthew Fairlee and Ian Fairlee will return to The Green Room 42 on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 p.m. with THE EVEN BETTER SHOW, a follow-up to their 2019 cabaret, THE VERY GOOD SHOW.

Orfeh, Eden Espinosa, Laura Bell Bundy & More Set for I AM WOMAN at The Green Room 42 Photo Orfeh, Eden Espinosa, Laura Bell Bundy & More Set for I AM WOMAN at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present I AM WOMAN: A Concert for Female Empowerment on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm, featuring Broadway alums Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman), Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and more.

THE BOO-STED SHOW: HALLOWEEN WITH BUSTED to be Presented at The Green Room 42 This Mo Photo THE BOO-STED SHOW: HALLOWEEN WITH BUSTED to be Presented at The Green Room 42 This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present The Boo-Sted Show: Halloween with Busted on Monday, October 31st at 9:30pm.

Broadway's Charissa Hogeland Debuts Solo Show SONGS THAT CARRIED ME THROUGH At The Gr Photo Broadway's Charissa Hogeland Debuts Solo Show SONGS THAT CARRIED ME THROUGH At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2022

Broadway's Charissa Hogeland will present her solo show, SONGS THAT CARRIED ME THROUGH, at the Green Room 42 on Sunday October 9th at 7pm.. This 60 minute concert marks Hogeland's solo show debut.

Ilana Levine To Host RUTH SENT US: A BENEFIT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE Photo Ilana Levine To Host RUTH SENT US: A BENEFIT FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

The Green Room 42 presents Ruth Sent Us: A Benefit For Reproductive Justice on October 11th at 7:00 PM. Ilana Levine, known for her acclaimed podcast Little Known Facts, will host. Levine joins the previously announced Emmy winner Mauricio Martinez, Grammy nominees Austin Ku and Kendyl Ito, Jeff Award winner Andrea Prestinario, Emmy nominee David Dabbon, and Marina Pires and Luke Wygodny of The Heartstrings Project (Grammy consideration).

See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in Octobe Photo See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ

Frances Ruffelle Videos

VIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 11, 2022

Tonight's the night! Broadway stars align at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this weekend as they come together for two performances only (February 11 and 12) of 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 12- LES MISERABLES Brings The Revoultion To Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 12- LES MISERABLES Brings The Revoultion To Broadway

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2019

Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.

VIDEO: Frances Ruffelle Sings STILL HURTING by Jason Robert Brown Videoplay
VIDEO: Frances Ruffelle Sings STILL HURTING by Jason Robert Brown

by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle is back in town with her stunning solo performance: 'Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York!' an intimate evening of song that whispers seductive secrets, lays bare the naked truth and explodes with the one of a kind bottle rocket charisma that's kept 'Frankie's' ardent fans coming back for more since she created the iconic role of 'Eponine' in 'Les Miserables' and turned 'On My Own' into one of Broadway's most beloved standards. 'Frances Ruffelle Live(S) in New York!' is a wildly entertaining ride straight through the core of the most tender heart, fiery passion and loose comic confidence of a seasoned performer at the height of her game.

BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with Olivier & Tony Award Winner Frances Ruffelle Videoplay
BWW TV: Richard Jay-Alexander Chats with Olivier & Tony Award Winner Frances Ruffelle About LES MIZ and So Much More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2018

BroadwayWorld is proud to bring you an exclusive conversation between two legends - London's Frances Ruffelle (now a New Yorker) and Broadway's Richard Jay-Alexander. Both of these longtime pros share a very special experience, being part of the legendary history of LES MISERABLES. The two friends got together on the stage of THE GREEN ROOM 42 in the heart of midtown Manhattan, where Jay-Alexander had just seen her show, FRANCES RUFFELLE LIVEs IN NEW YORK. There were no rules and nothing 'off-limits' as neither of them prepared or pre-discussed what they would talk about, prior to walking into the venue on a recent hot New York afternoon. It's very informative and just as entertaining. Ruffelle's final show of the season is Saturday, June 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW TV: Save on Tickets to See Mario Frangoulis and Frances Ruffelle, Reunited at Lin Videoplay
BWW TV: Save on Tickets to See Mario Frangoulis and Frances Ruffelle, Reunited at Lincoln Center on 11/6

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2017

Mario Frangoulis, the acclaimed international Crossover Tenor returns to the US for a limited set of engagements in New York, Montreal and LA from November 6-11, 2017. Described by BroadwayWorld as one of the most beautiful tenor voices on earth, Frangoulis will be joined in New York with his longtime friend and stage colleague from LES MISERABLES, Tony Award-winner Frances Ruffelle who played the iconic role of Eponine to his Marius at the Pallas Theatre in London's West End.

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace.

STAGE TUBE: Frances Ruffelle and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt Debut 'Best Friends' from THE WILD PARTY
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2017

Frances Ruffelle and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt perform 'Best Friend' from the forthcoming West End production of The Wild Party. Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie, The Wild Party will begin previews at The Other Palace on Monday, February 13th, 2017. 

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert.


Frances Ruffelle Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Frances Ruffelle been in?
Frances Ruffelle has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Frances Ruffelle been in?
Frances Ruffelle has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Frances Ruffelle's first West End show?
Frances Ruffelle's first West End show was Starlight Express which opened in 1984

What awards has Frances Ruffelle been nominated for?
Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Miserables , Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Les Misérables and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables .

What awards has Frances Ruffelle won?
Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Miserables, Best Debut Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Les Misérablesand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables.