The Ongoing Les Misérables Discussion Thread
Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:54 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:18 AM
So glad someone mentioned him. I myself have never seen him as Javert, but a friend who did talked very highly of his performance. I hope he will get a principal role soon if he is staying.
Also, I have seen Shauan as Javert twice. I much much prefer him to Hadley in that role. Shauan too wasn't perfect. His Javert was still in the training period (so to speak), but the Shauan did have Javert's soul inside. He played it very very simple with no fuss no decoration, and that way works better than how Hadely plays it, IMHO.
Finally, I went to see today's matinee which was my overall ??th and about 10th seeing Ramin@JVJ. I was deeply deeply moved by his portrayal of this role. He gave truth to every single note he sang. And the range of emotions he can put in his voice. I even think Ramin has overcome his only weakness (=inconsistancy). To think he's been plyaing this role only for 3 months, and yet achieved this much is simply incredible. Ramin is an incrediblly talented actor who has so much respect for the role and gives so much to do the role justice. We are lukcy indeed to have in the UK.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:12 AM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:15 PM
Scott Garnham played him in a way that really gave him some depth, for me. Garnham really was one of the best, perhaps the best, I've seen as Enjolras.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:27 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:02 AM
Yes, current understudies in Les Miz are all very good or better than the principals, IMO. Scott is certainly one of the best Enjorlrases I've seen along with David Thaxton and Kojiro Oka of Japan.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:03 AM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:10 PM
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