|Broadway Theatre & Imperial Theatre
(also, appeared in National Tour)
|Book by Claude-Michel Shonberg & Alail Boulil
Based on the book by Victor Hugo
Music by Claude-Michel Shonberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Directed & Adapted by Trevor Nunn & John Caird
Sutton Foster was featured in the female ensemble and understudied the role of Eponine in the Broadway production of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre.
She then went on the road with the National Tour and played the role of Eponine for audiences around North America. The national circuit took note of Sutton’s amazing performance, as she perked ears with her powerful melodies and brought to life an original portrayal of this tragic character.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.
Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of his adoptive daughter.
His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.
“At the End of the Day”, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home” & “One Day More”
Buy the Original Broadway Cast Record on Amazon.com
Les Miserables with Sutton Foster: Talkin’ Broadway
Les Miserables with Sutton Foster: Eric D. Snider