Simon Gleeson, Hayden Tee & More to Join West End’s Les Miserables

first_img View Comments The West End production of Les Miserables is ready to welcome a host of new and returning faces to the barricade. Beginning December 5, Simon Gleeson, Lucy O’Byrne and Hollie O’Donoghue will assume the roles of Jean Valjean, Fantine and Eponine. Paul Wilkins will return to play Marius beginning December 12, with Charlotte Kennedy stepping into the role of Cosette.Additionally, Les Miz alum Hayden Tee will play Javert from January 9, 2017 through April 22. He steps in for Jeremy Secomb, who is set to cross the pond and star in the off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd.The current cast of Les Miserables features Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Secomb as Javert, the Miss Saigon-bound Eva Noblezada and Rachellle Ann Go as Eponine and Fantine, respectively, Craig Mather as Marius and Zoë Doano as Cosette. Continuing in their roles are David Langham and Katy Secombe as the Thénardiers and Chris Cowley as Enjolras.Gleeson has previously played the role of Valjean in Manila, Singapore and Australia. His West End credits include Mamma Mia!, Eureka and The Far Pavillions.O’Byrne makes her West End debut as Fantine. She previously starred as Maria in the U.K. tour of The Sound of Music. O’Donoghue’s time in Les Miz began in 2015 as a part of the ensemble. Her additional credits include The Commitments, Peter Pan and Ragtime.Wilkins is no stranger to Les Miz and the role of Marius; he made his West End debut in the show last year and has since played Marius in Manila, Singapore and Dubai. Kennedy also took her first West End bow in the musical last year.Tee previously played the role of Marius in Les Miz in the West End. He is set to play Javert once again when the show heads to Dubai in November. His additional credits include South Pacific, Little Women, Titanic, Cats and Into the Woods. Simon Gleeson in ‘Les Miserables'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)last_img

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