Les Misérables

June 17 – 23

The epic Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel, returns to The Muny to make history once again. Set against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary France, this celebrated mega-musical follows the journey of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict seeking a fresh start, and his relentless pursuer, Javert. Its powerful songs and thrilling story of love, passion, sacrifice and redemption have been beloved the world over for generations. 

 Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG  • Lyrics by HERBERT KRETZMER  • Book by ALAIN BOUBLIL, CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG  

About the Show

  • Seth Sklar-Heyn

    Director

  • Jesse Robb

    Choreographer

  • James Moore

    Music Director

  • Ann Beyersdorfer

    Scenic Design

  • Gail Baldoni

    Costume Design

  • Jason Lyons

    Lighting Design

  • John Shivers

    Co-Sound Design

  • David Patridge

    Co-Sound Design

  • Shawn Duan

    Video Design

  • Ashley Rae Callahan

    Wig Design

  • Willie Porter

    Production Stage Manager

Cast

John Riddle

JOHN RIDDLE

Jean Valjean

received a St. Louis Theater Circle Award for his performance of Anatoly Sergievsky in last season’s production of Chess. Other Muny: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Titanic, Show Boat, Legally Blonde and others. Broadway: The Visit (OBC), Frozen (OBC) and Raoul in the final company of The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway/NY: Cal Hockley in Titanique the Musical (Lortel nomination), The Secret Garden in Concert (Lincoln Center), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Town Hall). National tour: Evita. Regional: Kennedy Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodspeed, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Casa Mañana, Naples Opera. Other: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, American Pops Orchestra.

Jordan Donica

JORDAN DONICA

Javert

most recently starred as Sir Lancelot in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Camelot, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He originated the role of Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the Tony-nominated My Fair Lady (Lincoln Center Theater) and starred as Raoul in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. New York City Center Encores!: Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). Tour: Hamilton (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, SF/LA companies).

Teal Wicks

TEAL WICKS

Fantine

On Broadway, Teal originated the roles of Lady in The Cher Show, Mary Barrie in Finding Neverland and Emma Carew in the revival of Jekyll & Hyde. She made her Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role to critical acclaim in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Off-Broadway and across the US, Teal has created lead roles in The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater), The Blue Flower (Second Stage/A.R.T.), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (Signature Theatre NYC), The Life of the Party (TheatreWorks, with Andrew Lippa) and Fahrenheit 451 (59E59). TV/streaming appearances include The Peripheral (Amazon), The Night Agent (Netflix), NCIS: New Orleans, Evil, Elementary, The Good Wife, Chicago Justice.

Red Concepcion

RED CONCEPCIÓN

Thénardier

Broadway: Chicago (Amos Hart). National/International tours: Miss Saigon (The Engineer, US national and UK/Ireland tours). Asian and Philippine credits: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Adam/Felicia; Manila and Singapore; Gawad Buhay Outstanding Male Lead in a Musical and Aliw Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Equus (Alan Strang), The Normal Heart (Tommy), Annie (Rooster), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Lionel), West Side Story (A-rab) and more.

Jade Jones

JADE JONES

Madame Thénardier

The Muny: Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, The Color Purple. Off-Broadway: Vanities. Regional: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (Belle), A.D. 16, The Amen Corner, Macbeth, Into the Woods, The Wiz, 110 in the Shade, Sweeney Todd, School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play. TV: Chicago P.D., Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20 (ABC).

Ken Page

KEN PAGE

The Bishop of Digne

has performed in over 45 shows on the Muny stage. Ken is widely known as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie in the classic Disney/Tim Burton animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. He has performed the score live at The Hollywood Bowl, Barclays Center NY, LA’s Banc of California Stadium, Glasgow, London (SSE Arena, Wembley), Dublin and Tokyo. Film: Dreamgirls, Torch Song Trilogy, All Dogs Go to Heaven and more. Ken made his Broadway debut in the all-Black revival of Guys and Dolls as Nicely-Nicely Johnson (Theatre World Award). Other Broadway: Cats (Old Deuteronomy, OBC video/film cast), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (OBC, LA, Paris, Drama Desk Award for Best Actor, Grammy Award cast album), The Wiz (Lion). London’s West End: Children of Eden (Father, OLC), My One and Only in Concert (London Palladium). Mr. Page’s solo concert, Page By Page, was released on CD (LML Music). He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Artists (MAC), Project One Voice/Black Theatre and the St. Louis Arts Foundation.

EMILY BAUTISTA

Éponine

made her Broadway debut in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon, where she understudied the lead role of Kim. She later returned to the role full time on the first national tour. In between the Broadway and touring productions of Miss Saigon, Emily took on the role of Éponine in Cameron Mackintosh’s North American touring production of Les Misérables. Following her time on tour, Emily made her London debut in the world premiere of Vanara: The Legend in the lead role of Ayla. On television, she is recognized for her role as Elodie on Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. Additionally, Emily has made notable appearances in films The Compound (2021) and Which Brings Me to You (2023).

Gracie Annabelle Parker

GRACIE ANNABELLE PARKER

Cosette

Regional: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown, The Carnegie), Brigadoon (Fiona, Wagon Wheel), Legally Blonde (Ensemble). Gracie is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, BFA musical theatre.

Peter Neureuther

PETER NEUREUTHER

Marius

Regional: Newsies (Jack Kelly) at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Peter is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

James D. Gish

JAMES D. GISH

Enjolras

Broadway: Wicked (Fiyero). Off-Broadway: The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio, New York City Center Encores!), The Jerusalem Syndrome (Mickey Rose, York Theatre, OOBC). National tours: Beautiful (Gerry Goffin), Les Misérables (Feuilly). Recent regional: Daddy Long Legs (Jervis, Phoenix Theatre Co.), West Side Story (Tony), Newsies (Jack Kelly) and The Toxic Avenger (Toxic Avenger).

Kate Kappel

KATE KAPPEL

Little Cosette

was last seen at The Muny in The Sound of Music (Gretl von Trapp) and in the Youth Ensemble of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Sister Act. Kate is 12 years old and just finished the sixth grade at South City Catholic Academy in St. Louis. She is a vocal student at Lisa Christine Studios and learns dance at the Professional Dance Center, where she is a member of the Ensemble competition team. Kate is a member of the Muny Kids and Muny Holiday troupes.

Grace Moore

GRACE MOORE

Young Éponine

is 10 years old and is going into fifth grade, where she sings with her school choir and is a student house leader. Grace studies dance at Performing Arts Centre. She performs with the competition team and is a classroom helper. She studies voice with Kelly Stinnett Studios.

Will Schulte

WILL SCHULTE

Petit Gervais/Gavroche

made his Muny debut in the Youth Ensemble of Beauty and the Beast last summer and is so excited to be performing with the Muny Kids touring troupe this summer. Will has also performed with Gateway Center for Performing Arts and was most recently seen as Kassim in Aladdin Jr. at his school. Will studies voice with Katie Kopff and also enjoys playing tennis. He will be attending St. Louis University High School in the fall.

Creative Team

SETH SKLAR-HEYN

Director

directed the current London production of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as the 2020 UK/Ireland tour (both based on Harold Prince’s original staging). Seth has served as executive producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. since 2013, working on all recent Broadway and North American touring productions of PhantomMiss Saigon and Les Misérables. Seth directed the Australian premiere of the new production of Phantom at Sydney Opera House in 2022 (based on Laurence Connor’s original staging). Previously, Seth directed US tours of Frost/Nixon and Evita (both based on Michael Grandage’s original staging). Additional Broadway and touring credits include EvitaA Little Night MusicFinian’s RainbowMary StuartRock ’n’ RollFrost/NixonThe Coast of UtopiaGood Vibrations and Billy Elliot. Graduate of Vassar College.

JESSE ROBB

Choreographer

On Broadway, Jesse is the co-choreographer of the new musical Water for Elephants. He recently choreographed the twice-extended 2023 production of Spamalot at the Stratford Festival of Canada. He was the associate choreographer to Bob Avian for the Tony-nominated revival of Miss Saigon and staged the subsequent North American tour and Austrian companies. Jesse is also the movement director for both the North American tour and South Korean productions of Les Misérables. His work has been produced regionally at Theatre Calgary, Ogunquit Playhouse and The 5th Avenue Theatre.

James Moore

JAMES MOORE

Music Director

Muny: Sweeney Todd1776GypsyThe Music ManHoliday InnHello, Dolly!West Side StoryMeet Me in St. LouisThe Producers. Broadway: Miss SaigonOn the TownGigiFolliesSouth PacificRagtime (original, revival companies), Steel PierCompany. National tours: The ProducersKiss Me, KateCrazy for YouAnd the World Goes ’Round. Encores! Off-Center: Road Show. Kennedy Center: The Music Man starring Norm Lewis, Camelot starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Fair Lady starring Jonathan Pryce, Mame starring Christine Baranski. Recordings: On the TownFollies. Moore is music supervisor for the North American touring production of Les Misérables. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Michael Horsley

MICHAEL HORSLEY

Associate Musical Director

is music supervisor for The Muny, music director for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Opera/Music Theatre Department, and on staff at Webster University. Broadway: ChicagoSeussical. National tours: White ChristmasThoroughly Modern MillieChicago (with Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen), 42nd StreetSeven Brides for Seven Brothers, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Solo concerts for Lee Roy Reams, Judy Kaye, Luci Arnaz, Shirley Jones, Karen Mason, Tovah Feldshuh. Vocal direction: Detroit Symphony (holiday concert series), National Symphony, Birmingham Symphony. Select Regional Theatre: Roman Holiday (Guthrie Theater), White Christmas (Wang Theatre, Detroit’s Fox Theatre, Toronto’s Sony Center), On a Clear Day … (Music Theatre Wichita), Fiddler on the Roof (American Musical Theatre of San Jose), A Chorus Line (Pioneer Theatre), The Full Monty (North Carolina Theatre).