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  

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

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

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).