April 21, 2008

Newsflash: John Lloyd Young to Play Marius in Les Miserables at Hollywood Bowl!

April 21st, 2008

Newsflash: BroadwayWorld.com reports that Les Miserables at the The Hollywood Bowl has completed casting, and in the plum role of Marius will be Tony-winner John Lloyd Young!

The rest of the principal cast, previously announced by the The Hollywood Bowl press office are: Rosie O’Donnell (Madame Thenardier), Lea Michele (Eponine), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Javert), J. Mark McVey (Jean Valjean), Melora Hardin (Fantine) and Aaron Lazar (Enjolras).

The director will be Richard Jay-Alexander, with Musical Director Kevin Stites, conducting The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

The three performances of Les Miserables will be Friday, August 8, 2008, 8:30 PM, Saturday, August 9, 2008, 8:30 PM and Sunday, August 10, 2008, 7:30 PM. Single tickets go on sale on May 10th. Group and Subscriber tickets are on sale now. For more information, click here to visit The Hollywood Bowl’s Official Web Site.

Congratulations to JLY!


  1. http://johnlloydyoung.com/blog.htm

    Comment by Leanna — April 21, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

  2. Hi John, Jen and I are so happy for you, all the best!
    Congratulations! You wanted this part, and now you have it. That’s what dreams are made of, and that’s what we wanted for you. We love you JL, Jody :)

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — April 21, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

  3. The forum is buzzing about this tidbit and I for one am totally thrilled for John. He is an amazing young talent and they needed to get him to Hollywood asap. I have been humming the songs since I read this tonite. Victor Hugo had the right idea.

    Comment by Gayle Kamen-Weinstein — April 21, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  4. How exciting for you, John! I saw Les Miserables last year in New York and enjoyed it (except I kept scaring the man next to me because I thoroughly jumped out of my seat at the sound of gunfire). Now the West coast will see what all the fuss is about when JLY comes to Hollywood! Congratulations!

    Comment by LuluThompson — April 21, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

  5. Wonderful! I hope a performance will be televised for all to see. Congratulations.

    Comment by L — April 22, 2008 @ 5:55 am

  6. Congrats John it’s nice to see all your dreams come true. I’m sure you will knock the socks off of Hollywood, just like you did to New York with Jersey Boys. Hoping to be able to get tickets and see you in person again. Good Luck and all my Best Wishes for you

    Comment by gail drouillard — April 22, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  7. Way to go John!!!!!!!! Sounds like a wonderful part for you. Good luck. We are all so happy for you.

    Comment by Lenora Antunes — April 22, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

  8. OH MY GOD! I am so excited to finally be able to see JLY performing live. That is a treat of which many of us west-coasters have been deprived. Yay!! I can’t wait.

    Comment by mrsvalli — April 22, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

  9. Congratulations John!
    You know the many times we spoke Joe asked you about Les Miserables and when it was going to become a movie. Joe always felt that if they were to make another movie version of Les Mis you would be perfect as Marius. Now a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl has been anounced and he gets to see one of his favorites shows and with you and Jenn in it.
    This is going to be a special treat as we both love Les Miserables and have seen it just as many times as we have seen Jersey Boys.
    John,you will make a great Marius and we look forward to seeing you in August.

    Damaris & Joe Dugan

    Comment by Damaris Dugan — April 24, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

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