Actor and singer Alfie Boe, who received a special Tony Award in 2003 for his performance in Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme,” will return to the Great White Way this September, playing Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s “Les Misérables.”
This isn’t Boe’s first time as Prisoner 24601. He played Valjean in the “Les Miserables” 25th Anniversary Concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2010, and also played the role in the West End production of the show.
Boe replaces Ramin Karimloo, who received a Tony nomination for his take on Valjean in the reimagined Broadway production. Karimloo’s final performance will be Aug. 30. Roe begins performances Sept. 1.
While somewhat unknown to U.S. audiences, Boe is a very successful recording artist in the U.K., with eight albums under his belt. He recently appeared on-screen in PBS’ “Mr. Selfridge.”
Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, “Les Misérables” is playing at the Imperial Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit LesMiz.com/Broadway.