Jean Valjean , Simon Gleeson
Australian Stage: Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia!, Shout, Jolson, Les Misérables, Eureka, Chess, Hipbone Sticking Out, Harbour, The Republic of Myopia (STC). UK Stage: The Far Pavilions, Imagine This (West End), Three Sides, The Silver Lake, Certified Male, Shoes, Southwark Fair (Royal National Theatre). Film and television: City Homicide, Blue Heelers, SeaChange. UK Film and television: EastEnders (regular), Kombat and My Life In Ruins (Playtone). Simon recently appeared in Rupert for Melbourne Theatre Company.
Javert, Hayden Tee
New Zealand born, Hayden trained at NIDA and is acclaimed for his work in theatre, concert and cabaret throughout NZ, Australia, UK and US. Based in New York, Hayden has appeared in nine US productions including Camelot (King Arthur), 1776 (Rutledge), Into the Woods (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince) and originated the role of Jack in the new musical Being Earnest. Other International credits include; Les Misérables (Marius) London, Cats (Gus) and leads in Australian productions of Titanic, South Pacific, Little Women, Dead Man Walking.
Fantine, Patrice Tipoki
Patrice Tipoki most recently enjoyed alternating the role of Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked. She also played Nala in Disney’s The Lion King and understudied Killer Queen, Scaramouche and Oz in the Australasian Tour of We Will Rock You.
Other music theatre credits include Anyone Can Whistle (Fay Apple), Songs for a New World, West Side Story (Maria) and Prodigal (Maddy). Patrice toured and recorded with Sony BMG, received a BA at WAAPA and is from a very musical family. Patrice is a proud wife and mother.
Madame Thénardier, Lara Mulcahy
Lara is an award-winning actress who has delighted audiences worldwide with her performances. A WAAPA graduate, her theatre credits include principal roles in Mamma Mia! (Australia & London), Les Misérables, Mame, Dirty Blonde and many more. Lara featured in three Baz Luhrmann films: Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. From sharing the stage with fellow comedians in Celebrity Autobiography at the Sydney Opera House, co-hosting the The Circle or appearing on Spicks and Spicks, Lara has enjoyed a full and varied career.
Thénardier, Trevor Ashley
Trevor Ashley made his musical theatre debut creating the role of ‘Miss Understanding’ in the world premiere of Priscilla Queen of The Desert – The Musical. He followed this with Gale Edwards’ Jerry Springer The Opera and he played Edna Turnblad in David Atkins’ production of Hairspray.
Trevor has performed his solo shows throughout the world, most recently debuting Liza On An E on London’s West End to great critical acclaim.
Éponine, Kerrie Anne Greenland
A graduate of WAAPA, Kerrie Anne was cast as The Witch in Into the Woods, Smitty in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Calliope in Xanadu. She performed the National Anthem for Cricket Australia’s Hobart Test and was a finalist in the 2012 Cabaret Showcase in her self-produced Memoirs.
In 2013 she starred in De Lovely – A Cole Porter Celebration Concert with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
Cosette, Emily Langridge
Emily graduated WAAPA in 2012, with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. While at WAAPA, she played Kira in Xanadu and featured in Into the Woods, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. Soon after graduating, Emily made her professional debut in 2013 in Gypsy and Pirates of Penzance with The Production Company.
Emily is thrilled to be playing her dream role of Cosette in the new Australian production of Les Misérables.
Enjolras, Chris Durling
Chris graduated from the University of Ballarat – Arts Academy. Credits include: Jersey Boys (performed the roles of both Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio), Fame (Nick Piazza), An Officer and a Gentleman – workshop (Zac Mayo), Saturday Night (Artie), High School Musical (Troy Bolton), John & Jen (John), Follies (Young Buddy), Damn Yankees, My Fair Lady (Freddy), a cabaret with Broadway composer John Bucchino and, most recently, the role of Doody in Grease.
Marius, Euan Doidge
Originally from Mt Gambier in South Australia, Euan landed his first major role, Paul San Marco, in the Australian Production of A Chorus Line, for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2012 Helpmann Awards. Credits since then include The Production Company’s Anything Goes and The Producers, the Australian tour of Legally Blonde, where he played the role of Nikos/Padamadan, and most recently the national tour of Grease.