David led the cast as Jean Valjean and received critical acclaim for his portrayal. The cast also starred Terrance Mann as Javert, who originated the role on Broadway, receiving his first Tony Award nomination for his portrayal. The cast also included Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Bring It On, Motown, Pippin) as Eponine, Philip Hoffman (Cabaret, Baby, Into the Woods) as Thenardier and Tony nominee Liz Larsen (Beautiful, The Most Happy Fella) as Madame Thenardier.
Les Miz was written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.
“In the role of Jean Valjean, Harris’ voice is, wow—just gorgeous. Hartford Courant (full review)
“But it would be all for naught if it weren’t for the first-rate voices, especially David Harris as the show’s hero, Jean Valjean. An actor with great presence, charisma and power, he shows off his strong yet graceful tenor in the signature songs “Who Am I?” and “Bring Him Home.” – Hartford Courant (full review)
“David Harris – known in Australia as one of the most gifted actors in the country –does an equally impressive job in the role of the valiant Jean Valjean. His magnificent voice plays a big role in helping to make this production soar to the musical heights that it does.” – Onstage (full review)
“The cast is led by David Harris as Jean Valjean. A seasoned professional in Australia, now making his home in the United States, Harris commands the stage as the former convict that changes his life around. He possesses a rich, strong voice that resonates throughout the small theater.” Stu On Broadway (full review)
“David Harris, who plays Jean Valjean, an actor of equal star-power in his native Australia, is impressive as the ethically-challenged former convict.” – CTTheater (full review)