Australia’s David Harris to play Jean Valjean in the USA

According to, leading man David Harris (Miss Saigon, Wicked, Legally Blonde) is set to play Jean Valjean at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

The production will be directed by Tony nominee Terrence Mann, who originated the role of Inspector Javert on Broadway, and will reprise it in this production.

Also starring are 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.

Rounding out the cast are Alex Zeto (Fantine), Will Bryant (Enjolras), Joe Callahan (Marius), Chandler Lovelle (Cosette), Amandina Altomare, Maggie Bera, Gabriel Bernal, Gerald Caesar, Jonathan Cobrda, Kent Coleman, Troyer Coultas, Allison Dixon, Conor Donally, Julia Rose Estrada, Michelle Beth Herman, Luke Hamilton, Chester Martin, Katherine McEllan, Kate McMillan, Kelly Murphy, Sean Ormond, Cullen Reis and Alessandro Viviano.

Performances will continue through June 7 at Connecticut Rep’s Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre.

Chookas from Australia, David Harris!

If you’re in the States between May 28 and June 7, you can catch the production at The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For more information visit

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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